Children who participate in Sunday's Easter Egg Hunt will also get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny
A fumbled football never stays loose on the Raymond James Stadium turf for long. And, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and University Community Health have learned the past two springs, neither does a painted egg, at least when it is being stalked by hundreds of basket-wielding youngsters.
This Sunday, for the third straight year, the Bucs and University Community Health will play host to the "Bucs Easter Egg Hunt" at Raymond James Stadium. This free and wildly popular event centers around five egg hunts for children 10 and under but also features such additional entertainment as an Easter Bunny, an appearance by Bucs mascot Captain Fear and a variety of arts and crafts.
The first 2,500 children (10 years old and younger) to arrive at the event will be allowed to participate in the Easter Egg Hunts on Sunday. In order for children to be eligible to participate in the egg hunts they must go to the ticket windows on the South side of Raymond James Stadium, where they will receive a wristband for one of the five egg hunts. Upon receiving wristbands for the children, families will be asked to enter the stadium through Gate C. For each of the five egg hunts, children will be divided into three age groups: 4 and under, 5 - 7, and 8 - 10.
The "Bucs Easter Egg Hunt" also provides fans with the opportunity to get free pictures with the Easter Bunny, meet Captain Fear and enjoy arts & crafts with several of your favorite Buccaneers players. Children are encouraged to bring their own baskets.
Among the Buccaneer players who will be on hand (in two shifts) are C John Wade and DE Dewayne White (12:30 – 2:00 p.m.) and S John Howell, LB Ryan Nece and LB Shelton Quarles (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.).
Wristband distribution at the South side ticket windows will begin at noon. Gate C will open for entry at 12:15 p.m.