If you were under the impression that do-gooders have no fun, think again! Here at PCI, we’re happy to be involved with multiple local charities. Sure, we enjoy that feeling of doing “the right thing,” but we’re also having a great time. If you want to help out and have fun, too, join us for one of our upcoming events!

Rock by the Sea

We love this organization because it pairs charitable fundraising with music events.  Rock by the Sea is producing an all day concert here at PCI on Sunday September 18th. Join us for this free show featuring performances by Emerson Hart, Lani Daniels, Son of a Bad Man, and Dirty Shannon. If you wanna party like a rockstar, purchase a VIP pass for $50, which grants you backstage access, 6 raffle tickets, and 2 drink coupons. We’ll even throw in that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with helping in the fight against pediatric cancer.

6 on the Beach Luau

6 in the City was started by six local women who decided to put their networking skills and connections to good use, helping area children. Not only have they become wildly successful in their chairitable pursuits, but they’ve organized some amazing community events here in the St. Petersburg area. For both of these reasons, we’re proud to be their luau locale on Sunday September 25th from 3PM to 6PM. Your $20 ticket includes entry, pig roast, drink discounts, games, prizes, and  more (we know you’re curious about that “and more”). Sponsors include BPW, CAbi, and John Bishop Salon. Best of all, proceeds benefit the Discovery Learning Center for Children at Parc, turning disabilities into capabilities. For tickets or further information call 727.385.7686 or e-mail info@6inTheCity.org

Friday Wine Tastings

Ever thought, “How can I indulge in some new wine varieties while helping children?” Until now, this question has stumped many SPBers/ Herre at PCI we’re offering you the rare opportunity to acheive this goal, with the help of the NFL (football and wine totally go together-  trust us). Join us on Fridays 3PM-5PM for our Taste of the NFL complimentaty (yes, FREE!) wine tasting to benefit Feeding America’s local chapter here in the TBA. Feeding America is a more-than-worthy charity which supplies food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children. For every case we go through, $5 is donated. Don’t you worry- that $5 is enough to feed up to 30 people! So, let’s have another and toast to ending hunger!

Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars 2011

Our very own Jillian Thompson is a celebrity… but we knew that already. Now, she’s a featured celebrity dancer for Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars! Jillian, and her Bulgarian partner Ivan, are dancing the night away, every night in practice for this Broadway-themed event on October 1st. Although Ivan is helping her with her dancing, Jillian still needs your help! Just like the ABC show, votes are pivotal for every contestant, but in this case, you won’t just be helping Jillian win. Your $10 vote goes to three great local charities: Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Pepin Academies and Hands Across the Bay. http://dancingforcharity.com/dancers/jillian-thompson/

Between music, roast pig, wine, and dance, we’re sure you found a charitable function to participate in. If not, there’s more to come and you know we’ll keep our loyal PCIers informed, right here. Have a great week and let’s be thankful for all we have and all we can do… together!