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08 June 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: BUCCANEERS 2017 OFFICIAL DRAFT PARTY, PRESENTED BY MILLER LITEBUCCANEERS ROOKIES AND FIRST-YEAR TAMPA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDERS TO CONNECT, COMPETE IN INDOOR GO-KARTING ON MONDAY

On Monday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m., the 2017 Buccaneers Rookie Club, including O.J. Howard, Justin Evans, Chris Godwin, and the complete rookie class will join some of the newest firefighters from Tampa Fire Rescue for indoor go-karting at Tampa Bay Grand Prix. The majority of the firefighters are in their first-year probationary period and will be paired with more than 20 Buccaneers rookies for some fun and friendly competition.
 
Throughout the year, the Buccaneers rookies will participate 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. This is the third consecutive year that the Buccaneers have collaborated with Tampa Fire Rescue to connect each organization’s newest members in a fun, engaging environment. Last week, the Buccaneers rookies visited military members at MacDill Air Force Base, and the team will continue to participate in a wide variety of community outreach activities throughout the fall.
 
For more information on the team’s community initiatives, visit www.buccaneers.com/community
 
WHO:          
2017 Buccaneers Rookie Club, including O.J. Howard, Justin Evans, and Chris Godwin
First-Year Tampa Fire Rescue Responders
Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Tom Forward           
                       
WHERE:      
Tampa Bay Grand Prix
3404 Cragmont Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619
 
WHEN:        
Monday, June 12
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Media encouraged to arrive by 9:45 a.m.)

CONTACT:   Allen Barrett
Communications Manager
813.767.9862 cell
abarrett@buccaneers.nfl.com
 
Steve Fidura
Manager, Community Relations
813.870.2700 ext.1374
sfidura@buccaneers.nfl.com
   
Jason Penny
Tampa Fire Rescue
813.274.7536
Jason.Penny@tampagov.net

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