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Bucs host Special Olympics athletes

Allison Boyce, 18, center, proudly laughs and smiles after running a practice drill with some Buccaneer football players, including Patrick Omameh (66) right, during the annual Special Olympics event on the Buccaneers Training Field, Sunday evening, July 27, 2014.  After the official Buccaneers training practice was over, Special Olympians from all over the state got a chance to interact with some of the Buccaneers football players, while running drills, taking photos, and having autographs signed.
Allison Boyce, 18, center, proudly laughs and smiles after running a practice drill with some Buccaneer football players, including Patrick Omameh (66) right, during the annual Special Olympics event on the Buccaneers Training Field, Sunday evening, July 27, 2014. After the official Buccaneers training practice was over, Special Olympians from all over the state got a chance to interact with some of the Buccaneers football players, while running drills, taking photos, and having autographs signed.
Published Jul. 28, 2014

The Bucs hosted more than 80 athletes from Special Olympics Florida following Sunday's practice, an annual event at training camp.

"It's great whenever you get to interact with someone that meets you with a big smile; love the Bucs and great advice," Smith said. "You know a lot of advice there today is that we need to win every game. Hey, I'm all in favor of that.

"They know our players and … this is a special day for them. Of course, they're a special group of people."