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Gasparilla Weekend 2020.

Thursday, January 23rd thru Sunday, January 26th, 2020.

This will be the 8th year of what has become the annual “bucket list” event for all University of Tampa alumni.

 2020 Thursday Night at Hattricks!

♦  THURSDAY NIGHT, January 23rd from 5-10 pm

All early arrivals join us down at Hattricks in downtown Tampa to review the Gasparilla weekend plans, and catch up on what’s happened in the past year. Hattricks is located at 107 South Franklin Street in Downtown Tampa.  UT Alumni, and Hattricks owners  John Heffernan and Steve Mace are always there to greet the UT alumni crowd!

No need to RSVP.  We will see you at Hattricks!



2020 Greek Alumni Night at the Orlo House! 

From 6 to 11 pm, the Florida Chi Alumni Association sponsors “Friday Greek Alumni Night at Orlo House,”  located at 315 South Plant Avenue in Hyde Park.  The evenings entertainment include heavy appetizers, a food station, an open bar of beer, wine & cocktails, and live music from the “Greg Billings Band,” formerly known as “Stranger.” The evening also includes our annual slide show, which includes a look back at the last 8 Gasparilla weekend celebrations.  

In addition, we will have a silent raffle, which includes over  70 high quality retail items worth over $15,000+ that include weekend hotel getaways packages, sporting event tickets, golf foursomes, golf getaway packages, a dinner cruise, wine tastings, gift baskets, theater tickets, aquariums, zoo’s, 2 tickets on the 2021 UT Gasparilla parade float and a number of five-star restaurant gift cards/certificates.   The highlight of the raffle is the door prize: a weekend stay at Hammock Beach Resort, a 5 star destination that includes foursomes of golf at two world class golf courses. In addition, we have two “Welcome Wagon Giveaways” in which two lucky people will win a “wagon” filled with $1,000+ of wine and spirits.  Cost is $45.00.



float12020 University of Tampa Gasparilla Parade Float. 


At 11:30 am, 48 lucky brothers, little sisters and guests will climb aboard a bus that takes them to the University of Tampa Parade Float, on Bayshore Boulevard, to participate in the 2020 Gasparilla parade.  The “Admiral,” John Kaufman and his “Royal Krewe of Sparta” ownership team of SAE brothers, Paul Dolan, Joel Cirello and Brad Schwartz do a great job of keeping the float both safe and fun!  Being a part of the “Royal Krewe of Sparta” includes shuttle from the University of Tampa to the parade float, kegs of beer, catered food/soft drinks, and a ton of beads for the crowds along Bayshore Boulevard and downtown Tampa!   Cost ranges between $350 to $400 depending on your preferences.  So, contact John Kaufman right away by calling him at 720-217-3073 or email:  Go to for more information.