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Bucs Honor Hispanic Heritage at Conga Caliente

Posted Nov 7, 2016

On Sunday, November 6 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers participated in the 13th annual Conga Caliente Festival to pay tribute to the rich Hispanic culture throughout Tampa.

On Sunday, November 6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined in celebrating Hispanic culture at the 13th Annual Conga Caliente Festival; a Tampa tradition with nearly 40,000 attendees coming together each year to honor Hispanic arts and culture. 

Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Co-President of the Glazer Family Foundation attended the Festival and had the opportunity to speak to guests about the importance of celebrating the Hispanic community which has played a crucial role in the development of Tampa’s rich and vibrant history.

“There are so many families here today having an unbelievable time! We really wanted to celebrate all the arts and culture of the Hispanic community and really that’s what today is all about.”

As part of Bucs for A Better Bay, the Buccaneers far reaching commitment to improving Tampa communities today and for generations to come, complimentary eye screenings for children were provided at the Festival by the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile.

Attendees also enjoyed tours of the Buccaneers Street Team RV, a mobile fan experience that spreads enthusiasm for Buccaneers football with interactive features like stadium seating, locker room replicas and kid-friendly activities. Bucs fans also enjoyed an exclusive photo op with the Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl ring at the all new RED Zone, part of Women of RED, the Buccaneers female fan engagement program.

“Having the Buccaneers here allows everyone to understand how much the team supports the Hispanic community”, said Maritza Astorquiza, the 2016 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award winner and Co-Founder of the Conga Caliente Festival. “The community feels that it is a partnership and support and that the Bucs are a part of making this happen.”

The Buccaneers were honored to join in the celebration of Tampa’s proud Latino heritage and continue to recognize the rich Hispanic traditions that are as much a part of Tampa’s culture as Buccaneers Football.