TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hosting the "Bucs Squad for Youth Pumpkin Patch" this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at One Buccaneer Place, located at 3302 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. The event will run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and will be a family-friendly event.

The event will feature a pumpkin patch at the Buccaneer's practice facility and encourage children to dress in costume and pick out and decorate pumpkins. There will be a costume parade and contest, pirate ship rides, and children can participate in the quarterback challenge and different football drills with Buccaneers Legends and cheerleaders.

2,000 Bucs Squad members will also be in attendance and all proceeds will go towards Buccaneers Academies, which assists over 14,000 underprivileged children in the area.

Families are encouraged to register ahead of the event.