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  • Thaddeus Bullard Announced as South Tampa Chamber 2020 Citizen of the Year

    The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Thaddeus Bullard (also known as WWE Superstar Titus O’Neail) has been chosen as the Chamber’s 2020 Citizen of the Year. The Chamber will present Bullard with the award at their annual awards dinner on February 13th to take place at The Barrymore Hotel in Downtown Tampa.   

    Board Chair Connie Gage said, “Thaddeus Bullard is an inspiration. He started the United Way’s “Walking School Bus Program” where he would walk children to school and ensure they arrived on time, also allowing for the children to have a hot breakfast. His work with Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Bullard Family Foundation, and his Joy of Giving Holiday Event showcase his commitment to the children and families in our community. The list of his contributions is endless, these are just a few of the reasons why Thaddeus has been selected as our Citizen of the Year.”
    New board members will be also installed at the dinner and awards will be given for Member, Volunteer, and Business of the Year. To purchase tickets and see a full list of honorees, visit www.SouthTampaChamber.org.
    About Thaddeus M. Bullard:
    Thaddeus M. Bullard is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist and entertainer as WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil who has a heart for youth and the community. Bullard went from being a resident of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches as a troubled, under-performing young man to being a mentor, role model and honorary Deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Bullard’s passion and commitment to not only succeed personally but also to help others succeed is derived from an early seed planted at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, where many invested in him when, in his words, “they had nothing to gain in return.” Bullard has meaningfully supported various organizations, locally and globally, by giving of his time, talent and treasure. For the past nine (9) years his “Joy of Giving” holiday event gives 15,000 gifts to underprivileged children and families in need throughout the Greater Tampa area. 

    About the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce:
    Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 650 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. Its active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, non-profits and government representatives who enjoy connecting to the community though advocacy, educational and leadership opportunities. The South Tampa Chamber is recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  www.SouthTampaChamber.org