The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Hillsborough County hosted an exciting Latin Style, outdoor experience at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square on Friday, to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and to mark the start of regular season football. Attendees enjoyed food truck vendors, live Latin music, performances from the Buccaneers Cheerleaders, and much more!
Brian Ford, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer, was on hand to kick off the occasion. "We're excited about this event", he said. "This is our fourth year doing this as a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and as a kick-off to the season as well."
Others in attendance were Former County Commissioner Joe Chillura, Hispanic Affairs Liaison Tony Morejon, and current County Commissioner Sandra Murman. Murman spoke about the County's partnership with the Bucs saying, "It's a great partnership that we've had with the Buccaneers. They have really reached out in the community. Them being here as partners, not just with Hillsborough County, but also with the Hispanic Community, really speaks a lot about their ability to be community driven for all people."
Hillsborough County also recognized Olga Mendoza as Hispanic All-star Employee of the Year, for her tireless work improving the lives of Hispanic residents and others throughout the Tampa community. While nearly 300 students from nearby schools celebrated with Bucs Squad activities like NFL Play60 Drills, tours through the Bucs Street Team RV, the uniform selfie station, and cooling off at the hydration station. A good time was had by all at this unique Hispanic cultural celebration full of good food, great fun, and Buccaneers football!