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08 June 2016

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS “WOMEN OF RED” TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL MOMS FOOTBALL SAFETY CLINIC WITH USA FOOTBALL

More than 100 Local Mothers to Learn About Football Safety from Key Buccaneers Personnel and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Experts 
On Thursday, June 9, at 5:45 p.m. at One Buccaneer Place, more than 100 mothers of local youth and high school football players will gather with wives and mothers of former NFL players and coaches, local Heads Up Football ambassadors, and health specialists from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and USA Football second annual Moms Football Safety Clinic.
 
Hosted in conjunction with Women of Red – the official Buccaneers fan engagement program for women – the Moms Football Safety Clinic will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn firsthand from experts in sports medicine from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, hear from NFL club representatives, and connect with Heads Up Football ambassadors. Centered on USA Football's Heads Up initiative, this free clinic stresses the importance of league certification, proper equipment fitting, hydration and nutrition, and tackling techniques.
 
Among the event participants are Chris Golic, NFL Consultant on Youth Football and wife of former NFL player and ESPN personality Mike Golic, Nicole Alstott, wife of Buccaneers Legend and Ring of Honor inductee Mike Alstott, and DeeAnn Becht, wife of Buccaneers Legend and Buccaneers Radio Network Host Anthony Becht. In addition, attendees will hear from Dr. Patrick Mularoni, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Physician, Sarah Krieger, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Registered Dietician, and USA Football Master Trainer Tod Creneti. The clinic, which is presented with support from Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and the Dairy Council of Florida, will begin in the team’s meeting room and continue on the practice fields for live drills and one-on-one football instruction. In its second year, the event serves as another example of the unique up-close-and-personal experiences that Women of Red provides female fans with marquee Buccaneers and NFL personnel.
 
Heads Up Football is a comprehensive youth and high school football membership program developed by USA Football and supported by the NFL and more than two dozen medical, child advocacy and sport organizations. The core elements of the program are: coaching certification; Heads Up Tackling, which is designed to take the head out of the tackle; player safety coaches; proper equipment fitting; concussion education; and hydration and heat emergency preparedness. In the first year of Heads Up Football in 2013, more than 2,700 youth leagues registered for the program, representing approximately 600,000 players and 90,000 coaches.
 
Women of Red was launched in 2015 with two large-scale events that drew more than 4,000 participants, fueling an even greater interest in the program heading into its second season. Programs such as the Moms Safety Clinic continue to strengthen the Buccaneers’ deeper connection with the team’s female fan base, including health and wellness initiatives fundamental to the game. To learn more, visit www.buccaneers.com/red.
 
WHO:          
More than 100 local mothers of youth and high school football players
Chris Golic, NFL Consultant on Youth Football and wife of ESPN personality Mike Golic
Nicole Alstott, wife of Buccaneers Legend and Ring of Honor inductee Mike Alstott
DeeAnn Becht, wife of Buccaneers Legend Anthony Becht
Tod Creneti, Heads Up Football Master Trainer
Dr. Patrick Mularoni, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Physician
Sarah Krieger, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Registered Dietician
 
WHERE:      
One Buccaneer Place
3302 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
 
WHEN:        
Thursday, June 9
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Media encouraged to arrive by 5:45 p.m.
 
CONTACTS:  
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

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