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22 September 2014

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS CONNECT WITH TROOPS OVERSEAS THROUGH PRO VS. GI JOE EVENT ON TUESDAY

What:            
On Tuesday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m., the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the USO Welcome Center at Tampa International Airport to connect with Tampa-based troops serving abroad through Pro vs. GI Joe, a nonprofit organization dedicated to coordinating real-time, interactive video game sessions between professional athletes and troops stationed all over the world. Buccaneers center Evan Dietrich-Smith, linebacker Dane Fletcher, defensive lineman Will Gholston, and linebacker Ka’Lial Glaud will play video games and interact with troops stationed overseas via audio and video sources, providing an unparalleled and memorable experience for our nation’s heroes.  Additionally, the troops’ local families have been invited to view the gaming sessions at the USO Welcome Center, with the opportunity to interact with their loved ones serving our country.
                                               
Tuesday’s event will be the first Pro vs. GI Joe session hosted at the USO Welcome Center at Tampa International Airport, which the Buccaneers sponsor through “Welcome Home” greetings, team merchandise and artwork, and other unique efforts. Along with the USO Welcome Center, USO Central Florida serves as the team’s primary charitable conduit to the local military community, working closely with the Buccaneers in securing the team’s military “Hero of the Game” and “Salute to Service Suite” honorees, as well as helping to distribute complimentary tickets each season to Tampa Bay military members and their families.
 
Who:             
Buccaneers players Evan Dietrich-Smith, Dane Fletcher, Will Gholston, and Ka’Lial Glaud
Tampa-based military members stationed abroad, and their families
                      
Where:          
USO Welcome Center
Tampa International Airport
4100 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607
                       
When:
Tuesday, September 23                                   
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
Contact:
Janet Zink
Tampa International Airport
813.554.1460
jzink@tampaairport.com

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
 
Kevin Brown
Senior Manager of Community Relations
813.870.2700 ext. 1347      
kbrown@buccaneers.nfl.com
 

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