Tourism Gives Back
Thousands of Tampa Bay area families will have food on their tables this summer thanks to the efforts of Tampa Bay’s tourism industry, which rallied on June 24th to support Feeding Tampa Bay at Visit Tampa Bay’s annual Tourism Gives Back event.
About 250 representatives from Tampa Bay hotels, attractions and other groups gathered on the floor of Amalie Arena for the event.
In addition to racing to create food packages containing 28,000 total meals, participants gathered cans used to build elaborate can structures and raised funds to benefit Feeding Tampa Bay. The result was food and money donations equal to 64,000 meals for area families.
The winners for “Tourism Gives Back” were:
- Fastest Team to Create 200 Food Packages: Hooters
- Best Team Spirit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
- Best Can Sculpture: Epicurean Hotel
- Most Money Raised: Hilton Tampa Downtown
Notable Mention: McKibbon Hotel Management matched the most money raised