Tampa Preparatory School Donates Luxury Suite Tickets to Local Charities

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Through Tampa Preparatory School's partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the school owns six seats in the luxury suite area of Amalie Arena. Tampa Prep has donated these seats to several local charities for eight Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus performances this month.

"We hope our non-profit partners benefit from this experience. Although it only effects a few recipients, our hope is to bring unexpected joy to a handful of deserving families,” said Kevin Plummer.

Through Tampa Preparatory School's continued partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena, the School owns six seats in the luxury suite area known as Vology Loge. Patrons in these premium seats receive complimentary food and beverages throughout any performance at the arena.

The school has donated these seats to several local charities for eight Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus performances this month.

"The circus can be a special and unique experience for a child," said Head of School Kevin M. Plummer. "We wanted to allow local families the opportunity to receive a VIP experience they may not otherwise have while viewing the show."

Tampa Prep donated two shows (of six seats each) to each of the following organizations: Metropolitan Ministries, Academy Prep Center of Tampa, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay and 1Voice Foundation.

“We were thrilled to be the recipients of circus tickets, food and parking for our families. What a wonderful opportunity to have such special family time outside the Hospital,” says Mary Ann Massolio, Executive Director of 1Voice Foundation. The 1Voice Foundation provides programs and services for children battling cancer.

This gesture of goodwill reflects the school's mission to provide "a preparation for life with a higher purpose than self." Just as students give back to the community through various volunteer efforts, the School's administration embraces this philosophy as well.

Philanthropy is an important priority for independent schools and Tampa Prep in particular. "We hope our non-profit partners benefit from this experience. Although it only effects a few recipients, our hope is to bring unexpected joy to a handful of deserving families,” said Kevin Plummer.

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