On Tuesday, October 24 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., the 2017 Buccaneers Rookie Club, including O.J. Howard, Chris Godwin, and Kendall Beckwith, along with Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear will continue the team’s tradition of supporting homeless and at-risk youths at the Metropolitan Ministries annual Fall Festival. For more than 20 years, the Buccaneers have served as special guests for the yearly event, a brain child of the LAMPLighters (Ladies Assisting Metropolitan People), who host the festival for the resident children at Metropolitan Ministries. On Tuesday afternoon, the Buccaneers will entertain and interact with more than 200 of the Ministries’ children through games, dancing, arts and crafts, and more.
Throughout the year, the Buccaneers rookies are participating in a variety of outreach activities as members of the Buccaneers Rookie Club, the team’s long-standing effort to engage its youngest players with the local community. This offseason, the rookies participated in a go-kart outing with Tampa Fire Rescue and met with military service members and their families during a tour of MacDill Air Force Base. Next week, the group will visit with patients and families at Moffitt Cancer Center. As the year progresses, the rookies will continue to participate in events that support active and retired military, inspire underprivileged youth, and promote healthy lifestyles for local children. For more information on the team’s community initiatives, visit www.buccaneers.com/community.
Metropolitan Ministries is a nonprofit, nondenominational, faith-based organization that provides assistance for poor and homeless families throughout the Tampa Bay area. Founded in 1972, the organization offers a wide spectrum of supportive services to alleviate suffering, promote human dignity and instill self-sufficiency. For more information, visit metromin.org.
The 2017 Buccaneers Rookie Club
Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear
More than 200 children of Metropolitan Ministries
165 E. Frances Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
Tuesday, October 24
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.