BUCKNATION DAY EVENT DATE/TIME: Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019 Time: 9 AM - 5:30 PM *time subject to slightly change EVENT LOCATION: Boys & Girls Club of America - Miccosukee Club 15011 Cromartie Road Tallahassee, Florida 32309 (850) 894-2094 BuckNation
Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Time: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
*time subject to slightly change
Boys & Girls Club of America – Miccosukee Club
15011 Cromartie Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32309
BuckNation Day is a day of free activity-filled entertainment through sports, music, education, and health
for families with children of all ages. The goal of BuckNation Day is to erase the lines of limitations by
bringing a day of wallet-free fun and education to Miccosukee’s and Tallahassee’s most vulnerable and
BuckNation Day aims to stretch the boundaries of your classic family event by providing unique services
such as free dental and eye exams for children, high blood pressure tests and breast exams for adults, and
financial literacy and mental health workshops for adults and teens. Entertainment and activities will
include free food, structured team building sports such as basketball and kickball, arts and crafts, and
Our mission is to be a source of encouragement and hope in families living in poverty and in rural
communities with limited access to resources. Join us in leaving a lasting impression and making a
difference in the lives of those who need it most.
ABOUT JAVORIUS “BUCK” ALLEN
Who founded BuckNation Day? Former Baltimore Raven, Javorius “Buck” Allen, a kid from
Miccosukee, FL, who grew up to live his dream to play in the NFL.
Buck is proud to come from the rural community of Miccosukee. He reflects on the Carrie Wilson Boys
& Girls Club as an organization that offered a safe environment to explore extracurricular activities, and
more importantly, a club that symbolized hope. Like many others from his neighborhood, he did not have
access to many resources. The Boys and Girls Club was instrumental in helping him rise above his
circumstances, and there, Buck found his love for football after joining the Miccosukee Steelers, a
recreational football team. In 2008, he was the youngest student to start on the varsity team at Lincoln
High School in Tallahassee, where he received the nickname “Young Buck.” In 2011, Buck committed to
the University of Southern California, making him the first person in his family to go to college. Buck
was drafted in 2015 to the Baltimore Ravens, a dream come true.
His hardships were relentless, but his will to overcome was indestructible. BuckNation Day is an event
that expresses Buck’s notion that one opportunity can change the trajectory of someone’s life.
Michelle “Shelly” Schmidt
Senior Event Manager
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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