Breaking News
More () »

Titus O’Neil to host 5th annual back-to-school bash

The back-to-school bash is back at Raymond James Stadium Saturday, August 6.

TAMPA, Fla. — World Wrestling Entertainment Global Ambassador Thaddeus Bullard, also known as Titus O'Neil, will host Bullard Family Foundation's back-to-school bash at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 6, the foundation announced in a news release.

Guests attending the event can receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, register for free medical, dental and vision services and get complimentary haircuts, food and entertainment.

"There are thousands of students and teachers in need of resources in our school district,” Bullard said. “I’m so honored by how our foundation’s corporate partners have stepped up again in a big way to ensure our students are prepared for the start of school, not only with backpacks and school supplies, but also with haircuts, and health services and so much more. It goes without saying that we are all richer for giving." 

More than 500 volunteers will prepare 30,000 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, folders and more on Saturday, July 16 at Amalie Arena.

The bash is a free event, open to the public and begins at 9:01 a.m. Registration is not required to enter the stadium, but those who want medical, eye care and dental services must sign up in advance.

Bullard created the Tampa-based Bullard Family Foundation in 2018 to "provide families and children everywhere with moments, programs and resources to help build character and improve outcomes in communities."

To receive a backpack, click here to register.

About Us:

Great Day Live is Tampa's only LIVE weekday lifestyle show celebrating all things Tampa Bay! For an hour each day, we show our audience all the great small businesses, nonprofits, sports teams, events, arts and entertainment the region has to offer! Watch Java and Janelle weekdays at 9 a.m. on 10 Tampa Bay.

Meet our Hosts

Java Ingram is a New Orleans native/ Texan and is excited to call Florida home! Prior to joining Great Day Live in 2019 as host, Java served as Host of a lifestyle-entertainment show in Birmingham, AL. She also woke up dark and early, weekday mornings to help drivers make it to their destinations safely as a traffic anchor.

Java started her on-air broadcast career in the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi. In Tupelo, she served as morning news anchor, producer and reporter.

Java is an award winning journalist, having been recognized by the Associated Press for best anchor, best reporter and best franchise reporting, just to name a few.

When she's not working, Java is very passionate about giving back to the community having served on the corporate boards for The Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi, The Civic Ballet Company, The Doniphan Dance Project and the Leadership Council for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama. She has also volunteered with a number of civic organizations.

Follow Java on: Instagram and Facebook

Janelle Martinez was born and raised in Tampa and is beyond excited to be part of Great Day Live! She loves the idea of sharing all the “great” people, places and things her hometown has to offer.

Janelle met her husband at the University of Florida, and they are raising their three daughters to be die-hard Gator fans. She fell in love with all things “Gators” while she was a member of UF’s Dazzler Dance Team.

After graduating with a degree in telecommunications, Janelle worked in markets across the southeast. She has had just about every job in television news over the course of her more than 15+ year career. She anchored evening newscasts in Sarasota, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, NC and even helped people get around town as the morning traffic anchor right here in the Tampa Bay area. She’s covered big stories and small ones, rode out hurricanes and traveled on presidential campaigns. But by far, her favorite part of working in television is telling your stories. She’s thrilled to be able to do that every day on Great Day Live

Before You Leave, Check This Out