Thousands of Bucs fans join Buccaneers players and Legends for Women of RED Ultimate Football Party
Friday night at Raymond James Stadium delivered the ultimate fan experience for nearly 2,000 Buccaneers female fans as they gathered in the East Stadium Club for an exclusive look behind the franchise they all adore.
Women of RED, founded in 2015, celebrates the female fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with events and exclusive content all season long. Today's event was no exception as it gathered top professionals from the Buccaneers and the NFL for extraordinary access to the team.
Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, further debunked the myth that women don't love football on Friday evening. "There are thousands of women here for Buccaneer football," said Kassewitz. "We are all fans together. It's a real community of women that are really great Buccaneers fans." This sense of commradery built throughout the event while fans also had the opportunity to get to know one another through the evening.
No Ultimate Football Party would be complete without hearing from the current 2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers themselves. This year-- for the first time ever-- fans got a chance to hear about the rigors of training camp and life in the NFL from O.J. Howard, Ali Marpet and Cliinton McDonald during the Training Camp LIVE panel discussion, hosted by Gayle Sierens.
1st round pick from the 2017 NFL Draft, O.J. Howard joined Women of RED for the first time and was excited to meet fans. "This is amazing," said Howard. "Just to see such a dedicated fan base here with the Women of RED."
If you have ever wondered what it takes to compile the full schedule for all 32 teams in the NFL from season to season, Charlotte Carey, Broadcast Manager for the NFL provided exclusive insight into league considerations when facing the hot and humid fall days in Tampa Bay. "The Bucs have played their way to primetime," said Carey. "So we do everything we can to avoid early games in the Fall."
Guests were also given first-hand accounts from Buccaneers Scouts that evaluate and ultimately select top players in the draft at Scouting Central. Bucs On The Move gave an inside look at the logistics of moving a 100-plus football staff and 16 tons of equipment for all road games and featured oversized cutouts of players in style and on their way to the tarmac.
In its 3rd year, Women of RED continues to appeal to a diverse base of female fans with an inside look at Buccaneers football. Buccaneers Legends also look forward to this annual event and this year delved further into the ultimate football experience with fans. Guests had the opportunity to try on the radio helmet of quarterback Jameis Winston with play-calling tips from Buccaneers Legend, Ian Beckles. And just a few feet away, Buccaneers Legends, Brad Culpepper and Clifton Smith guided fans through football accuracy tests.
Women of RED prove to be a strong fan base for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and are sure to be a vibrant presence at Raymond James Stadium for the 2017 season.
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