TAMPA, Fla., — Rookie members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing the NFL experience to 100 students from Lee and Lockhart Elementary and Buchannan Middle schools on Halloween. Moffitt Cancer Center’s lawn will transform into a makeshift football field where students will get a chance to tackle, score touchdowns and throw a football thanks to the NFL’s “Play 60” equipment provided by the Buccaneers.      

The Bucs Street Team RV will also be onsite giving the children, patients and Moffitt team members the opportunity to experience an inside look into Buccaneers football from the comfort of the customized recreational vehicle.

Moffitt Healthy KIDZ is a community outreach program offered by Moffitt for children and adolescents of all ages focusing on cancer prevention, healthy living and positive life choices. Students will learn more about cancer before hitting the gridiron for a pewter practice with the Bucs.

The Bucs rookies will also bring some tricks and treats to the cancer center as they visit patients.

Moffitt is a proud partner of the Buccaneers.

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WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WHAT: The 2017 Buccaneers Rookie Class will visit cancer patients and run football drills with 100 children who are a part of Moffitt’s Healthy KIDZ program.    

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - noon

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Gold Valet, 12902 Magnolia Drive    

For video of last year’s Rookie visit to Moffitt, click here.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt Cancer Center is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,700 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube