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Bucs surprise single mother with car, gas & insurance
Bucs surprise single mother with car, gas & insurance

Valrico, FL -- A 29-year-old single mother of three is now the proud owner of a new car.


Monday, Head Coach Raheem Morris, Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear surprised 29-year-old Christina Salatino at her Valrico job.


Salantino won the new car through the Buccaneers' second annual "Road to Success" program.


The Bucs revealed her brand new car in front of her family and co-workers at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant on Highway 60.


Salatino was selected out of over 180 applicants. Salatino says her father shared her story about why she deserved a new car.


Salatino's father said he watched his daughter struggle to balance two jobs and her family's daily responsibilities without transportation.


Salantino has lost the use of two cars in the past year, the first to a fuel line leak and the second to a blown tire which ended up causing a crash.


She's since been sharing a car with her housemate another single mother of three, or she's walked or used cabs to get to work.


Along with the new car, the Buccaneers are providing Salatino with Hess gasoline for an entire year and six months of car insurance from Geico.

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