May 16, 2011
Valrico Banker Runs For Mayor
A girls’ night out movie evening, a mall crawl with stops at some of the best restaurants in Westfield Brandon, a fun run and a fitness class are just some of the events Honorary Mayor candidate and Valrico resident Cami Gibertini is using to raise money for her charities the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) and the Y’s Campo branch.
“My platform is building on the foundation that faith and family are always first, that you can’t ever have enough friends and how personal fitness really matters. I hope to inspire the Brandon community to always have fun at whatever you do, attitude is everything.” said Gibertini, a mother of two and senior vice president/retail branch manager at USAmeriBank’s Brandon branch.
Being a long-time Brandon resident, Gibertini said she takes pride in the community and felt it was time to give back.
“I have lived in Brandon since 1986,” said Gibertini, now a River Hills resident. “My dad retired from MacDill AFB as Colonel in the USMCA and I am now raising my family here.”
Gibertini has been active with the Brandon Kiwanis Club for many years, is a member of the ECHO board of directors and has chaired the charity’s annual fashion show, is a graduate of both Leadership Brandon and Leadership Tampa and is a senior advisory board member of the Campo Y, among many other community activities.
She picked ECHO and the Y for her charities as she feels a connection to their work in the community.
“I’ve been involved with both organizations for almost 10 years and I’ve personally seen the impact on people’s lives through their good works,” she said. “I believe in these organizations and want to help make an impact to the people they serve each day.”
Fundraising for Gibertini’s campaign will kick off on Wednesday, June 1, with a mall crawl event at Westfield Brandon from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For $30, supporters will enjoy fare from Sinigual, CPK, Ruby Tuesday, The Brass Tap, Ryuu and Grillsmith.
On Sunday, June 5, Gibertini will host the Mayor’s Fun Run 5K at 8 a.m. The $20 registration fee will include a T-shirt and snack.
The Girls Night Out at the movies will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at AMC Brandon featuring the movie “Something Borrowed.” The $25 ticket price includes food and drink.
On Saturday, June 18, supporters are invited to Cami’s Combat Challenge at the Campo Y from 12:30-2:30 p.m. $20 for a Body Combat class, T-shirt and healthy snack.
Cami’s Clay Shoot will take place on Thursday, June 23, from 9 a.m.-12 Noon and for $100, participants will also get lunch.
Visit Cami for Mayor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cami4mayor.