Tampa Bay Buccaneer All-Pro Warrick Dunn Runs Into Young Leaders at Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School "Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Challenges"

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Tampa Bay Buccaneer All-Pro Running Back Warrick Dunn speaks with students and members of the community about his life on and off the field and serving the community at Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School. The School was founded by his Bucs teammate and fellow FSU Alumni Derrick Brooks. Dunn will discuss his best selling book, "Running for My Life."

Having Warrick join our Distinguished Speaker Series exposes our students to a person who says, 'I can and I will,' both on and off the field. The example Warrick Dunn sets in this community is so important for the kids and families we serve

NFL and Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Pro Running Back Warrick Dunn will speak with students and community members at Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School (BDCHS), 11602 N. 15th Street
 Tampa, FL 33612. The event will be held Wednesday February 25, 2009 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This fundraising event includes a motivational address from Dunn sharing life-points from his best selling book, "Running for My Life," book signing, student-led school tours and a sponsorship reception. Media will have the opportunity to speak with Mr. Dunn following his remarks.

"Having Warrick join our Distinguished Speaker Series exposes our students to a person who says, 'I can and I will,' both on and off the field. The example Warrick Dunn sets in this community is so important for the kids and families we serve," said Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks. Brooks is a Founding Member and serves as President of the Governing Board of BDCHS.

Dunn is the second guest in the Distinguished Speaker Series organized by BDCHS supporters. The first was Retired General Tommy Franks, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command in Tampa and the author of "American Soldier."

BDCHS is a high performing public charter school sponsored by the Hillsborough County School Board and offers a college preparatory curriculum for motivated students who wish to excel in high school. BDCHS is accredited by SACS-CASI and offers both Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement courses. The mission of BDCHS is to graduate students well prepared to succeed in the nation's top universities.

To learn more about Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School visit http://www.bdchs.org.

For more information about this event or other BDCHS opportunities please contact:    

Dr. Phildra J. Swagger, Executive Director/Principal        
Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School
813.971.5600 pswagger (at) bdchs (dot) org        

For corporate sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Mr. Tom Nagy, BDCHS, Director of Marketing,
813.971.5600 tnagy (at) debartoloholdings (dot) com

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