Advocacy and Inspiration Team Members are individuals with Down syndrome that the Playhouse can count on to speak on behalf of GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa to help with media and social media outreach, appearing at community events, giving inspirational tours, telling the story about the Playhouse, and attending various programs and events. Team members will plan their own events and programs and spearhead Acceptance campaigns.  Team members will serve as mentors in the Playhouse and encourage others with special needs to get involved.

A Word from our Team Leaders

Hi everybody! Let me introduce myself.  My name is Nicholas Altieri. I am one of the team leaders for the Advocacy and Inspiration team of GIGI’s Playhouse Tampa. Are you 18 years old or older? Do you happen to have Down syndrome? Well, then this is your lucky day! Please join our Tampa team and get ready to be a part of the fun events and great fundraising activities that our group participates in. Our goal is to inspire others to do their best of all!

Hi everyone, my name is Samuel Piazza. I am one of the co-leaders for the Advocacy and the Inspiration team of Gigi’s Playhouse Tampa. I am 28 years old and works at PDQ. Please join our team to help to make a difference in the lives of everyone involved. Let’s spread the mission of Gigi’s Playhouse so others can see us for our abilities.

Want to Join our Team?

If you are interested in joining our team, please email Nick Altieri at

Current Happenings


The Advocacy and Inspiration Team recently organized a fun day of Bowling for GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa families!  It was an absolute blast celebrating All Abilities as bowlers faced unique challenges to bring their team prizes!