Supporting the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for Suicide Prevention & Awareness


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3rd Annual Beer and Bow Ties Event To Benefit The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay On Tampa Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day

Fundraising event focused on raising money for The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and their suicide prevention and awareness efforts in Tampa Bay to take place at The Cuban Club on August 25, 2017

August 3, 2017 - TAMPA, FL - The 3rd Annual Beer and Bow Ties fundraising event will take place on August 25, 2017 at The Cuban Club in Tampa beginning at 6pm. The event serves as a fundraiser benefiting the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to assist in their awareness and outreach programs for suicide prevention. The event also aims to bring awareness to the programs that are available to assist in suicide prevention.  

This year’s event will include beer and beverage tastings from 81 Bay Brewing, Marker 48, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Big Top Brewing Co., Deep Eddy Vodka, 3 Daughters Brewing, Sam Adams, & Corona. 

The event will include small plate tastings from local restaurants including Anise Global Gastrobar, District Tavern, BurgerMonger, Salt Block, Tazikis, & La Lechonera de Tampa.

Tickets are available at and can be purchased in advance; $40 for General Admission and $100 for VIP.

General admission tickets include 1 beer tasting, & small plate tastings. Additional beer tasting tokens will be available for purchase, cash or credit, with all proceeds going directly to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

VIP tickets will include craft beer & exclusive liquor tastings, small plate tastings, & an exclusive Beer Bar.

“With suicide trending in the media lately, my hope is to ultimately save lives by bringing awareness to the support offered by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, while raising funds to help with their community outreach programs.”, Kim Randall, Beer & Bow Ties co-founder & 2017 co-chair.

“Today, more than ever, it’s important for our community to come together and have open conversations around suicide & mental health. This event provides that platform in a social way, while raising money for the cause.”, Brent Kraus, Beer & Bow Ties co-founder & 2017 co-chair.

Every life is worth living.

The 3rd Annual Beer & Bow Ties event is sponsored by The Bailey Family Foundation, Coppertail Brewing, Working Women of Tampa Bay, Shutts, Mehra Vista Health, Tampa Bay DBT, Michele and Group & Radiant.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorships and involvement please visit


About The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Since 1972, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been committed to bringing help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. What we do and how we do it has changed dramatically over the years—and it will continue to evolve—but there is one thing that has never changed: the extraordinary dedication of Crisis Center volunteers, donors, and staff. For more information please visit

About Beer & Bow Ties Tampa Bay

Beer & Bow Ties was founded by Kim Randall and Brent Kraus out of passion to help provide resources for suicide prevention and awareness after individually experiencing the loss of a loved one due to suicide.The mission is to raise money for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and awareness for all they do for those needing help and guidance. There is on average 1 death every 12.5 minutes due to suicide and we hope by bringing awareness and raising money for resources we can help bring those numbers down. The sad reality is suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and we want to do something to change it for the better.