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COMMUNITY RELATIONS UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

 

   

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH: BUCCANEERS HOST READING DAY AT CRESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

On Tuesday, September 25th, Buccaneers LB Quincy Black, DB Keith Tandy, CB Eric Wright, Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear visited Crestwood Elementary School to host Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reading Day. The Buccaneers, who donated more than $10,000 in new books for all of the students, participated in a school assembly and visited classrooms to read to the students. The event at Crestwood Elementary, which has a predominantly Hispanic student body, was part of the team's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration (September 15-October 15). Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated by the Buccaneers, along with all NFL teams, through designated home games and community outreach. To see more from Tuesday's event, click here or visit www.buccaneers.com.

Eric Wright reading

CB Eric Wright reads a story to students during Tuesday's Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reading Day event at Crestwood Elementary School.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

FAMILY NIGHT PROMOTES HEALTHY MINDS, BODIES

 

On Wednesday, September 26th, the Buccaneers continued their Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration by hosting Tampa Bay Buccaneers Family Night at Crestwood Elementary School. Students participated in fun football drills run by the Captain's Krewe while parents discussed the significance of student literacy and parental supervision outside of the classroom. Participating youth also created their own take-home book, selected a book from the on-site book fair, and received Buccaneers bookmarks with helpful Play 60 tips in both English and Spanish.

 

Family Night photo

On Wednesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Family Night emphasized the importance of literacy and physical activity within Tampa's Hispanic community.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH: HUDSON'S MARK KANTOR NAMED BUCCANEERS COACH OF THE WEEK

 

On Friday, September 21st, the Hudson High School Cobras enjoyed something they had not experienced in almost three years: the feeling of victory. With a 27-24 overtime win over Ridgewood High School, the Cobras earned their first victory since defeating Wiregrass Ranch High School in November 2009. As a result, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers named head coach Mark Kantor the Coach of the Week for Week Four of the 2012 season. On Thursday, Kantor was invited to One Buccaneer Place, where he met Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano and was congratulated on the honor. In addition, the high school coach earned a $1,000 donation from the Buccaneers that will support Hudson's football program. This season, the Buccaneers will honor 10 high school coaches from Central Florida during this year's prep football season. A Coach of the Year, who receives an additional $1,000 for his football program, will be selected from the 10 weekly winners at the end of the season. To learn more, visit www.buccaneers.com.

      

coach of the week 4 2012

On Thursday, Head Coach Greg Schiano congratulated Hudson's Mark Kantor for earning the Buccaneers Coach of the Week honor for Week 4.

 

 

  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH: LAST DAY TO SHARE YOUR STORY

AND JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

 

This October, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NFL will support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to raise funds and awareness to combat this deadly disease. In recognition of this cause, the Buccaneers will give one fan's family or friends an opportunity they will never forget.

 

The Buccaneers are searching for inspirational stories of breast cancer survival from individuals in the community, and the team is asking all of those who are willing to "Join the Fight" against breast cancer. Today is the last day for fans to share their stories - all nominations must be submitted by midnight tonight, Friday, September 28.

 

On October 14th, when the Buccaneers host the Kansas City Chiefs, one fan's story will be featured as part of the team's breast cancer awareness commemoration at Raymond James Stadium. That afternoon, the nominee will be named an honorary captain and accompany the Buccaneers on the field for the opening coin toss. The nominee and three guests will then experience the game as true VIPs in one of the Buccaneers' luxury suites.

 

To share a story of inspiration, visit www.buccaneers.com/BCAstory and complete the online form. Tell us your story about a friend or family member who is currently battling or has survived breast cancer. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of leading oncologists and Tampa Bay Buccaneers representatives.

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH: BUCCANEERS HONOR LILLY GONZALEZ WITH HISPANIC HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARD

On Sunday, September 30th, the Buccaneers will honor Lilly Gonzalez as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, a recognition made possible through the support of Bud Light.

 

The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the second annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards presented by Bud Light during the 2012 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

 

The Buccaneers will honor Gonzalez before kickoff of Sunday's Hispanic Heritage game when the team hosts the Washington Redskins. Gonzalez, a first generation Cuban-American, is currently the Vice President and General Manager of Univision and Telefutura affiliates in Tampa Bay. In 2000, Gonzalez was recognized for launching the first Spanish-language Bay area newscast, and she was also instrumental in launching the Telefutura affiliate, channel 50, in 2002. In 2012, the station's newscast Noticias Univision Florida Central was recognized as the first and only Spanish language station to broadcast its news in high definition. Gonzalez is also a dedicated community servant and philanthropist as well, continuously promoting the welfare of the Hispanic community in Tampa Bay. In honor of this recognition, Bud Light will make a $3,000 donation in Gonzalez' name to Hispanic Services Council, Inc., a charitable organization that represents the issues and interests of the Latino community and supports their housing, economic, health and educational needs.


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