Brian Griese to Throw The Rays Opening Pitch April 18 On Behalf of Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt

April 04, 2008

St. Petersburg, FL— Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Brian Griese will throw the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game Friday, April 18, on behalf of the Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt, an upcoming race event benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center.

Griese, who returns to the Bucs this year as a quarterback after two seasons with the Chicago Bears, will open the game between the Rays and Chicago White Sox at Tropicana Field as part of the Rays sponsor appreciation night for the Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt.

The Rays are the presenting sponsor of Moffitt’s race event, which is a 5K and one-mile run and fitness walk being held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the USF Sun Dome. Proceeds benefit Moffitt’s cancer research programs.

Griese and his family are longtime Moffitt supporters. Brian and his father, Bob Griese, an ABC Sports College Football Analyst and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, are on Moffitt’s national Board of Advisors

For details about the Bank of St. Petersburg Miles for Moffitt, visit or call (813) 745-1346.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center ( is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer, as well as for ear, nose and throat. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.