2017 Defending Champs! For the last 3 straight years, Port Tampa Bay has participated in the annual Pan Am Dragon Boat Races held in Garrison Channel in Downtown Tampa. The last 2 of those years Port Tampa Bay has taken the title for Corporate teams.
Each year, Port Tampa Bay staff participates in a Thanksgiving Day food drive, collecting food, canned goods and other items for distribution through Meteroplotitan Ministries. Last year's "Hope is Here" campaign saw PTB's 3rd Floor oust 2-time defending champ - The PTB Facilities Dept - as the "most Giving" of the season. The total contribution included 327 lbs. of food and $230.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Each year, PTB hosts a unique walk along its wharf for the community to come together and gather in celebration, remembrance and solidarity for the cancer patients and their families that have endured treatments.
Port Tampa Bay actively participates in arguably the most iconic annual events of the year in Jan/Feb when the pirates invade our fair city during Gasparilla. Our greatest joy is with our community kids during the Children's parade - and have in past years even brought our own children to walk or ride in the parade. Each year, Ye Mystic Krewe holds the children's parade one week before the main parade. Together with Sant'Yago Knight Parade - they comprise the primary parade events of Gasparilla and join the many galas and balls hosted by individual krewes and variety of other Gasparilla-related events from approximately January through March.
Moffitt Healthy KIDZ is a community outreach program offered by Moffitt Cancer Center for children and adolescents of all ages focusing on cancer prevention, healthy living and positive life choices. The Healthy KIDZ motto “prevention starts early” is consistent with Moffitt’s mission, to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Healthy KIDZ culture of inclusion welcomes youth from diverse backgrounds and is supported by essential healthy lifestyle opportunities through robust programming and education for the mind and body. The program focuses on several themes including:
- Sun Safety
- Dangers of Tobacco
- The Arts
- STEAM – Careers in healthcare
Port Tampa Bay is a proud supporter of the Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program as it was hosted at Channelside Bay Plaza, The Aquarium and Port Tampa Bay this past Spring.