The US Army kicked off its 2019 FNF Tampa Bay Campus Tour on Friday, Aug. 30 with a visit to Palmetto High. Sgt. Pratcher paid a visit to Palmetto during the school’s lunch period to deliver a presentation to educators on the March2Success program. Sgt. Pratcher then returned for the game at night to provide more information to students in attendance of Palmetto’s rivalry game against Manatee.
March2Success provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials. The program is also designed to provide tools for educators and parents to track and encourage their students.
More than 20 educators gathered for the luncheon, which Palmetto athletic director Kenny Ansbro called a big success. The local football fans also had their way as Palmetto ran off an 18-12 victory over its rival, Manatee. In a game that was delayed an hour at the start because of lightning and played in a steady rain throughout the first half, the determined Tigers went to 2-0, while dropping the Hurricanes to 0-2.
The FNF Tampa Bay Campus Tour’s partnership with the US Army will include five stops in the region, beginning with this visit to Palmetto High. At each stop, FNF Tampa Bay staff and US Army recruiters will host a luncheon for teachers and administrators, providing our partners with an opportunity to share information about the March 2 Success program. FNF supplies subs, chips, drinks and dessert for each teacher in attendance.
The US Army’s FNF Tampa Bay Campus Tour includes a stop at each of these schools for the Friday night football atmosphere. FNF Tampa Bay staff sets up a tent and table by the entrance to each school’s field. The interactive and engaging experience with the US Army recruiters is tailored to the football audience with halftime promotions, give-aways, announcements and presentations.
The FNF Tampa Bay US Army Campus Tour will include the following stops:
- Aug. 30 — Manatee at Palmetto
- Sept. 27 – Largo at Countryside
- Sept. 27 — Port Charlotte at Southeast
- Oct. 4 — Dunedin at Seminole
- Oct. 25 — St. Petersburg at Northeast