HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In advance of Friday’s Capital One Orange Bowl, the Florida State football team spent Monday evening with members of Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami at Dave & Busters arcade. The charitable event was one of many planned by the Orange Bowl Committee has planned for the Seminoles before the game.
The event included 20 kids and their families eating dinner and playing in the arcade with the Seminoles. Players took photos and signed gift bags while enjoying the festivities. Many players, like senior fullback Freddie Stevenson, have spoken to Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters in the past.
“It’s great, seeing these kids and how happy they are,” Stevenson said. “They look up to us, so it’s always a great feeling.”
“It’s just a wonderful experience for the children,” Sharane Knibbs, a BBBS Miami volunteer, said. “They also get to spend time with their volunteer at a low-cost event. They’re usually from areas where they don’t get to engage in activities like this, so we truly appreciate it and they’re having a great time.”
Earlier Monday, the team held a typical Tuesday practice at Nova Southeastern University. On Tuesday, the Seminoles will practice in the afternoon before attending a beach party in the early evening.