Special Events

Lions World Vision Institute Foundation hosts two fundraising events annually: the Eye Ball – a gala and the Roar Through Ybor – a 5k/1k evening race through the historic streets of Ybor City. To learn more, select the event you are interested in.

Eye Ball

Each year, the Eye Ball presents a different mission-centric theme that provides an unforgettable guest experience.

Past events have included a fashion show featuring visually impaired models, exceptional live auctions with fabulous trips, and plenty of interactive games that inspire people to give. The Eye Ball supports our Gratis Ocular Tissue Program, Pediatric Vision Health Program, and other important initiatives at Lions World Vision Institute.

Roar Through Ybor

Roar Through Ybor is a 5k race and 1-mile fun run that has been held in various places and at different times over the last 20 years.

Nowadays, our race is held annually in Centennial Park in Ybor City during the month of April. It is an evening race that raises awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

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