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Local NFL alumni chapter hosting free vaccination event Friday

The event, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in west Tampa, will feature former NFL players.
Former Bucs wide receiver Michael Clayton (80) is among the handful of NFL alumni set to appear at a free vaccination event Friday at Ana G. Mendez University in West Tampa.
Former Bucs wide receiver Michael Clayton (80) is among the handful of NFL alumni set to appear at a free vaccination event Friday at Ana G. Mendez University in West Tampa. [ WALLACE, DANIEL | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Sep. 15

As a kickoff for National Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL Alumni Tampa Bay chapter is teaming with several other local partners to host a public vaccination event Friday in West Tampa.

The event will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ana G. Mendez University at 3655 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa. Both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be available, and no appointment is needed.

The event will feature music (by DJ Moyo), a raffle, coffee and snacks. Additionally, former Bucs first-round draft pick Michael Clayton and fellow NFL alumni Kamerion Wimbley (Titans, Raiders, Browns) and Mike Butler (Packers) are slated to attend.

“The NFL Alumni mission is caring for our own, caring for kids and caring for our community. For us, that means helping Tampa Bay and the state of Florida to rally together the Buccaneer way to end the pandemic,” Walter Carter, NFL Alumni Tampa Bay Chapter president and a former Bucs player, said in a release promoting the event.

“We hope that by speaking out, we might inspire people who may have concerns about vaccination to talk to their doctors and make an informed decision to protect themselves, their families and our community.”

Teaming with the alumni group are with MCR Health, Inc., Ana G. Mendez University, Marcos Rivera of HyperTampa and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

More information on the event can be found at this link.

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