TAMPA, Fla. — Rookie members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , including 2018 first round selection Vita Vea, Ronald Jones, Carlton Davis III, M.J. Stewart and Jordan Whitehead are bringing the NFL experience to students from The Berkeley Academy Program and Sligh Middle Magnet School on Oct. 30. Moffitt Cancer Center’s lawn will transform into a makeshift football field where students from the Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program will learn how to tackle like a pro, throw passes, and feel the rush of scoring touchdowns thanks to the NFL’s “Play 60” equipment provided by the Bucs.
The Dairy Council of Florida will join the krewe. Students will fuel up on chocolate milk provided by M & B Diary of Lecanto, FL before participating in Mooga, cow-inspired yoga geared toward teachers, students and their families. The youths will also have the opportunity to power the blender bike, which blends smoothies while they pedal.
The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program is an innovative health education program that teaches students the importance of healthy nutrition, exercise and the dangers of smoking. Students will learn more about cancer prevention before hitting the gridiron for a pewter practice with the Bucs.
The Bucs Street Team RV will be onsite giving children, patients and Moffitt team members an inside look into Buccaneers football from the comfort of the customized recreational vehicle.
The Bucs rookies will also bring some tricks and treats to the cancer center as they visit patients. This portion of the event will be closed to the media, however footage of the player-patient interaction will be provided.
WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center
WHAT: The 2018 Buccaneers Rookie Class will run football drills with students from the Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Gold Valet
View video and interviews from last year’s event here.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt 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 6,000 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.