Linda Norris 
Maher Chevrolet 
MRI Associates
Oldsmar Air Conditioning

​​Gold Sponsors

​2017 Gala Winner For Best Best Taste


About Oldsmar Cares

Oldsmar Cares is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization providing stop-gap financial assistance, food and clothing – all at no cost – to those in need in the greater Oldsmar area. Oldsmar Cares is located at 163 State Road 580 West, Oldsmar, FL.

Russel & Ruth Anderson  Charitable Foundation,Inc.


Hot Tuna Sushi Bar & Grille

The McKnight Family

Accent Tampa Bay

B2B Sign Resource

Chasm Communications, Inc.

J.J. Taylor Distributing, Inc.

Kanter & Associates, P.A.

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber​

Tampa Bay Downs

The Gala Co-Chair, Mike McKnight, declared that this event’s success would help Oldsmar Cares to provide greater services for Oldsmar’s needy.  He said, “This expansion will continue to support the core services now provided, such as: a food pantry, clothing closet and financial assistance.  And also make more room for expanded services like OldsmarWorks career counseling, Weekend Food for Kids staging and distribution and a shower and washer/dryer for those in need.

2017 Gala Best Of Winners

Brenda Gaulin

Oldsmar Cares Board Member

City of Oldsmar   

Schmalz Insurance

State Senator Jack Latvala

Speed Pro Imaging

The TASTE of Tampa Bay

Reeves Import Motorcars


Other Sponsors

Wells Fargo

2017 Gala Winner for Best Presentation 

Holloway Funeral Home

Rotary Club of Oldsmar/East Lake

2017 Gala Winner For ​Best Overall

The Sorensen Family

Oldsmar Storage


Oldsmar, FL, March 14, 2017- Oldsmar Cares raised a record $131,202 at its 7th Annual Wine and Food Gala February 9, 2017, at the Nielsen Ballroom. This was nearly double the amount raised last year.  This year’s events centered around the raising of a new building so expanded services can be offered to the needy. The theme was "Raise the Roof" to which the guests responded generously in the fun-filled atmosphere.

Suegra Tequila Cantina

Diamond Sponsors



Pinellas County Sheriff's Office


DLW Architects

Amici's Catered Cuisine

Brenda & Kenny Gaulin

Builder Sponsors

To support Oldsmar Cares’ vision, eleven of the Oldsmar area’s best restaurants treated guests to their signature dishes. These restaurants included Applebee’s, Amici’s Catered Cuisine, Casa Cosenza, Green Market Café, Hot Tuna, Mother’s, Rumba Island Bar & Grill, Salt Rock Tavern, Southern Foodservice and Suegra Tequila Cantina. 

​Each Gala features awards to recognize the restaurants attending the event and voted for by the guests. This year Suegra  Tequila Cantina won Best Presentation, Amici Catered Cuisine won Best Taste and Hot Tuna won Best Overall.

Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis reprised his role as Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer for this event. Auction items included “Snoopy the Builder” as the auction opener, a romantic vacation getaways to St Petersburg, two fantasy car weekend featuring a BMW Series 4 and Porsche Boxster convertible, and Oldsmar Fire and Rescue “Firefighter for a Day!”  Snoopy was chosen as the official mascot of this year’s Gala to kick-off the “Raise the Roof” theme in style.  Snoopy only stood 2.5 feet tall, but came dressed in an official Oldsmar Cares yellow hardhat and work belt. Ready to take on the task our flying ace fetched a $400 closing bid to start the auction in style.

​Sales of commemorative bricks, a “Raise the Roof” t-shirt and new sponsorship levels were very successful in raising money for the Oldsmar Cares’ new building project.