As the year drew to a close, High 5, Inc. hosted not one, but two spectacular holiday events that left attendees filled with joy and a sense of community spirit. The organization’s commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others was evident in the success of both Ice the Dice Casino Night and the Annual Holiday Trident Talent Show. This brief recap will share just a bit of the magic and purpose of these events.
Ice the Dice Casino Night: Hitting the Jackpot for a Good Cause
High 5, Inc. set the stage for a glamorous evening at Ice the Dice Casino Night, where the air was charged with excitement and anticipation. The event, aimed at raising funds for scholarships to support families in need, proved to be an enormous success, surpassing our goal. The generosity of the attendees and the community at large demonstrated a shared commitment to fostering education and empowerment.
Attendance soared, with over 500 people gracing the venue and contributing to the lively atmosphere. The diversity of the crowd reflected the inclusivity that High 5, Inc. advocates for, bringing together individuals from all walks of life to partake in a night of entertainment and philanthropy.
Acknowledging the pivotal role of sponsors, High 5, Inc. extends its heartfelt gratitude to those who made Casino Night possible. To say that our sponsors made this our best event yet is an understatement. 2023 was our best year yet, both with the number of sponsors contributing and the total amount raised! Let’s take a moment to recognize and appreciate the support from our sponsors:
This year’s premier event sponsor belongs to Certified Roofers and Contractors! Thank you for being our biggest donor, and this year’s Ice the Dice Event Sponsor.
These three sponsors donated at a level which gives them the elite status of Frozen Bar Level generosity.
These 4 generous sponsors contributed at the Iceberg Sponsor level.
These twelve sponsors contributed at our Blizzard Sponsor level for the event.
- ABC Event Planning
- ACE Heating & Cooling
- The Bank of Tampa
- Bartlett Custom Homes
- Fraternal Order Eagles #3566
- Myers Law, P.A.
- Odiorne Insurance
- Pioneer Financial Associates, Inc.
- Reed & Reed
- Serenity Village Insurance & Consulting
- TD Bank
- Trucore Contracting
20 different sponsors contributed to reach Whiteout Sponsor level.
Thirteen different sponsors donated at the Icicle Sponsor level.
Each of these sponsors played a vital role in making Casino Night an unforgettable experience. Their commitment to High 5, Inc.’s mission showcases the power of collaboration in creating positive change within the community. You can find the full list of each of our sponsors and links to their websites on our Facebook page (click here).
Proceeds from the event will be channeled towards providing scholarships that support a range of High 5, Inc.’s programs, ensuring that families facing financial constraints have access to educational opportunities and resources.
Annual Holiday Trident Talent Show: A Melodic Celebration of Unique Abilities
Transitioning from the glamor of Casino Night, High 5, Inc. then spotlighted the exceptional talents of the Trident community in the Annual Holiday Trident Talent Show. This heartwarming event, focused on individuals with unique abilities aged 22 and up, proved to be an emotional and inspiring showcase of the human spirit.
This year’s theme, “On The Radio,” set the stage for a musical journey that spanned various genres and eras. Each participant chose a song that resonated with them, resulting in a diverse and vibrant collection of performances. From classic tunes to modern hits, the audience was treated to a musical feast that transcended boundaries.
The Trident Talent Show was not just about entertainment; it was also an opportunity for the community to support the Trident program. High 5, Inc. continues to accept donations, emphasizing that every contribution will directly benefit the Trident community by funding field trips, classroom supplies, and any other necessities related to the program.
The heartwarming nature of the event was further underscored by the fact that 22 performers took the stage, each sharing their unique gifts with the audience. The sense of camaraderie and inclusion was palpable as individuals and groups took turns showcasing their talents.
The evening reached its crescendo with a full group performance, bringing together the entire Trident community in a harmonious display of unity. The applause and cheers that followed were not just for the musical prowess on display but also for the celebration of diversity and the strength that comes from embracing each other’s unique abilities.
Ending 2023 With a Bang: Fostering Community, Inclusivity, and Positive Change
High 5, Inc.’s back-to-back holiday events, Casino Night and the Annual Holiday Trident Talent Show, stand as shining examples of the organization’s commitment to fostering community, inclusivity, and positive change. The success of these events would not have been possible without the support of sponsors, attendees, and the dedicated individuals who make up the High 5, Inc. community.
As we bid farewell to another year, let the spirit of generosity and community engagement cultivated at these events inspire us to carry the momentum forward into the future. High 5, Inc. has not only raised funds for scholarships and the Trident program but has also created lasting memories and connections that will undoubtedly resonate throughout the community for years to come.