Hats, Hearts, & Handbags

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Our Hats, Hearts & Handbags (HHH) luncheon celebrates the mission of Girls Place and generates the financial resources needed to provide girls with critical programming, while bringing the community together for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Each year, hundreds of women support Girls Place at the Annual Hats, Hearts, and Handbags by reserving a table and decorating it with their friends to compete for awards, wearing their best hat and grabbing their most fashionable handbag to support the girls of Girls Place.

We are returning to Valley View in Alachua!

To support the efforts this year, please call 352-373-4475 or email

HHH Luncheon | April 11, 2024!


2:00-4:00 Table Decorating

4:00-5:00 Social Hour

5:00 View Tables

5:30-7:00 Dinner and Program



Coming January 2024!


Marks Table Captain Luncheon

Coming March 2024 with committed Table Captains.

Coming soon!

Nathan Whitaker


I now spend my days writing and speaking. Not at the same time.

It’s been a circuitous path to here. After winning a Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and witnessing teamwork and leadership from my time in the scouting departments of the Bucs and Jacksonville Jaguars, I talked Tony Dungy into writing a book. (I may have been unemployed for three years while I wore him down.)

That book, my first, was the #1 New York Times bestseller, Quiet Strength, and I have gone on to write numerous other books (eight of which have become NYT bestsellers, by my count – which may be skewed, since math wasn’t my thing), including The Mentor LeaderUncommonUncommon MarriageThrough My Eyes (with Tim Tebow), Snap DecisionThe One Year Impact For Living Men’s DevotionalRole of a Lifetime (with James Brown), and The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge.

When I speak to corporations, teams, churches or non-profits, I draw on lessons learned from coaching friends Tony Dungy, Mike Tomlin, Billy Donovan, Clint Hurdle and Tom Coughlin, as well as my college coach, Steve Spurrier.

2023 Table

Cost: $800 (8-10 seats determined by Table Captain)

2023 Individual Ticket 

Cost: $95

We invite you to support our girls by sponsoring our 2024 Hats, Hearts, and Handbags Your sponsorship will provide the funding that makes our mission possible while promoting your business or organization.

Your company can reach 350+ movers and shakers in Gainesville, while supporting a great cause through Hats, Hearts, and Handbags.  Check out our sponsorship packet for more information.

Please email if you would like to contribute this year.