This past weekend we had the honor of once again hosting the Mike Alstott Family Foundation Sports Buddies Day for Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. Nearly 200 “littles” and “bigs” were able to participate in a variety of activities including; Tampa Bay Buccaneer football drills, which are part of the NFL’s “Play Football” initiative, and Rock Solid Allstars - Florida cheerleading instruction. The participants were also treated to special entertainment by WKID, autographs by Mike, and lunch provided by PDQ. The event is one of a number of experiences and initiatives championed by the December 23rd Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl held in Tampa. In celebration of the Bowl Game, all participants at the Sports Buddies Day received a ticket to the game. The Sports Buddies program’s philosophy is to recruit more male volunteers. Many of the children who are waiting to be matched with a caring adult mentor are young boys. Sports Buddies allows the volunteer (Big) and child (Little) to spend time together enjoying sports twice a month.