Military Information – 24 August 2016

Spotlight Event        

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The Tampa Bay Area Navy Ball is a yearly event that brings the Navy community together and will be held on Friday, 21 October 2016 at the Renaissance International Plaza Hotel.

The Navy Ball Golf Tournament fundraiser supports the Navy Ball each year and will be held on Friday, 9 September 2016 at Rocky Point Golf Course.  The course of play will be an 18-hole Four Person Best Ball Scramble format. The below Donation/Sponsorship packages are available:

1)         Hole Recognition – $100 donation.

2)         Silver Package Sponsorship –$300 donation.

3)         Gold Package Sponsorship – $350 donation.

4)         Platinum Package Sponsorship – $600 donation.

5)        Title Package Sponsorship – $2000 donation will make your company the Title Sponsor.

To find out more information on this event please go to

To register visit

All donations requiring signage must be completed by Monday, 5 September 2016 to allow ample time for the signs to be made.

Contact the below with any questions:

April Pannell, Chairman, Navy Ball Golf Tournament – Email: – Cell: 619-808-2733

Kristopher Regan, Vice Chairman, Navy Ball Golf – Email: – Cell: 401-339-5883

The Navy Ball Committee is partnered with the Tampa Navy League, Chapter 212, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization operating under Section 501(c)(3) EIN, 59-2628997 for this specific event. The Federal government, including the Department of Defense and USCENTCOM, does not endorse any company, sponsor, or private organization, nor their products or services.



The Airlift/Tanker Association – Tony Janus Chapter is again hosting the 69th Air Force Ball on 9 September, 2016 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa.  Sponsors are always needed to support such an amazing event and allow our Airmen to attend.  For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities – Click Here



AFCEA’s Pelican Chapter, located in beautiful Tampa Florida, is a dynamic and vibrant organization with activities geared to keep members involved and engaged. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers that drive this chapter in a direction that is good for its members and its community.

The 600+ member Pelican Chapter distributed scholarships to deserving students in the communications, engineering, and computer science fields of study. We have been pleased to expand this program over the last few years to include scholarship offerings for graduate students, ROTC cadets and enlisted personnel in the local community. Proceeds from our biennial EXPOs, our annual Spring Golf Tournament, and raffles during our monthly luncheons account for our Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we support other non-profit organizations in our local community such as “Operation Warm Heart”, a program helping needy MacDill families and the Hope Children’s Home, a local orphanage.

For Sponsorship Information – Visit the Chapter’s Golf Webpage



USCENTCOM and the Tampa Bay Council of the Navy League (NLUS) are delighted to host the 2016 Navy League Ball.  The event will be held at the spectacular Renaissance International Plaza Hotel on October 21, 2016 with the theme:  AMERICA’S SAILOR, FOR 241 YEARS; TOUGH, BOLD READY.  As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, the Tampa Bay Navy League (NLUS) relies on the generosity of our sponsors to fund the numerous programs supported by our organization. Programs that include sponsoring US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, NJROTC Corps, ship commissionings, and various support of our Active Duty Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Service men and women. For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities available please email:


Hillsborough Community College 4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS) – 5 November 2016

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees.  The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.


GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at or (813) 228-8766 for more information