Tallahassee, Fla. (August 18, 2014) — Tallahassee Magazine’s Top Singles — one of the
most highly anticipated events of the summer — returns for its fifth year on Saturday,
Aug. 23. Starting at 7 p.m. at Hotel Duval, Top Singles is a bachelor/bachelorette-style
auction that offers up 18 single Tallahasseans, each raising money for the charity of their
In a format change from years past, each 2014 top single has raised money for their
charity throughout the pre-event promotion period. The amounts raised will be
announced at the event, after which each single will be authentically auctioned off with a
stunning date package. Packages are themed and may include anything from a weekend
in Vegas to FSU game tickets to a shopping spree and more.
This year’s event is made possible by presenting sponsor Patients First. Additional
sponsors include Hotel Duval, Gem Collection, Fuel A Salon + Store, JS Hair Lounge, Cole Couture,
Nic’s Toggery, ResortQuest by Wyndham and Live in Tallahassee.
Chucha Barber and Charles Belvin, of Impact Visual Media, are co-hosting this year’s
“It is really exciting to be a part of this year’s Top Singles event,” said event co-host
Barber. “There are so many wonderful people in our community devoted to community
service as well as their professions and this event showcases some of the most interesting
examples of why Tallahassee is home to people of all ages making important
contributions — and some of them just happen to be fun, single and willing to go on a
date with the highest bidder.”
“I’m confident that we have a great night in store for us. There are 18 beautiful people
who have been nominated to be Tallahassee’s Top Single. The 18 unique charities they
have opted to highlight and raise money for will all be winners, no matter who becomes
Tallahassee Top Single. If you’re looking for a great night, and a chance for a date with a
great person, you need to join us at Hotel Duval on Aug. 23rd,” said Belvin.
The 18 singles and their chosen charities include: Ashleigh Amburn (Hands and Hearts),
Greg Bacon (Rotary Youth Camp), Lauren Bacon (Rotary International), Melissa
Cleveland (YMCA), Courtney Dunham (Pray for Grayson), Nicole Hoskens (Autism
Speaks), Sarah Kelly (Women of Hope), Anna King (Women’s Pregnancy Center),
Eric Kemp (Ronald McDonald House), Drew Longenecker (Kidz 1st Fund), Dedra
Mitchell (TMH Foundation to Benefit Diabetes Camp), Antonio Rainey (Capital City
Youth Services), Monica Rodriguez (Children’s Home Society), Ryan Smith (Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend), Amy Schwartz (Boys Town), Marc Schwartz
(Burn Camp), Shep Sheppard (Muscular Dystrophy Association) and Winnie Wright
(Leon County Humane Society).
Tickets for the event are $55, advance and $65, day of the event. For more information
about Top Singles, visit TallahasseeMagazine.com.