By Connie Gee-Abate, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
When was the last time you watched a live performance at the Straz Center, visited Busch Gardens, or attended a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game? As you enjoyed these recreational activities, did you realize you were helping our local students and our economy?
Tampa Bay, like many regions across the nation, has achieved increased growth because of the arts, entertainment, and sports industries (source: Bureau of Economic Analysis). Besides adding to the income pool, these activities bring measurable benefits to the community by partnering with our local academic institutions. Student achievements are generated through internships, apprenticeships, and shadowing. Children of all ages have the opportunity to find their creative and athletic potential through school outreach programs. Best of all, students have the opportunity to be inspired by the job opportunities in their own backyard.
Join us as we welcome Judy Lisi of the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Jim Dean of Busch Gardens, and Jeff Vinik of the Tampa Bay Lightning, to learn how the partnership between our schools and the Arts, Entertainment, and Sports industries play a role in education and positively impact our community.
Education Connection’s Annual Breakfast Event Presented by:
Wednesday, August 24th, 8:00am to 9:30am
Location: University Club of Tampa
201 N. Franklin, Suite 3800
Tampa, Fl. 33602