The Buccaneers will show their support for the fight against childhood cancer Tuesday afternoon at One Buccaneer Place by participating in the Cut for a Cure Challenge.
A group of 15 players and team personnel, including rookie QB Jameis Winston, have already committed to have their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients and survivors to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. According to a press release from the team, this is the organization’s third consecutive year participating in the program.
Winston will be joined in the scalp-shearing event by fellow rookies Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet and Jared Koster, as well as veterans Lavonte David, Andrew DePaola, Will Gholston, Mike James, Michael Koenen, Patrick Murray, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Evan Smith, Akeem Spence and Keith Tandy. Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford will also take part.
While also getting a trim of his own, Winston will help shave the head of one of the fans in attendance who raised the most money toward the team’s fundraising cause. Other pre-selected fans who helped raise money will be able to watch the event, as well as have the chance to get their heads shaved.