June 13th, 2018
For Immediate Release
New York, NY – Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin returned this past weekend to Pennsylvania, the site of many of his greatest athletic achievements in a budding career. The former Penn State star headlined a signing and tailgate fundraising experience at Fan Cave in Lancaster, Pa. that saw him sign jerseys and other memorabilia and engage with football fans of all ages. All of the profits were earmarked for Fan Cave’s “Pay to Play” charity, which makes it easier for underprivileged kids to participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports, camps and musical programs.
The two-hour event, arranged by Total Sports Enterprises of Pittsburgh, showcased the warmth, authenticity and outgoing personality that helped make Godwin such a fan favorite in Happy Valley and now in Tampa. And in Lancaster, he was as popular with adults as he was with the youngest fans in attendance.
“My husband attended and said Chris was one of the best athletes he's ever had the honor of meeting,” said Mandie Slack on Facebook. “He said he was so nice and chatted with him without feeling like he was just trying to make small talk.”
TSE President Pete Ausiello echoed Slack’s comments.
"Chris Godwin's appearance in Lancaster, Pa. couldn't have gone any smoother,” offered Ausiello. “There was a great turnout of mostly Penn State football fans and Chris took his time ensuring each interaction was meaningful for all in attendance. I look forward to our next appearance opportunity which will be held in Tampa with a date to be determined."
Godwin will be carrying a head of steam into his second year with the Buccaneers. In his rookie season finale, he caught a 39-yard game-winning touchdown pass to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week and help defeat the New Orleans Saints. It was the exclamation point to a terrific debut in Tampa that included 34 receptions for 525 yards and the dramatic Week 17 scoring grab down the right sideline. With the benefit of that first campaign and another productive offseason under his belt, Godwin is eyeing an even bigger role in Year 2 with the Bucs.
“It was great being back in PA this past weekend,” an appreciative Godwin stated. “I’ll always cherish my time at Penn State and having the opportunity to hang out with some of the best fans in the world, while giving back to a beautiful cause like Fan Cave’s “Pay to Play.” I want to thank TSE for having me out, Fan Cave for putting on an awesome event, and most importantly all the fans who came out and supported this great cause. We Are!”
About Total Sports Enterprises
Total Sports Enterprises specializes in professional sports athlete promotions and is the authentic source of Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates autographed sports memorabilia and all Pittsburgh athlete fan engagement experiences.
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