ANIMAL AFFAIRE GALA RAISES $102,720
SPCA Tampa Bay’s 5th annual event draws
strong support for homeless pet mission
SPCA Tampa Bay’s gala held Saturday April 6th at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo drew more than 250 people and raised $102,720. FOX 13 NewsJournalist Cynthia Smoot emceed the stage program and live auction. Local restaurateur and SPCA supporter Steve Westphal was a hero to the animals when he joined Cynthia Smoot on stage and auctioned off seventeen (17) dinners at his restaurants Parkshore Grill and 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, raising $28,500 in less than 5 minutes!
Animal Affaire advisory members included Betsie Scott, Barbara Lombardo, Vivian Rawson, and Linda Shaffer. Corporate event sponsors included Carlton Fields PA, Rogan & Associates, ME Wilson, John Ralph & Associates, Sabal Trust Company, Southwest Staffing, and The New Barker ~ Florida’s top dog magazine.