Massive charity gala The White Party returns to Seminole Hard Rock on Saturday

One of Tampa Bay’s biggest parties and best fundraisers is back for 2022. Presented by non-profit group The 13 Ugly Men, The White Party is a mega celebration at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino this Saturday, April 9th. In addition to stellar hors d’oeuvres and drinks, the can’t-miss gala features DJs, art performances and more live entertainment. Tickets are selling fast and available now on ticketmaster.

The White Party began its annual tradition nearly 10 years ago, but was paused in 2020 and 2021. This April marks the grand return of The 13 Ugly Men’s signature soiree. Kicking off at 8 pm, the party is in support of Best Buddies Tampa, an organization dedicated to providing friendship and job opportunity to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The White Party is symbolic of the organization’s mission to “party with a purpose,” as they’ve spent 30 years leveraging fun events into significant community support throughout Tampa Bay. All tickets are on sale now, and VIP tables are available, as well. And for a limited time, use code UGLY50 for 50% off tickets.

More from The 13 Ugly Men: “This fun-filled night time event features DJs & entertainment, amazing hors d’oeuvres & decor, and of course, the most beautiful people in Tampa. The newly expanded hotel & casino features an elegant event center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa that will serve as the perfect location to enjoy a night of entertainment and dancing all for a great cause. You know it, you love it, and we look forward to having you be a part of it. The White Party is back!”

Party with a purpose with The 13 Ugly Men

The mission for The 13 Ugly Men is to support the Tampa Bay community through hands-on volunteerism efforts and large-scale events that raise awareness and funds for local charities. The 13 Ugly Men first appeared in the Tampa area in the 1990’s as a group of 13 Founding Members who hosted fantastic parties and wanted to improve the community by giving back.

Over the subsequent years, the Foundation has raised well in excess of two million dollars for deserving charities and causes around Tampa Bay. 13 Ugly Men donate to all causes and needs which makes them unlike any other 501c3.

Best Buddies offers one-to-one friendship, integrated employment, and leadership development programs for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Florida.


Throughout nearly six decades, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have gained access to opportunities that have improved their lives in every aspect. The number of people within the IDD community who still face access barriers, social isolation and discrimination is staggering. Many people with IDD are unemployed and do not experience the simple joys of genuine friendships that people without disabilities often take for granted.

This is where Best Buddies International plays a vital role. Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200M individuals with IDD.

Tickets for The White Party are available here.

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