To My Dearest Buccaneers Fans,
“Fire the Cannons”- Three words that immediately get my heart racing and take me back to hundreds of memories that sit so close to my heart. Three words that make me immensely proud to be a Buccaneers fan and honored to be a third year Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader
As I begin to write this letter, with no surprise at all, I am completely moved with so many emotions; love, joy, sadness, but most importantly, pride. It saddens me to say farewell after an amazing three years with the Buccaneers. This journey has been so incredible and more fulfilling than I could have ever expected. I am forever grateful because of the countless memories I have from being part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers family
I was raised in a small town called, Deland. Even as a toddler I had a passion for performing and being on a stage and knew it was something that would always be a part of my future. Although I loved dance, I put my passion on hold when I went to college. After graduating from Stetson University, I took a leap and moved to Tampa for my career. I auditioned shortly after moving here and was privileged enough to make the team. Little did I know that I was about to have the best three years of my life.
Being a TBBC entails more than I could ever put into words and I was beyond blessed to step into those prestigious *boots. *From the charity events, photoshoots, long practices, lifelong friendships made, locker-room huddles, and game days, I am so appreciative for every second I had on this team.
One of my favorite memories was receiving the opportunity to go sky diving with the USSOCOM Para-Commandos. It was the craziest thing I have ever done and I was lucky enough to go with six of my best friends and teammates (Sorry again, Mom!).
Being a role model to the Tampa Bay youth has been one of the most rewarding aspects of being a TBBC. The Junior TBBC program was something I cherished in my career each and every season. I loved dancing and practicing alongside so many amazing and talented children.
I would like to take a second to thank the incredible individuals that made my time as a TBBC so special…
To my Mother and Grandmother,
I would have never gone after this dream if it wasn’t for your continued love and support. I can’t thank you enough for being my personal cheerleaders and making it to every single game over the past 3 seasons. I’m truly blessed to have an amazing family and I appreciate all that you do for me.
To my Teammates/Best Friends,
These past 3 years would not have been the same without each and every one of you. It has been the greatest honor to dance by your side and you all have a special place in my heart. I love you very much.
To our Fearless Leader and Director, Tara,
Thank you for the amazing opportunities and experiences I’ve had as a TBBC. You have always encouraged me to be my personal best, both on and off the field. You are so appreciated and have been an amazing mentor and friend. I’d also like to thank Kaitlin and those working behind the scenes for your dedication to our team, we honestly couldn’t do it without your supportJ.
As I say farewell, I would like to thank every single Bucs fan out there! THANK YOU for making this journey so special and dear to my heart. I am very excited for the next chapter of my life in a new city, however, I will forever wear red and pewter with pride and continue to cheer on this amazing team!
With love and appreciation,