Logan Bauder, a Westchase Elementary sixth-grader, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was less than a year old. Since 2001 his parents, Heather and Chip, and a committee of supporters from all over Tampa have organize the annual Tampa Tailgate Gameday.
The event, held this past Saturday, benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improving the quality of life for those with CF, and to finding a cure.
Attendees at the weekend event enjoyed a night out in the Club Level of Raymond James Stadium.
Food, drink and other and provisions were provided by World of Beer, Catch Twenty-Three, Columbia Restaurants, Beef O' Brady's CDB's Southside, Smokey Bones, Louis Pappas Cafe, Antony's Coal Fired Pizza and more.
Live music and several football games on the big screens made for a lively crowd and lots of fun. Between a live auction, a silent auction, donations and ticket sales, the event raised an estimated $101,000 for Cystic Fibrosis, with more donations rolling in this week.
If you could not make the Tampa Tailgate event but are still interested in donating to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please visit our local chapters's web site at www.cff.org/Chapters/tampa