For Christina Salatino, traveling around town had become quite difficult. Two jobs and three small children kept her on the run, but she often had only the most basic form of transportation at her disposal: her own two feet.
Salatino, a single mother, found herself in this troublesome situation after losing the use of two cars in one year, the first to a fuel line leak and the second to a blown tire and subsequent crash. She endured these difficulties alongside her housemate, another single mother of three children with whom she had shared the most recent car. Without her own transportation, she had been persevering by using taxi cabs, getting rides from friends or even walking to and from work.
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heard her story, however, that all changed.
Last March, Salatino was selected from over 180 nominees for the Buccaneers' "Road to Success" program, a team community initiative that aimed to provide one individual in need with the keys to a new car. As a result, Head Coach Raheem Morris, along with Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear, surprised Salatino with the keys to a brand new vehicle last spring.
Now, the Buccaneers are looking to add another chapter to their "Road to Success" story, and they need your help. The team is currently accepting nominations for the third annual "Road to Success" program.
If you have a friend, coworker or family member who would truly benefit from a new vehicle, the Buccaneers want to know. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 31, 2012. Only complete applications will be considered and only one entry per person is allowed.
Following an initial screening process of all nominations, a panel will select finalists for in-person interviews to determine the car recipient. Click here for a complete list of details and requirements to help one lucky person get back on the road to success!
Nominee must be 18 years old at the time of nomination to be entered. Void where prohibited.