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For more information contact:
Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262
 
MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Mayor Buckhorn Hosts Third Annual Mayor's River O'Green Saturday
 
Tampa, FL March 14, 2014 - WHAT:

Mayor Bob Buckhorn hosts the third annual Mayor's River O'Green Fest this Saturday, March 15, 2014. The City of Tampa will transform the Hillsborough River into a vibrant, kelly green between Cass Street Bridge and Kennedy Bridge.

The event, as well as its entertainment and activities, are free and open to the public; however, that will not include vendor items.

The 13th Annual Bolt Run presented by vitaminwater® will take place earlier in the morning on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. This year's St. Patrick's Day themed event will also offer a discounted beer coupon to redeem at the Mayor’s River O’Green. For more information about the Bolt Run, please visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Finally, in the spirit of St. Patrick, any attendee who brings three non-perishable food items will receive a green "Saint Patrick's Army" shirt provided by the Salvation Army. All donations will benefit the Salvation Army and provide support for those in need.

To watch a timelapse from last year's Mayor's River O'Green, please visit the City of Tampa's youtube page.


WHO:

Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Food trucks serving special Irish-themed food
Local entertainment and activities

For a complete list, please visit tampagov.net/RiverOGreen.

WHEN:

Event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mayor Buckhorn will kick off the event; the dyeing of the Hillsborough River starts immediately after at approximately 11:15 a.m.
After the initial dyeing, media will be able to go up to the Downtown Partnership offices on the 21st floor of the Rivergate Tower to get shots from a high vantage point.

SPONSORS:

Grow Financial
McDonalds
Krewe of Shamrock
Tampa Bay Times
Q105
98.7 The Fan
Clear Channel Outdoor
Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.
Tampa Downtown Partnership**

WHERE:

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 North Ashley Drive

MEDIA PARKING:

For live trucks, please park on the Twiggs Street turnaround. All other media should park along W. Gasparilla Plaza, the street between Poe Parking Garage and the Tampa Museum of Art. A map of the park is attached.

CONTACT:

Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262
(813) 390-7455- Cell
ali.glisson@tampagov.net
*Please contact by email or cell during the event.


**Tampa Downtown Partnership will sell alcohol, and proceeds will go towards programming the downtown parks. They will sell a variety of beers, supplied by Pepin Distributing as well as JJ Taylor Distribution, including Sweetwater Brewing, Guinness, and Cigar City.


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