2019 Event Video

2019 Celebrities

Mr. Charitable

Tim Kraus

Tim was chosen as 2019’s Mr. Charitable because of his hard work and dedication to helping animals in our community. Tim volunteers his time helping kittens and cats at the Humane Society of Pinellas. He loves bringing nervous felines out of their shell by giving them love, attention and affection. Tim opens his heart to animals, helping them adjust to social interaction and get adopted more easily.

Miss Fearless

Maxine Simeone

Maxine was chosen as 2019’s Miss Fearless because she is one of the most confident people HUG has ever met. From starting her own business making blinged-out headbands to striking a pose in front of the camera, Maxine is never afraid to try something new. Every time she walks into a room, she brings the #Sparkles.

Mr. Powerful

Mark Fleming

Mark was chosen as 2019’s Mr. Powerful because of his extraordinary personal and professional achievements. Mark trains clients with special needs and recently opened his own gym, making him the first person with autism to own and operate a fitness studio in Tampa Bay. He’s appeared on every local TV news station in the Tampa Bay area and his efforts were profiled on CNN.

Mr. Inspirational

Andrew Brettner

Andrew was chosen as 2019’s Mr. Inspirational because of how easily he touches the lives of everyone he meets. Andrew inspires others simply by being himself. His fight to grow stronger through fitness training and physical therapy is truly uplifting to see. When Andrew smiles, the whole room lights up with him!

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