The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club visited with patients, families and team members at Moffitt Cancer Center on Tuesday.
The group of 15 first-year players, including Bucs first-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves, spent the morning in the Infusion Center before heading outside to interact with students from the Moffitt Healthy KIDZ program.
“It means so much to be out here showing our support, and for them just to know that there are people thinking about them. It gives you a different perspective in life and makes you thankful for what you have,” said Hargreaves.
The players and the students from Sligh and Sergeant Smith Middle Schools ran some football drills as part of the NFL Play 60 initiative, encouraging kids to be active for 60 minutes each day to reverse childhood obesity.
“Through the Healthy KIDZ program we like to teach children in the community about cancer prevention and early detection, so the partnership we have with the Bucs to help raise awareness is the perfect partnership.” Said Lizette Robles, Community Relations Manager for Moffitt Cancer Center.