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Saturday, January 14
COMMUNITY RELATIONS UPDATE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012

Buccaneers in the Community

COMMUNITY RELATIONS UPDATE: JANUARY 13, 2012

   

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH: TAMPA BAY YOUTH TO COMPETE

IN PUNT, PASS & KICK FINALS

PPK 2011 ChampionshipsOn Saturday, January 14th, Valentina Estrada, 12, from Tarpon Springs, and Madison Shelquist, 15, from Tampa, will represent the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as two of 40 young football players from around the country competing in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick National Finals. The competition will take place in Baltimore this weekend during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game. A special on-field award presentation will broadcast after the third quarter of the game, which airs January 15th on CBS.

Estrada and Shelquist are just two examples of the many boys and girls from around the country who competed in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program this year. Finalists will compete separately in five age divisions, with the top scorer in each group crowned national champion. All participants launch one punt, one pass and one kick, with scores based on distance and accuracy. All 40 young athletes advanced to the National Finals through local, sectional and team championship competitions held throughout the NFL regular season. As one of the top four scorers in both their age groups from around the country, Estrada qualified as a national finalist for the Girls 12-13 division, while Shelquist qualified for the Girls 14-15 division.

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick began in 1961, and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. It is the nation's largest grassroots sports skills competition. The program is part of NFL Youth Football, which provides ways for children to play, watch and experience the game of football. For more information, visit www.NFLPPK.com. For other NFL PLAY 60 youth programs, visit www.NFLRUSH.com.

PPK 2011

Two participants from the Buccaneers' Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championship will compete in Baltimore this weekend for the National Finals.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 16TH: JAMES LEE TO GIVE BACK

TO BELLE GLADE COMMUNITY

Lee shot

Starting on Monday, January 16th, James Lee will participate in a series of events to benefit the youth of his hometown of Belle Glade, FL. His visit to Belle Glade will commence with his participation in the City of Belle Glade's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade, where Lee will be accompanied by hundreds of students from Glade View Elementary School, Lake Shore Middle School, Glades Central Community High School as well as Palm Beach State College in an effort to promote a "Stop the Violence" message, an initiative in response to recent murders that have taken place in Belle Glade. Lee will personally distribute 1,000 "Stop the Violence" t-shirts from Lake Shore Middle School between the hours of 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. on that morning to all interested kids and families willing to walk in unity with him to send a message to criminals that the community will no longer tolerate crime.

For the duration of the week, Lee will also serve as "Principal for a Day" at each of the schools he attended as a child: Glade View Elementary School, Lake Shore Middle School, Glades Central Community High School. He will also visit and meet with students of Palm Beach State College in an effort to enlist them to serve as mentors for the younger population of the city.

BUCCANEERS "ROAD TO SUCCESS" PROGRAM

ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

Road to SuccessThe Buccaneers are currently accepting nominations for the third annual "Road to Success" program, a team community initiative that will provide one person in need with the keys to a 2012 Ford Focus.

If you have a friend, coworker or family member who would truly benefit from a new vehicle, the Buccaneers want to know. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Jan. 31, 2012. Only complete applications will be considered and only one entry per person is allowed.

Following an initial screening process of all nominations, a panel will select finalists for in-person interviews to determine the car recipient. Visit www.buccaneers.com for a complete list of details and requirements to help one lucky person get back on the road to success.

Nominee must be 18 years old at the time of nomination to be entered. Void where prohibited.


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