Buccaneer Cheerleaders At Training Camp

The Buccaneers opened training camp this week with great enthusiasm and expectations for a very successful season. The positive thinking in Tampa is that this is potentially a playoff talented squad–it better be because the Rays seem poised to steal the September and October headlines.

As always the Bucs Cheerleaders are a huge attraction at training camp getting attention from young and old alike. There is change this year, after 13 years with the organization, cheering, assisting and eventually managing the TBBC the last 4 years, Cathy Boyd has relocated to the great Pacific NorthWest and now makes Seattle home for her family. Melissa Valdez Fitzgerald takes over the 2013 squad. Melissa has been with the Bucs 4 years and her impressive resume includes 5 seasons as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader representing the DCC in the 2002 ProBowl. Melissa also cheered 3 years for the San Francisco Gold Rush. A great highlight of Cathy’s and Melissa’s tenure was when the TBBC were invited last December to perform on the TODAY show in New York.

This year’s squad consists of 28 talented and personable young ladies who in addition to game day cheering are all involved in community and charity initiatives around the Tampa Bay area. Enjoy the photos and check back with us for more as T Camp progresses along.

Cathy Boyd and Melissa Fitzgerald at 2011 breast cancer game.

Karrah and Kasey A.

Christina and Tricia

Crystale and Megan

Norie and Cori

Baranese, Cap’t Fear and Taylor

DarlaFaye, Cassie, Julia, Kari, Ingrid, and Kendell

Christina, Brianna, Ingrid, Theresa, DarlaFaye and Karen

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