Tampa: Distributing 30K Backpacks To Kids At Raymond James Stadium
Raymond James Stadium is a few days away from kickoff. Buccaneers players will be reporting to camp next week (July 24 rookies / July 25 veterans) at AdventHealth Training Center. However, the home of the Bucs will open its doors to The Bullard Family Foundation, which will give out 30K backpacks to Tampa area kids.
This event, entitled the “Back To School Bash,” is in preparation for back to school and will take place on July 29. This is the 6th annual event that The Bullard Family Foundation will be throwing.
“During the fun-filled day, guests will be able to snag a free backpack filled with school supplies and take advantage of free medical, dental and vision services, as well as complimentary haircuts, food, and entertainment,” ThatsSoTampa explains.
The Bullard Family Foundation has close ties with the Tampa Bay Bucs. In addition to being a partner in the back-to-school bash, the Bucs organization and Thaddeus Bullard have worked closely together on numerous initiatives through his foundation. Bullard was a University of Florida standout football player who played professionally in the arena league. He is also a Tampa resident.
There’s a good chance you know Bullard from somewhere else, however. If the name Titus O’Neil rings a bell, that’s because that is Thaddeus Bullard’s WWE persona. Upon retiring from football, Bullard signed with the WWE in 2009 and has been billed as Titus O’Neil. In fact, the WWE recognized his incredible charity work upon his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, where he received the Warrior Award for his foundation efforts.
“Through BFF, we transform communities by creating impactful moments for children and families everywhere,” Bullard states through his foundation.
The Back To School Bash will be free for all Hillsborough K-12 students. The 30K backpacks distributed to Tampa area kids will be filled with school supplies. To register for the event at Raymond James Stadium, visit BullardFamilyFoundation.org.
The event on July 29th will start at 9:01 am and run until 1:01 pm. The “:01” signifies the community coming together as one.