3rd Annual “A Dining Room of Hope” presents: An Evening With Legends

Our third annual fundraiser, A Dining Room of Hope, will be held Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:45 p.m. at the Rusty Pelican in Tampa, Florida. To see this gorgeous venue, please visit

5:00 pm: Silent Auction Begins/VIP Meet & Greet/Photo Op and autograph session with the Legends of Tampa Bay including:

Jane Castor, Former Tampa Police Chief
Chloe J. Coney, Founder of CDC Tampa
Warren Hope Dawson, ESQ, Tampa Attorney
Arthenia Joyner, Florida Senator
Denard Span, Tampa Bay Rays Center Fielder
Leroy Staley, legendary pro basketball player
Dr. Walter Smith, Former FAMU President
Rufus Lewis, Nat’L Black Golf Hall of Fame Inductee
Tyrone Keys, Former NFL Player

Keynote Speaker, Ernest Hooper, renowned columnist of the Tampa Bay Times


6:00 to 7:45 pm: The Main Event featuring an elegant Dinner, Live Entertainment, Special Guest Speakers & Raffles Sponsorship Packages Available. Please Inquire!

Rusty Pelican Restaurant
2425 N Rocky Point Dr,
Tampa, Florida 33607

ALL tickets include dinner, dessert, and a cash bar.

Dress Code:
Cocktail attire or dressy casual. No jeans, please.

All ticket purchasers will be automatically entered into a raffle for a 3-DAY CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS. Silent Auction items include a dinner for two at J. Alexander’s (a $200 cash value). Please be sure to turn in your general admission ticket stub at the event to be eligible for the prize. You MUST be present to win! Stay tuned for more details.

Click here to purchase your tickets at Eventbrite.

If you would like to become a sponsor of our event, download our sponsorship packet for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

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