Holiday Charity Ball Press Release

Holiday Charity Ball

Holiday Charity Ball in Brandon Successfully Celebrates 8 years of Dancing, Music and Holiday Fun!


On Thursday, December 10th, the 4rd Annual Brandon Holiday Charity Ball was held at the Regent — an evening extravaganza of entertainment, exceptional food, live music and great silent auction items benefiting Toys for Tots of Tampa Bay.


Holiday Charity Ball attendees raised $5000 and donated over 28 overflowing boxes of toys at a time when the Tampa Toys for Tots organization has seen a greater need for toys.  It was a new record for the charity ball, which grows leaps and bounds year over year.  


Over 270 attendees were dazzled with live entertainment including dance presentations by The Way 2 Dance Studios and Kim Hall School of Dance with music provided by Big Beats Entertainment, DJ Saxman, and Sequel Band.  Dinner was provided by Wayl of A Time Catering.  


“Every year, our community goes above and beyond with toys, sponsorships and just an outpouring of support. We cannot thank everyone, including our volunteers, enough!”… says Bob Savage,  event co-producer and president of Savage Consulting, Inc. The proceeds from this event directly benefit the children at Toys for Tots, which helps less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas.


“Our Roaring 20’s theme was a hit! Our event was sold out and we cannot wait to see how we are going to outdo ourselves next year,” said Tatyana Frost, Event Co-Producer and owner of The Way 2 Dance Studio in Brandon.


Guests were greeted with a red carpet entrance with paparazzi (Jason Angelini Photography), followed by the swinging sounds of music, live and interactive entertainment, dancing exhibition, silent auction, line dancing and amazing food!  


  • Donated Over $5000 to Toys for Tots
  • Collected over 28 Boxes of Toys (a new record)
  • Roaring 20’s theme
  • Dance Music by Big Beats Entertainment
  • Visual Media by Mach Media 5 and Mackey Productions
  • Dance Exhibitions by The Way 2 Dance and Kim Hall School of Dance
  • Catering by Wayl of a Time


Diamond Sponsors include:  The Way 2 Dance, Savage Consulting, ID Marketing & Events, AEA, Bay Villa Developers, Master Purveyours, Brown & Brown Insurance, Grace C. Lewis CPA, R. Geoffrey Wiehe DDS, Harwood Consulting, Davita, McIlwain & Charimonte Dentistry, Brandon Cataract & Eye Center, Sam & Holli Farrell, Commercial Repair & Sales, Communications Solutions and many more.

My wife and I attended the Charity Ball in 2013. We will definitely be going this year! It was a spectacular night of dancing, good food and a lot of fun for non-dancers as well I imagine.

Toys for Tots is a great cause and everyone should support the Marines and The Way 2 dance help kids out for Christmas.

- Joe Elam
The ballroom was such a holiday delight with the stacks of wrapped gifts in the center of the tables (thanks to Grace and Al Lewis), the dramatic lighting, and the truly enormous dance floor. Meeting our friends with Seth Alderman singing made for a very special cocktail hour.

As for the rest of the evening… just too much to write!! We loved all the dancing—both the exhibitions and having the opportunity to practice ourselves—and the dinner was truly delicious.

- Sherron Bienvenu
The Ball was a grand show of support and partnership with Toys for Tots. We couldn't have a more fitting celebration for the Holiday spirit.
- James McIlwain