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American Cancer Society's
Tampa Cattle Baron's Ball

February 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM
at Water Works Park

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Please join us at the American Cancer Society's Tampa Cattle Baron’s Ball on February 20, 2016 for a great night! This is a fabulous event celebrating 19 years in Tampa where cowboys and cowgirls come together for an evening of good old western fun! Grab your hat and dust off your boots, climb into your best western gear for the most enjoyable event on this side of the Rio Grande! It promises to bring you a toe-tapping, knee slapping, rip-roaring, kick up your heels good time!

Cattle Baron’s Ball Tampa is proud to announce that more than 80% on every dollar donated goes towards funding our American Cancer Society Mission. “It’s is not about the party, it’s why we give the party.” The donations we receive through Cattle Baron’s make a significant impact in the war to fight cancer today and to one day develop a cure. And all of this is accomplished through donations from our community. Now that’s a reason to party, so join us!

We hope to see you there!

Honorary Chairs - Richard & Melanie Gonzmart

GALA-CY16-FL-Tampa-Bay-Cattle-Barons-Ball-Honorees“I believe we will find a cure for cancer in my lifetime,” Richard Gonzmart said. “That’s why I am committed to doing everything I can to fund research and awareness. Melanie and I are honored to be involved in Cattle Baron’s, one of the most significant fundraisers in the Tampa Bay area.”

As co-owners of the 110-year-old Columbia Restaurant Group, Richard and Melanie Gonzmart represent the fourth generation of the founding family. They have dedicated their lives to their family, their restaurants and their community. Tracing their history to Richard's great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez, Sr., a Cuban immigrant who served meals to Ybor City cigar workers for $5 a month, they always have been passionate and generous community leaders. Richard has been more visible, but both Richard and Melanie have ardently supported not only numerous cancer research initiatives, but also many other charities involving faith, education and children. Along the way, they have received hundreds of awards for their good works: Civitan Citizen of the Year. Jr. League Luminary. But, as Richard says, "There's still so much more to do."