USF Health’s Got Talent: BANDaids for BRIDGE sells out
Students, faculty and staff entertainers featured in Friday night’s BANDaids for BRIDGE talent show performed before a packed house at the T. Pepin Hospitality Centre. The event’s sold out with 450 ticket sales.
Proceeds and donations raised a record amount for BRIDGE Healthcare clinic, USF Health’s free student-run health clinic for the University community. A tally of the funds raised will be reported in this story once the total is final.
The evening’s 30 acts featured music, dance, singing, dramatic arts and comedy. Winners were:
– First place: Madeline Synder and Omar Qazi, Open Arms (singing)
– Second place: Adam Schwartz, The Prayer (piano)
– Third place: Candace Hddox, Gene Peir and Dan Restrepo, The Orginal Rage n’ Dan (band)
– Fourth place (tie): John Pham and Michelle Rosario, If You Want Me to Stay (dancing), and Dr. Stephen Klasko and Joel Momberg, The Blues Brothers… Bulls Style (singing and dancing)
Serving as the American Idol-style judges were Cynthia Stevens Grimes, director of Entertainment Revue; Rhea Law, CEO and chair of board at Fowler, White, Boggs, P.A.; Brendan McLaughlin, ABC Action News anchor; Pam Muma, community volunteer; and Steven Oscher.
Masters of ceremonies for the evening were Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, and Madeline Snyder, second-year medical student.
Photos by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications