February Social – The Dog Bar (St. Pete)

  • Sunday, February 17th, 2019
  • 2 PM- 4 PM
  • Dog Bar St. Pete
  • 2300 Central Ave. St. Pete, FL

By popular demand join us at The Dog Bar St Pete for our February Social (if you’re considering bringing your dog please read all the way to the bottom). This Social will be held on a Sunday to make it easier for those that desire to bring their four-legged friends with them. Invite your friends, meet some new ones and come out for a few good drinks!

This social is for those ** 21 ** and up due to the establishment’s rules.

There will be a BBQ Food Truck serving up an excellent feast. The menu is included here if you want to look in advance.

Also, there will be drink specials which will be as follows:
$2.75 Domestic Cans of beer (Bud, Bud Light, Miller, Michelob Ultra etc.)
$4.25 Well liquor single mixer drinks
$5.00 Select shots (Lemon Drops, Fireball, and bartenders choice)

Please read the following if you are considering bringing your dog with you as some restrictions apply:

Dog Bar is a private off-leash dog park and all dogs must be healthy and non-aggressive. It is a requirement that all dogs must be spayed or neutered after one-year-old. Puppies under a year old must have their full round of shots completed (usually at 4 months old). They require proof of vaccines for all dogs consisting of rabies, parvo, and bordetella. Current vaccinations from a vet must be provided. If you don’t want to carry the paperwork with you, a digital copy on your phone will be fine. Please make sure the dates are clearly legible. A Rabies tag however does not fulfill this requirement. You will need to fill out the membership form when you arrive, the $5 visitors fee is waived for Balance Tampa Bay members for this event!

Squirt bottles are kept in the yard for dogs that play too rough. Dog Bar reserves the right to squirt your dog if unwanted behavior continues. This includes humping, excessive barking and rough play. We also provide a dog monitor, called a “Wooferee” to help maintain appropriate play behavior so that dog owners can relax and enjoy their time with their pup! The strong requirements attract a very balanced, healthy group of dogs for your dog to come to play with!

If you have any additional questions about bringing your dog please contact the establishment directly.





January Service Event – The Spring of Tampa Bay

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • 209 N Willow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Join us for our first service event of 2019 as we will be assisting The Spring of Tampa Bay’s thrift store and donation center. We will be sorting & organizing items that have been generously donated to families who are looking to set up a safe home of their own.

The mission of The Spring of Tampa Bay is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims and promote change in lives, families and communities.




January Social-Neiman Marcus-Tampa

  • Thursday, January 17th, 2019
  • 6 PM- 8 PM
  • Neiman Marcus – International Plaza
  • 2223 N West Shore Blvd Ste 600, Tampa, FL 33607

Come start the new year with a special social at Neiman Marcus at International Mall. There will be a cash bar, live models, live facials and a personalized fragrance from Tom Ford for you.

Please use the street entrance to Neiman Marcus Men’s Department and the social will be on the left as you walk in the door. As they are catering the event, please use the Going option so that we can have an accurate count.

This a unique event and we want to thank Neiman Marcus for hosting us.

All bar proceeds will be donated to The Spring of Tampa Bay.





November Service Event – The Toymakers

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • 407 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Please join us as we return to one of our favorite annual service events with The Toy Makers at Francis House. Invite your friends for a great time as we paint toys for lots of kids.

After the event, we will be getting together for lunch at Hamburger Mary’s Pub House in Ybor. We hope to see everyone there.

Parking: Parking is available in the Francis House lot.
What to wear: Casual dress, be comfortable.




December – Party 4 Presents

  • Saturday, December 8th, 2018
  • 9 PM
  • Southern Nights-Tampa
    1401 E. 7th Ave., Tampa 33605

It is that time of the year again!
Join Balance Tampa Bay with our friends at Southern Nights Tampa for our 8th Annual Party 4 Presents!

As with previous years, your unwrapped toy donation gets you free admission into Southern Nights for the party and your first drink free. These toys are donated to our 3 charities that will get them to children in need during the holidays.

Past years we collected over 1,200 toys for our three charities. This year we’d like to beat that number.

The types of toys the charities are looking for include:

Accessories for girls.
Action Figures
Arts and Craft sets
Balls and sports equipment
Bath toys
Board Games/Cards
Cars/ Trucks
Children’s DVDs
Crib toys
Culturally diverse dolls
Developmental toys
Gift cards
Preschool play sets
Portable CD players
Remote control cars

If the toys you donate require batteries, please remember to buy batteries as well.

Please no violent toys, such as guns/knives.

All donated toys must be new and unwrapped.





8th Annual Kickball 4 Kids

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • American Legion Park
    106 E Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

We’ve rescheduled KB4K! Join us at Balance Tampa Bay for our 8th Annual Kickball 4 Kids!

If you paid for a team or an individual back in May, those donations will be honored at this event.

As always we will have teams in a tournament type of game with a $20 suggested donation per person / $175 suggested donation for a team of 10.

Our beneficiary this year is Academy Prep Center of Tampa!
Academy Prep has a mission to inspire and empower students qualifying for need-based scholarships to become future community leaders through a rigorous middle school program coupled with ongoing graduate support.

Learn more about them at http://academyprep.org/tampa/

So mark your calendars and plan to come out for a great time!


October Social-The Queens Head – St. Pete

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • 6 PM- 8 PM
  • The Queens Head – St. Pete
  • 2501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Join Balance Tampa Bay for our October Social at The Queens Head in St Pete!

As always there are complimentary appetizers and a cash bar!
So mark your calendars and invite your friends for a great social night!

Reminder to bring your donated item for the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System – See details below.