While a hot and humid Indian Summer thrives in Tampa, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) is immersed in sparkling snow and glittering ice as they prepare for Tuxes & Tails- Nordic Nights. The signature black-tie, fundraising gala will take place in a wintry world of snowflakes and stars on Saturday, October 13th from 5:30pm to Midnight at the Tampa Convention Center. Honorary Co-Chairs Lisa and Nikki DeBartolo will host the event where more than 70 adoptable pets will be on hand to melt the hearts of guests and inspire generous support for their worthy cause. FOX 13’s Cynthia Smoot and Russell Rhodes will serve as emcees for the historically sold-out festivities. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early at TuxesTailsTampa.com or by calling 813.876.4150.

“We are so excited about this year’s event,” said HSTB’s Special Events Manager Ornella Varchi. “Our community is incredibly generous and we can’t wait to throw them an amazing party to say ‘thank you!’ and to celebrate our shared passion for homeless animals.”

Guests will drink, dine, and dance the night away with the following attractions:

  • 70+ adoptable pets
  • Cocktail Party with complimentary wine and beer
  • Silent Auction with 100+ luxury items
  • *VIP Lounge with open bar, appetizers, and entertainment
  • Dinner with complimentary wine and beer
  • A glimpse into the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s life-saving work
  • Live Auction with exclusive, luxury lots
  • Entertainment by Dorene Collier’s Event Show Productions including a runway show with adoptable pets
  • Apres-Ski themed After-Party by the water with libations, dancing, coffee, and cigar bar

The Presenting Sponsor for the event isThe Brink Foundation.

The following top sponsors also lend their support: Best In Show- An Anonymous Friend of the Animals; Ties & Tiaras- Antinori Family, Gerry and Suzie Archibald/Tampa Coin, BlueGrace Logistics, Cypress Boutique, Lisa DeBartolo and Don Miggs, Nikki DeBartolo and Sheriff Chad Chronister, Periodontal Health Center, and Cherie and Harvey Schonbrun. A complete list of sponsors can be found at TuxesTailsTampa.com.

*The VIP Lounge is available only to event sponsors at the Model Purrfect level and higher. Call 813.876.4150 for VIP access or more information.