Our Founders: Jay, Kelly & Star
Kiting Tampa Bay was founded in October of 2011 with the concept of advancing kiting in the Tampa Bay area. Our motto is “Just Friends Flying Kites” and we’ve made a lot more friends this year.
We have grown from a small kite club hosting fun flies and special events to a charity driven club. In 2012 we held KiteOberFest to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa. This Year we raised $5,540.00 for the Center. Today our motto has evolved to “Just Friends Flying Kites for a Cause” and were looking forward to benefitting more charities in need in Tampa Bay Area.
In our first year as a club in 2012 We:
1. Made and handed out 900 mini kites
2. Held a Mini Kite Making Workshop at the Children's Cancer Center
3. Participated in a Mini Kite making work shop with Glenn Davidson
4. Assisted Kids with Kite Making at the Chick-Fil-A-Run with Children's Cancer Center
5. Hosted several Special Guest fly's with; Steve Santos & Sue Moskowitz, Beth Bowen & Art St.Pierre, Kevin Bayless,
Glenn Davison, Alden Miller, Dave Humes & Paul Glasspoole.
6. Constructed a Kite Exhibit at the Glazer's Children's Museum, Assistted with their Kids Kite Making and Fun Fly
7. Participated in the Drachen Foundation's Wold Wide Kites of Hope fly
8. Flew Kites with "For The Girls International".
9. Dressed up like Vikings for the "How to Train your Dragon Promotion" and Passed out 5,000 free kites on St.Pete Beach
10. Attended the Glazer Children's Museum Birthday Party and flew Large Show Kites in the middle of Downtown Tampa!
11. Hosted Multiple Monthly Themed Club Flys!
12. KiteOberFest International Kite Festival; We proudly raised $5,540.00 for the Children’s Cancer Center Of Tampa
WOW we have been busy!! Thank you for all your support! What a great year!!!
Send us a note on our contact page or e-mail us at - Kiting@tampabay.rr.com
Kiting Tampa Bay In The Press
St.Pete People - Yo! Go Fly a Kite! Click Here
The Island Reporter - Flying Kites for a Cause Click Here
Your Observer - Kites follow castles on Siesta Beach Click Here
Kite Life On Line Magazine - KiteOberFest 2012
The Pinellas Beaches Patch - Kites Take to the Sky in Treasure Island- KiteOberFest 2012
Daytime on NBC 1/23/2013 - Go Fly a Kite Video Clip
83 Degrees 3/1/2013 -March Madness In Tampa Is All About The Arts
USA TODAY 10 Great places to fly a kite -3/22/13