November 11, 2005



I met Keith "Big Nasty" Kunzig a couple years ago when I wrote a profile of him during the Bucs' Super Bowl run. I thought he was a great guy. When I'd see him at games, he'd take time to say hi. Even posed with Salad Boy last year. It's not every day that you can say you know someone with their own bobblehead doll.

He does a lot of charity work, so I thought I'd pass along this press release about a shindig he's contributing to.


Tailgate Party and Raffle Benefit the Children’s Dream Fund

CLEARWATER, FL – The Authentic Team Merchandise/Buccaneer Heaven on Wheels Merchandise Trailer will be at Gold’s Gym’s Third Annual Tailgate Party and Raffle this Saturday, November 12, 2005 to benefit the Children’s Dream Fund.

Proceeds from the tailgate party will be donated to the Children's Dream Fund to help fulfill the dreams of children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.

It all takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clearwater Gold’s Gym, 1580 McMullen Booth Rd. All Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are encouraged to attend.

Official Authentic Team Merchandise/Buccaneer Heaven spokesperson and hall of fame fan Keith Kunzig, a.k.a. “Big Nasty,” will be on hand throughout the event to greet and entertain fans.

Beverages and other refreshments will be available along with fun for the entire family. There will also be kids activities including face painting, Clearwater Fire Truck tours and special appearances by professional wrestlers.

The party is free and attendees can purchase $2 raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes, including Outback Bowl and Buccaneers tickets, autographed helmets, jerseys and footballs, Tampa Bay Lightning tickets and memorabilia, and much more.

For more information or to make a donation to the Children’s Dream Fund, call 727-791-8550 or log on to

Posted by Jeff at November 11, 2005 08:29 AM

That's so cool. He's a good guy. I remember when he used to sit near the seats we had at the time. I always thought to myself.. "now THERE'S a fan!"

Posted by: Laura at November 11, 2005 03:25 PM
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