Pepin Academies will hold its Community Gala featuring Lou Holtz, coach, sportscaster, author and motivational speaker, on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. The gala, hosted by Tom and Lauren Pepin, will include a cocktail reception and silent auction, with dinner to follow.
The gala will be held to raise awareness about learning disabilities and celebrate the students of Pepin Academies. The Pepin Academies serve more than 500 students with learning and learning-related disabilities.
Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, Attorney General Pam Bondi and other state and local government officials and business leaders will be in attendance.
Individual reserved seats are $300. Other sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,200 for four gala guests with reserved seating. Reservations for the private pregala reception begin at $2,500 for two guests, with reservations for up to eight guests to the gala.
Information on making a reservation or donation can be found at theacademies.us or contact gala chairwoman Kay Sullivan at (813) 601-1284.