TAMPA, FL – The Hooters World's Largest Fantasy Football Draft Party will have an extremely impressive roster of Tampa Bay Buccaneer legends for the August 2 event that is targeting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Attempt for Largest Sports Draft Party. Mike Alstott, Ronde Barber and Derrick Brooks, three of the most popular players in the history of the Bucs franchise, are all scheduled to be a part of the draft party.
“If being part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Attempt for Largest Sports Draft Party isn’t enough to convince fantasy football fanatics to register, how about having the opportunity to hang out with Mike Alstott, Ronde Barber and Derrick Brooks,” said Carl Sweat, chief marketing officer for Hooters. “Hooters was born in nearby Clearwater and has grown to become ‘Fantasy Football Draft Headquarters’ for fans across America, so we are excited to be able to bring these three fan favorites to be a part of our event at the stadium where they have made so many great memories for thousands of Bucs fans over the years.”
Alstott is a six-time Pro Bowl selection who was also voted All-Pro three times. He spent his entire career with the Buccaneers from 1996-2006 and will be inducted in the Bucs Ring of Honor this fall. Nicknamed The A-Train, Alstott was a coveted Fantasy Football draft pick due to his ability to find the end zone. The six-time Pro Bowler holds the Bucs all-time record for most touchdowns with 71.
There’s no questioning the popularity of Pro Football Hall of Famer Brooks, who was just voted as the all-time Fan Favorite in a poll conducted on Buccaneers.com. One of the most decorated Bucs player of all time, the former first round draft pick from Florida State was an 11-time Pro Bowl selection and a nine-time All-Pro. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014 and had his number 55 uniform retired by the team.
Barber played his entire 16-year career for the Buccaneers and was a five-time Pro Bowler, in addition to earning All-Pro honors three times. Barber’s 1,428 tackles are the second-most in team history behind Hall of Famer Brooks. He’s also the team’s all-time leader in interceptions (47) and defensive touchdowns (8), stats that were valuable for fantasy football general managers who selected the Bucs defense during his career.
The first-ever event of this scale is free and groups of friends or individual fans alike are encouraged to pre-register at HootersDraftParty.com to secure a seat and participate in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® official attempt. Season-long prizes and $5,000 cash are up for grabs for all participants, who will enjoy food, drinks, sports celebrity appearances and entertainment in addition to the 15-round draft. While the event will attract the largest fantasy football draft participants in one location, space will be limited for this inaugural event.
Hooters World's Largest Fantasy Football Draft Party
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Attempt for Largest sports draft party
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Time: Check-in: 1 p.m.; Draft: 2 p.m.
Location: West Club, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Parking: South Lot, Raymond James Stadium
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