Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Reidel Anthony will join officials from Tampa Children
s Hospital in honoring local young people who have performed heroic and selfless deeds at the "Kids Are Heroes" Awards Ceremony. As the official spokesperson for the Kids Are Heroes program, Anthony will make the awards presentations beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19 at the Medical Arts Building of Tampa Children's Hospital at St. Josephs.
The Kids Are Heroes program, now in its third year of existence, recognizes brave students ages five-18 from Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco and Polk counties. Those who were nominated demonstrated such heroic deeds as setting a good example for their peers, performing a selfless act, displaying compassion when another person or animal is in need or putting someone else's needs before their own. A panel of judges consisting of patients at Tampa Children's Hospital selected the winners.
"It`s important for children to know they don't have to be a professional athlete or a famous person to be a hero," Anthony said. "This program recognizes those kids in our community who have courageously gone out of their way to help other people. These kids are real heroes."
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenny Egger Community Relations Media Coordinator Tampa Bay Buccaneers 813-870-2700, ext. 296