Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dad's Turn

Having honored the Bay area’s Top Moms, Ryan Nece and Shelton Quarles now turn their attention to recognizing the outstanding Dads in the community


Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers Ryan Nece and Shelton Quarles have already honored the best mothers in the Bay area. Now it's time to find the community's best fathers.

Thanks to presenting sponsor BB&T, the official bank of the Buccaneers, Nece and Quarles are teaming up with All Pro Dad to celebrate Father's Day with the Top 50 Dads in the Bay Luncheon.

This marks the second year that the Buccaneer duo has made an effort to recognize parents in the Bay area. Last Friday, a luncheon at Raymond James Stadium honored 50 local mothers, including 90-year-old Rebecca Kinsey, who was named "Top Mom." Next month, it will be dad's turn, and Bay area residents are encouraged to nominate their fathers for the event.

Children, wives and friends who know exceptional dads can nominate them for Top Dad honors here at Buccaneers.com. The Top 50 Dads, as determined by Nece and Quarles, will then be invited to a special lunch at the stadium on Thursday, June 16, during which Nece and Quarles will present prizes to three exceptional dads.

All Dads in attendance will receive gift bags, while the top three Dads will get additional prize packages, including two front row tickets to a Buccaneers game for each of the two runners-up. The Top Dad will receive two tickets and the opportunity to have his picture taken with Nece and Quarles on the field prior to the game.

All Pro Dad is a Family First program. It is designed to increase public awareness about the importance of being a good father and to provide the resources that will enable men to become better Dads.

To nominate a Dad for the Top 50 Dads in the Bay Luncheon, click here. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, May 30th .

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