La Cava Jacobson & Goodis was proud to sponsor The Givens Back Foundation’s Annual Blitzball Tournament on January 3, 2021 to benefit Inner City Baseball, a Tampa baseball organization run by Mychal Givens, a Tampa native and current pitcher for the MLB Colorado Rockies. Inner City Baseball provides access to sports and the teaching of charitable giving and life lessons for all children, including those who would not otherwise have access to organized sports. Benjamin Mallin, who is the son of our own Attorney Karen Mallin, is a player on the 12 year old Inner City Baseball team. In his own words, Benjamin explains: “The Inner City Baseball teams are made up of players like me who are very fortunate and also players who are less fortunate from all over Tampa. All of us come together for baseball practice and tournaments, and we also do charitable things together during the year, like giving away turkeys at Thanksgiving and giving presents to children at Christmas. My mom and dad like me playing Inner City Baseball because I have fun while I learn and give, and I really love it too. I think all kids should be able to play baseball like I do because it’s challenging and fun. It’s expensive to buy uniforms and equipment, and it is expensive to go to tournaments. Helping Inner City Baseball helps a less fortunate kid get to love baseball like I do.”
It is really uplifting when we are able to help members of our communities who are less fortunate. For those struggling to keep the lights on and food in the fridge, our donations go a long way, especially during the holidays. We thank our employees and our clients for putting us in a position to help when we can.
Charities the firm and our employees are supporting this year:
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis is proud to support the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. The LPGA Amateurs offers a welcoming golf community for all women to learn to play, play better, have fun and make friends.
Hands Across the Bay proudly features an annual fundraiser each October, Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars! It is one of the Bay Area’s most highly anticipated, sold out, spectacular shows to benefit Hands Across the Bay and other local charitable organizations doing notable work in the community. Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars is Hands Across the Bay’s signature event and the funds raised are used to provide assistance all year long.
We are proud to support Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars 2019 event and Hands Across the Bay for their continued efforts and dedication of improving the quality of life in Tampa Bay!
Louis J. La Cava
La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. is a proud sponsor of Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. All proceeds benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. The Foundation contributes to the success of youth boys and girls across the state by providing educational, leadership, and life skill programs.
LA CAVA & JACOBSON, P.A. in Tampa recently participated in the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual “Christmas in July” Donation Drive. This is the third year that La Cava & Jacobson employees volunteered at the Christmas in July toy and donation drive to help collect and process toys. The donations of this amazing, heart-filled event help to provide recreation, developmental play and play therapy for very special children during their hospital stays.
La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. is a proud sponsor of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, and looks forward to continuing to do its part to bring “comfort and joy” to these remarkable children in our community.
La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. was proud to help sponsor the 29th Annual Tampa Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament on April 26, 2019. The Kiwanis Club of Tampa has maintained its commitment of supporting and encouraging a variety of social programs for the youth and young adults of our community since 1919. It was our pleasure to help support such a great cause.
April and Lou La Cava were honored to be co-chairpersons of the 2019 St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation Heroes Ball, Journey to Candy Land. This year’s Heroes Ball raised more than $500,000 toward the purchase of virtual reality technology for the St. Joseph’s Children’s Heart Institute that will give cardiac surgeons the ability to plan and prepare for complex heart surgeries in a way never before imagined. This technology can help save the lives of many children who need complex heart surgery. The Ball also honored community hero Dr. Kiran Patel. Dr Patel has become one of Tampa’s most prolific philanthropists. The impact of his generosity has positively impacted our community, the nation and the world. La Cava & Jacobson was proud to be a major sponsor of this fabulous event. Lou and April would like to personally thank all of the other sponsors and everyone who attended the Heroes Ball for their generosity in making this event such a fabulous success. It was their privilege to serve as co-chairs.
La Cava and Jacobson was pleased to sponsor a table for friends, clients and lawyers at the Philanthropic Women of St Joseph’s luncheon which featured guest speaker Julianna Margulies star of The Good Wife. Julianna told many stories from her life including those from her role in ER where she co-starred with George Clooney. April La Cava participates as a leader with the Philanthropic Women organization. Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s is a leadership network of community-minded women who want to change and save lives in the Tampa Bay community by investing in collaboration with other women leaders. Gifts from the Philanthropic Women support women, children and families at St. Joseph’s Hospitals. La Cava and Jacobson is pleased to sponsor events for this very important charitable organization which continues to provide financial and volunteer support to The St Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation.
La Cava and Jacobson was proud to be a food and beverage sponsor for Eric Piburn’s birthday party. Eric is a brave and inspirational young man who has been fighting severe health issues his whole life. He dedicates much of his time to putting together events in order to help others in need. His birthday party was held to support Eric’s medical fund. Eric is hoping that he will one day get on Ellen DeGeneres’ television show to tell his story. That would be a treat for him but even more of a treat for the viewers of Ellen’s show. We certainly hope that will happen.