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4/4/2016 Chamber News
Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2016 Fundraising Events


Contact: Morgan Brochetti

Leadership St. Pete® Class of 2016 Fundraising Events
Upcoming Fundraising Events Benefitting APLHA House Class Project

APRIL 4, 2016 I St. Petersburg, FL – Working towards their goal of raising $125,000, the Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) Class of 2016 has planned a series of fundraising events benefitting their Class Project, ALPHA House of Pinellas County, Inc.

The Class of 2016 broke ground in mid-March with more demolition days ahead at ALPHA House of Pinellas County, Inc. The deadline for completion of this year's project is May 7th, 2016. The Class of 2016 has raised nearly $60,000 in cash and in-kind donations of products and services from local businesses.

Upcoming events offer the community the opportunity to get involved in assisting the Class of 2016 achieve their goal to support ALPHA House. All events are open to the public:

Cocktails on the Canopy
April 5th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
The Canopy at The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE
$25 per person in advance / $30 at the door

Suite Night with The Rays
April 15th, 7:10PM
Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive
$75 per person / $130 per couple

Shuffleboard Sunday FUN Day
Sunday, April 24th, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive
$20 per person / Kids are free

To learn more about these events and donation opportunities, please visit

The LSP Class of 2016 is presently seeking donations from individuals and businesses or in-kind contributions of products or services to complete the project. Send tax deductible funds to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce at 100 2nd Avenue North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 ATTN: Brittany Walsh. Please make checks payable to LSP Project or donate online at Another funding site has been established at  

Please direct media inquiries regarding LSP to one of the following Media Relations Contacts:

Matt Dieter
LSP Marketing Committee Chair  

Leah Bickley
Chair LSP Class of 2016  

Paul Stellrecht
Chair-Elect, LSP Class of 2017  

About ALPHA House, Inc.
Since 1979, ALPHA has provided housing and support services to over 3,000 women, teens and infants annually. Through the years, approximately 90 percent of those who have gone through the ALPHA House program made a successful transition into permanent housing and independent living. ALPHA’s community outreach has distributed items to more than 30,000 families in need. ALPHA does not have specified age, income or geographic criteria.

About Leadership St. Pete®
The mission of LSP is to identify, recruit and develop leaders who represent the diversity of our city and who will assume future leadership roles in our community. The LSP program is made possible through the generous support of community partners like Duke Energy, Heritage Insurance, Eckerd Leadership Development Institute and Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College, Patron Sponsors of the Class of 2016.