Buccaneers Cheerleader & Mascot Manager Tara Battiato was given the Patriotic Employer Award by ESGR, an organization that supports reservists by ensuring they maintain civilian employment when they are called to active duty orders. Battiato was nominated by Jeannie Gonzalez, a first-year member of the Buccaneers Cheerleaders who is currently an active-duty reservist in the U.S. Navy.
"It is my honor to receive the Patriotic Employer Award," Battiato said after a brief ceremony at One Buccaneer Place. "Jeannie is a wonderful member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders. She exemplifies the characteristics we look for in our cheerleaders and is an inspiration to us all. I am proud to honor her commitment to serving our country."