Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

BrewHaHa helps fund college for children with physical disabilities

Rosalma Nimphius, left, Dr. Hugo Keim and Alicia Keim celebrate at BrewHaHa, a fundraiser for ChairScholars Foundation.

Photo by JAMES BRANAMAN | Special to the Times

Rosalma Nimphius, left, Dr. Hugo Keim and Alicia Keim celebrate at BrewHaHa, a fundraiser for ChairScholars Foundation.


More than 350 ghoulishly attired guests got into the Halloween spirit at BrewHaHa 2011, a fundraiser that brought in enough money to send 11 Tampa Bay area youngsters with severe physical disabilities to college.

The benefit for the ChairScholars Foundation featured fire dancers, psychic readers, tassa drummers, food, drink and music on the grounds of St. Petersburg's Rutland-Farley estate.

Guests included program director Caroll Vick, cofounders Dr. Hugo and Alicia Keim, and Rosalma Nimphius.

This year's event, hosted by Michele and Philip Farley, was the most successful to date, officials said. Through scholarships for college or vocational training, the foundation helps young people with physical disabilities achieve independence and economic stability.


Limousine rides, a red carpet and entertainment from Radio Disney were among the treats in store for guests at the second annual Father-Daughter Ball presented by Girls Inc. of Pinellas.

More than 500 participants created a capacity crowd at the event, which took place at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach.

Proceeds provide scholarships for the nonprofit agency, which helps girls learn self-reliance, self-respect and self-confidence and focuses on academic excellence, financial independence and personal fulfillment.


The Queen's Court, which raises money for charities and civic organizations through its Queen of Hearts Ball, is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers who live in Pinellas County. Submissions, which are due Jan. 5, must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofit organizations. For an application, call (727) 894-7543.

The court is also receiving applications from Pinellas County organizations to receive grants from the 2013 event. Charities must be listed under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Applications may be obtained by calling (727) 822-7571. The deadline for those submissions is March 1.


The St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation is seeking nominees for its 2012 Legacy Awards: the Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award, the Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy Award and the Hippocrates Award for a physician or physician practice. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Foundation's website at and e-mailed to, faxed to (727) 825-1184 or mailed to the St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation at 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 9. For more information, call (727) 820-7895.

BrewHaHa helps fund college for children with physical disabilities 11/05/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 5, 2011 4:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics


    Winner of the week 1: 'Liquor wall’ proponents. Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill to allow Walmart, Target and other big box stores to sell liquor was a victory for an array of groups, from smaller merchants and Publix (which has stand-alone booze shops near its stores) to those who feel the hard stuff …

  2. Review / photos: Sunset Music Festival brings Major Lazer, safety upgrades to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa


    Somewhere beyond the barricades and mountainous LED stages of the Sunset Music Festival, there had to be worry. There had to thousands of parents in parking lots and empty kitchens, anxiously distracting their minds, every now and then checking their phones.

    Major Lazer headlined the Sunset Music Festival on May 27, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  3. 24-year-old man charged with murder in shooting at Andrea Cove Motel

    LARGO — Pinellas sheriff's officers arrested a 24-year-old transient man Saturday in connection with a homicide at the Andrea Cove Motel in unincorporated Largo.

  4. Photo gallery: Calvary Christian rolls to state title


    View a gallery of images from Calvary Christian's defeat of Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers for the Class 4A title.

    Calvary Christian players circle up on the field before the FHSAA class 4A baseball championship against Pensacola Catholic on Friday May 27, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Calvary scored 6 runs in the first inning, and had 7 hits.
  5. Two girls found safe after being reported missing in New Port Richey

    UPDATE: Both girls were found safe Saturday night, police said.