Derrick Brooks' trip to Africa is a dream come true for 20 local boys and girls
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl LB Derrick Brooks is in the midst of an unprecedented community program, a 12-day tour of Africa with 20 members of local Boys & Girls Clubs. Brooks and his young friends have spent months studying, researching and learning about Africa, and now they are turning their book knowledge into real-life experience.
There are actually close to 40 people in Brooks' Africa entourage, including chaperones, security, community relations personnel and a trio of media representatives. Included in that group are writer Charlie Nobles and photographer Gary Rothstein, who are sending periodic updates of the Africa 2000 trip back to Tampa. You can follow the adventures of Brooks and his Bunch by reading the stories as they appear below.
Update #1: Into South Africa and up Table Mountain Update #2: The Baboon Caper Update #3: Lessons from Robben Island Update #4: The Power of Soweto Update #5: Tribals and Tribulations Update #6: On Safari Update #7: Molding Leaders Update #8: Safari So Good Update #9: Traveling Coach Update #10: Lasting Memories Update #11: Brooks' Bunch Comes Home
In addition to the reports sent back by Nobles, the Buccaneers' community relations staff is providing their own personal take on each day's events, periodic Postcards from Africa, if you will.
Postcards from Africa: Sunday, June 25 Postcards from Africa: Monday, June 26 Postcards from Africa: Tuesday, June 27 Postcards from Africa: Wednesday, June 28 Postcards from Africa: Thursday, June 29 Postcards from Africa: Friday, June 30 Postcards from Africa: Saturday, July 1 Postcards from Africa: Sunday, July 2