Latest Posts

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for the 10th Annual Eye Ball Gala

August 16, 2016

It’s lights, camera, and action for the 10th Annual Eye Ball Gala presented by the Lions Eye Institute on October 22 at the Westly Event Center. The “Vintage Hollywood” event is dedicated to bringing together ophthalmic experts, community leaders, and loyal friends to raise funds and awareness for the Lions Eye Institute and continue the practice of selfless healthcare. Attendees can expect attractions such as live and silent auctions, celebrity impersonators, and much more.

The Lions Eye Institute will be recognizing those who dedicate themselves to furthering their mission with two awards. The Light of Sight Award is given to an individual who dedicates their philanthropic, volunteer, or other charitable services to the Lions Eye Institute and the field they serve. The Innovation and Research Award is presented to an ophthalmic professional whose dedication and contribution is considered invaluable to the field of vision.

Sponsors of the Eye Ball Gala receive benefits such as priority seating, printed advertising, recognition from the Lions Eye Institute, and more. These exclusive benefits are based on the appropriated level of sponsorship, which are divided into four packages: Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, and Presenting sponsorships. Sponsorship participation forms can be found here or by visiting the Lions Eye Institute website at Those who have questions about purchasing sponsorship packages or wish to inquire about advertising space are encouraged to contact Merrill Stewart [email protected], or by telephone at 941-726-0173. Last year was a sellout, so get your tickets early!

The Eye Ball Gala will begin at 6 pm on October 22, 2016 at the Westly Event Center, formerly known as Mainsail Event and Conference Center. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions and delicious food and beverages as they mingle among others in attendance.

The Lions Eye Institute is very excited to host the upcoming 10th Annual Eye Ball Gala, please click here for event information. Questions about tickets or event information can be directed toward the Institute at 813-289-1200 or by email at [email protected].

Categorized in:

This post was written by Elevate, Inc.

Comments are closed here.

Get Connected

Join our networks and stay in touch.

Read Our Testimonials

Hear what our customers have to say

“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek

“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”

Gary LoDuca – Founder & Owner, Thoughtful Advisors – 401(k) Plan Designs