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04 December 2015

BUCCANEERS ROOKIE CLUB TO WRAP UP YEAR OF COMMUNITY SERVICE BY BRINGING HOLIDAY CHEER TO ALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TUESDAY

On Tuesday, December 8, quarterback Jameis Winston, offensive linemen Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith, and more than a dozen members of the Buccaneers Rookie Club, along with Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear, will spread holiday cheer to some of their youngest fans currently sidelined by illness at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. From 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. the group will walk throughout the hospital to deliver Buccaneers pennants, sign autographs, and visit with patients who are currently hospitalized as the holidays approach. The visit is an annual tradition by the Buccaneers Rookie Club, which wraps up an eventful season of community activities each year with a trip to All Children’s Hospital.
 
Since entering the NFL, the Buccaneers rookies have participated in a variety of outreach activities as members of the Buccaneers Rookie Club, the team’s longstanding effort to engage its youngest players with the local community. In 2015, the group has gone bowling with Tampa Fire Rescue, taken a trip to James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital to spend time with wounded warriors, and visited MacDill Air Force Base to greet local servicemen and servicewomen stationed in Tampa. The rookies have also served lunch to the underprivileged community at Trinity Café, enjoyed an afternoon of fun and games with underserved youth at Metropolitan Ministries, and hosted a PLAY 60 celebration for local students. For more information on the team’s community initiatives, visit www.buccaneers.com/community.
 
What:       
Buccaneers Rookie Club visit to All Children’s Hospital
 
Who:        
More than a dozen Buccaneers players, Buccaneers Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear; All Children’s Hospital patients and staff
 
When:      
Tuesday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
Where:     
All Children’s Hospital
501 6th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
                       
Contact:  
Allen Barrett
Public Relations Manager
813.767.9862 cell
abarrett@buccaneers.nfl.com
 
Eileen Sweeney
Director of Community Relations
813.870.2700 ext. 3813
esweeney@buccaneers.nfl.com
 
Roy Adams
All Children’s Hospital
727.767.4456
roy.adams@jhmi.edu
           
Danielle Caci
All Children’s Hospital
727.767.2897
Danielle.caci@jhmi.edu  
 

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