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       COMMUNITY RELATIONS UPDATE: AUGUST 10, 2012

   

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH: BUCCANEERS DONATE $3,500 TO

BRANDON LIONS YOUTH FOOTBALL ORGANIZATION

On Saturday, August 4th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their efforts to give back to those in need by donating $3,500 to the Brandon Lions Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization. At the conclusion of Saturday's Night Practice, presented by Bright House Networks, Buccaneers players helped present Brandon Lions coaches, players, and cheerleaders with the donation to help restore the league's concession facility.

Earlier last week, officials discovered that the building used to sell concessions for league fundraising incurred significant damages. Intruders poured soda over the concession area, broke cooking equipment, destroyed league trophies, and attempted to start a fire. The incident, which took place hours before a league scrimmage, also resulted in a substantial loss in concession sales that would have helped support new football and cheerleading equipment for Brandon youth participants. To see more from Saturday's donation, visit www.buccaneers.com.

 Night practice donation

On Saturday, the Buccaneers presented a $3,500 donation to help restore a youth football concession facility that was recently vandalized.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH: GLAZER FAMILY FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTES

5,000 "BUC-PACKS" AT BUCCANEERS TRAINING CAMP

On Monday, August 6th, the Glazer Family Foundation continued an annual tradition by distributing 5,000 backpacks to children at Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp. Glazer Family Foundation staff and volunteers donated backpacks to more than 70 local nonprofit organizations and community groups for its annual Buc-Packs for Back-to-School program. Tampa Bay Buccaneers mascot Captain Fear also greeted the youth groups and organizations in the front parking lot at the Buccaneers' training facility before the children participated in football drills following practice.

 

This year, the "Buc-Packs for Back-to-School" program increased its donation to 5,000 backpacks, 1,500 more than last year. Over the past 12 years, the initiative has provided more than 25,000 backpacks to local children. To see more, visit www.buccaneers.com.

 2012 backpacks

On Monday, children attended Buccaneers training camp and received backpacks through the Glazer Family Foundation's annual Buc-Packs for Back-to-School program.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH: BUCCANEERS HELP STUDENTS

START SCHOOL ON THE RIGHT FOOT

 On Wednesday, August 8th, the Buccaneers helped start the school year for 700 local students with the fourth annual Lace It Up For Kids shoe giveaway. Buccaneers players, cheerleaders, staff, and Captain Fear hosted 700 children at the team's training camp, where they were presented with brand new shoes provided by the Buccaneers. The kids also watched the team's morning practice while enjoying snacks supplied by Pizza Hut and the Dairy Council of Florida. At the conclusion of practice, the children had the chance to get autographs and show off their new shoes to Buccaneers players. In its fourth year, the Buccaneers' Lace It Up For Kids program has provided more than 2,300 local children with a new pair of sneakers to start off the school year and help encourage physical exercise. To see more from Wednesday's event, go to www.buccaneers.com.

 

Lace It Up for Kids 2012

On Wednesday, hundreds of children walked away from Buccaneers training camp wearing a new pair of shoes through the team's fourth annual Lace It Up For Kids program.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH - FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH: BUCCANEERS

HOST NFL PLAY 60 CHARACTER CAMP

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in conjunction with the NFL, partnered with Hall of Fame OT Anthony Muñoz to host an NFL Play 60 Character Camp in Tampa. The two-day, non-contact football camp featured Tampa Bay Buccaneers alumni Jorge Diaz (August 9th) and Martin Gramatica (August 10th), along with Muñoz and former NFL RB James Jones. Raymond James Stadium hosted approximately 300 predominantly-Hispanic boys and girls ages 9-13 with little or no football experience from local youth organizations for the camp.

 

The mission of the event was to make a positive impact on youth through teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise, and reinforcing the importance of character in athletics and life. The program worked in collaboration with USA Football and their FUNdamentals curriculum, which introduces children to football by teaching basic skills in a non-contact setting. In addition, the camps taught character values as well as promoted the NFL Play 60 health and fitness message. NFL Play 60 is the league's youth health and fitness campaign, aimed at getting kids active for 60 minutes a day. To learn more about youth health and wellness, visit www.nfl.com/play60.

 Play 60 Character Camp

On Thursday and Friday, local youth participated in an NFL Play 60 Character Camp at Raymond James Stadium, where they learned football skills, as well as the importance of character in athletics and life.


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