Each year the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation holds events to further advance our mission to support the children’s hospital at UF Health and promote excellence in patient safety. You can lend your support to the Foundation in a variety of ways. We look for outgoing community members to serve on event committees and be volunteers at the event. We also partner with community business leaders to support our events through sponsorships and lastly, we seek patrons to attend and enjoy the events we put on.

Tioga Car Show

1504469_10153668268230627_98257286_o_smallEach spring, the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation holds the Tioga Car Show at Tioga Town Center. Guests are invited to tour fine automobiles of all makes and models, feast on food from around Gainesville and enjoy live entertainment. The event features a silent auction and activities for kids to partake in the fun. From exotic cars and hot rods, to antiques and motorcycles, the car show features something for everyone.

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Swim for Safety

In our continued effort to provide child safety programs to our community, “Swim for Safety” gives young children the chance to participate in free swim classes and informs parents on the importance of water safety.

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The annual Tioga Town fair, hosted at Tioga Town Center, is a fun-filled event for the entire family. Featuring entertaining fair activities and food, the Tioga Town Fair offers fun for the entire family while supporting both the community and the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation.

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Noche de Gala

The annual signature fundraising event, Noche de Gala Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 6.47.50 PMserves as an important platform to continue raising the necessary awareness and funds to further advance the Foundation’s mission throughout the state of Florida and beyond. Noche de Gala has become a standalone event, unsurpassed in our region. Always sold out, Noche de Gala is supported by thousands from around the Southeast and directly benefits UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

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Other Events

The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation hosts and participates in many other community events, including the Kid-Works Hop-a-Thon, Zumbathon, Holiday Toy Drive, Reindeer Fun-Run, Art for a Cause and participates in many family-friendly events throughout the community.   It is because of extremely dedicated and passionate supporters like you that these events are successful, and our mission is able to continue moving forward for the children and families of our region and beyond.