The event: Saturday night college football will provide the entertainment, while fans celebrate with an indoor tailgate party. Guests will enjoy food and drinks from premier Tampa-area restaurants that have donated time and services to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Plus, a silent and live auction will include sought after sports memorabilia, spa packages and vacation getaways. Individual tickets are $100 and include unlimited food and beverage (beer, wine, cocktails) from a wide variety of Tampa's top restaurants. Buy tickets.
The reason: Tampa Tailgate was founded by Chip and Heather Bauder soon after their son, Logan, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was 5 months old. The Bauders are my neighbors and one of the nicest families you could ever meet. I've learned a little more about CF over the past few years through their fight, and I've always been in awe of Logan's positive attitude as they all battle for a cure together by way of this event.Logan and his dad, Chip at last year's Tampa Tailgate. Logan spoke to the crowd about his battle against CF and did such an amazing job sharing his story -- he brought the house down!
Logan has never known what it's like to just wake up and start his day -- or go to bed at night without doing treatments for his condition.Funds from this event are put directly toward research toward a cure for this
Each year Logan creates original artwork to promote the event, and it's featuyr. This piece was entitled "Buccaneers Assault on CF."For ticket and sponsorship information, visit tampatailgate.com or call (813) 374-9041. Like Tampa Tailgate on Facebook for up-to-date event information.