An "Ugly" act of good

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13 Ugly Men, a Tampa Bay-based philanthropic group made up of professional guys who throw unique-themed party fundraisers, presented Starting Right, Now — a non-profit that helps homeless families find new beginnings — a check for $30,000 from the White Party 2011 event earlier this year. Lance Ponton, Lee Mezrah, Roof Douglas, Ean Mendelson and Corey McLaughlin presented the check to board members of Starting Right, Now — MaryEllen Elia, Matthew Silverman, Vicki Sokolik and Susan Guttentag. This money will help "restart" 10 more families. Pictured, from left, are Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent and Starting Right, Now board member MaryEllen Elia, Lance Ponton, Lee Mezrah, Roof Douglas, Ean Mendelson, Corey McLaughlin, Starting Right, Now board chairman Matthew Silverman of the Tampa Bay Rays, Starting Right, Now founder and executive director Vicki Sokolik and Starting Right, Now board vice president Susan Guttentag.

For information for Starting Right, Now, visit startingrightnow.org.

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