NFL Alumni-Tampa Chapter Shows “Caring for Kids” More Than Just A Slogan
It was a different type of pre-Super Bowl atmosphere in the Tampa area last week in the days leading up to the Big Game.
Very few national sponsors and advertisers traveled to central Florida during the current pandemic. The elaborate national corporate parties, which normally are held at night throughout a Super Bowl city, practically were non-existent.
However, that did not stop NFL Alumni from having a major impact on the local non-profit scene with community-related events throughout the area. Our local Tampa chapter raised a large amount of charitable dollars to benefit our “Caring for Kids” mission.
The events leading up to the game ranged from an Alumni Sunday night reception & sold-out Monday golf tournament (with 30 local Alumni members and numerous sponsors) to the groundbreaking for an NFL Alumni outdoor obstacle course for kids in the middle of a beautiful new community park. Nearly $100,000 alone was raised at the golf tourney.
The local Alumni venues ranged from the classy Tampa Art Institute to the astonishing Zoo Tampa in Lowry Park. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor as well as other civic and business leaders were generous with their time and attended several of our Alumni events.
Congratulations to Chapter President Walter Carter, his membership and staff for having a large impact in the Tampa Bay area during an otherwise unusually-quiet Super Bowl LV week.
Just a reminder: Super Bowl LVI is just ‘round the corner in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on February 6, 2022!