Martinez Gym Hosts Local NFL Linebacker

The citizens of Tampa know that the Super Bowl’ will be upon us within a matter of weeks.
That means events upon events will occur all over the Tampa Bay area. But what about the college campus?

One would think that a university would be the perfect place for some publicity and a good turn out, right?

That is exactly why the Checkers Cato June Celebrity Basketball Game will be held at the Bob Martinez Sports Center on January 30 from 6-9 p.m.
Cato June, a linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be hosting the charity basketball game.

Proceeds benefit inner city and disadvantaged children in the Washington D.C. and Tampa Bay area. The game begins at 6 p.m. with scheduled guest appearances by Derrick Brooks, Simeon Rice, Steve Slaton, Darren McFadden, Reggie Wayne, Marques Colston, Lamar Woodley, Kevin Hart, Laramie ‘Doc’ Shaw, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Tocarra Jones.

Rohan Sutherland, the managing partner at Genesis Corporations, who is promoting the event, said they chose UT for its excellent facilities manager, Jerome Fulton.
‘In talking to other venues, [Fulton] was the nicest to work with,’ he said. ‘I believe the event will be a great success. We like to produce events like this because of the interaction fans get with the NFL players and celebrities.’

Ticket prices are $10 for children, $20 for adults and $15 for UT students with their Spartan card.

Those attending the game can also expect prizes and giveaways, autograph signings, a free meal courtesy of Checkers Drive-in Restaurant, and an appearance by the U.S. Marines as they present the colors of the United States.

One lucky fan will also have the chance to win a new car at the halftime show along with an amazing cyclist performance and a samurai showman.

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