Tampa Bay Buccaneers were thrilled to support military personnel competing at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders performed during the sitting volleyball Bronze medal match and stayed to cheer on Team USA as the Americans captured the Gold medal in a thrilling match against the United Kingdom.
Britain's Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 to create a means to honor wounded Servicemen and women through athletic competition. The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both active duty and veterans. London hosted the inaugural event in 2014, and the 2016 Games are took place in Orlando this week with Prince Harry in attendance.
Prior to the start of the 2016 Invictus Games on Sunday, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald visited the injured Servicemen and women of Team USA, including the Gold-medal winning sitting volleyball team.
"To look at your faces, I see resilience," McDonald told the athletes. "It's just amazing."
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a long-term commitment to supporting the military. Through their partnership with USO Central Florida the Buccaneers honor a Hero of the Game at each home game, host servicemen and women in the Salute to Service Suite, and sponsor the USO Welcome Center at Tampa International Airport.
Next Friday, May 20, the Buccaneers will honor an active-duty family from each branch of the military with the General H Norman Schwarzkopf Military Family of the Year Award. This summer, the Buccaneers are proud to invite active-duty military, retired and veteran service members to the annual Military Day at Buccaneers Training Camp.
For more information on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers commitment to the United States military, or information on how you can get involved in these programs, visit www.buccaneers.com/salute.