Members of the 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookie class participated in their first community event together on Tuesday by visiting patients at Moffitt Cancer Center and then running football drills with area students who are part of Moffitt’s Healthy Kidz program.
The Tampa-based cancer center turned its lawn into a makeshift football field on Tuesday so the rookies could give middle school students lessons on how to tackle, make a touchdown and toss a football like a professional. The experience was part of the NFL’s “ Play 60” program. The 50 students who participated were from Sligh and Sergeant Smith middle schools in Tampa.
The Bucs Street Team RV was on site, giving the children, patients and Moffitt staffers an 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 Cancer Center for children and adolescents of all ages focusing on cancer prevention, healthy living and positive life choices.