Night of the Iguana was one of the first fundraising events for the Suncoast Region of Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. Originally held at the Green Iguana Bar and Grille in Ybor City, the event was fun while creating a buzz in the community. Even though the event has outgrown its original locale, it retains the name that helped make this event the signature one for the Suncoast Region of Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.

This year’s Night of The Iguana – the 18th annual – is Friday, Sept. 26, at the Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Tampa (5108 Eisenhower Blvd.) The event is now a food-sampling experience involving the top restaurants in Tampa all represented in one location. The event features an array of tantalizing foods, signature drinks and incredible entertainment. The “Iguana” name still remains, but now represents the relaxed, laid back and tropical feel. 

Guests will be escorted into a lavish ballroom and an outside terrace full of activity. They will be able to meet and mingle with other guests ready to have an amazing Friday evening! Throughout the night, 10-15 of Tampa Bay’s most renowned restaurants are serving samples of some of their tastiest dishes. While bands play, people enjoy dancing, live auctions and an open bar, all while granting the wishes of children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Hernando counties.

Event Tickets, Sponsorships Still Available

Tickets for Night of the Iguana cost $85 each, and are available on the event’s website. There are also several levels of sponsorships still available for the event:

  • Headline Sponsor ($14,000)
  • Gold Sponsor ($10,000)
  • Wish Sponsor ($7,000)
  • Bronze Sponsor ($3,000)
  • Décor, Entertainment, Valet or Program Underwriter ($2,500 each)
  • Friend Sponsor ($1,000)

Each sponsorship level includes a variety of perks, so check the sponsorship website for more details. You can also make a general donation to support the event.

Grant Wishes Even If You Can’t Be There

Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida has helped grant wishes to more than 3,500 kids since 1994. If you are unable to attend this exciting event, there are still other ways for you to make wishes come true for local kids in your community. You can always donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.

Call and talk to our experienced donation professionals at 1-877-431-9474, or fill out our online donation form. Either way, when you donate your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, we will pick up or tow away your vehicle, anywhere in Central and Northern Florida. All of the net proceeds from recycling or auctioning your vehicle will benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. Plus, your car donation is tax deductible, so give us a call today!