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COMMUNITY RELATIONS UPDATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2012

   

                            TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH: BUCCANEERS AND HESS CONTINUE

"GRIDIRON GIVEBACK" AT MORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

On Tuesday, November 13th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Hess Corporation teamed up once again to make a difference in the lives of youth through the "Gridiron Giveback." This season, the Buccaneers and Hess are making a donation to five local schools, totaling $175,000, to fund brand new Buccaneers Fitness Zones and educational projects, providing much-needed upgrades to their athletic and academic facilities. Each school is receiving a Buccaneers Fitness Zone, $5,000 in new athletic equipment, and a $3,000 volunteer project from the Buccaneers and Hess. The Fitness Zone court covers allow children to play outside with less risk of sun exposure and heat exhaustion. On Tuesday, Buccaneers players Roger Allen, E.J. Biggers, Demar Dotson, Erik Lorig, Chris Owusu, and Keith Tandy, along with Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear, took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Mort Elementary School for the latest Buccaneers Fitness Zone. They also spoke to the children about the value of proper nutrition and led students through football drills and exercises. To see more from Tuesday's event, visit www.buccaneers.com.

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Fullback Eric Lorig greets students at Mort Elementary on Tuesday as part of the "Gridiron Giveback," which is providing new athletic equipment and Buccaneers Fitness Zones to five local schools.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13th: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS PRESENT

$10,000 PLAY 60 GRANT TO NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY AS

TAMPA BAY'S NFL PLAY 60 SUPER SCHOOL

New Super school logo On Tuesday, November 13th, Vincent Jackson, Leonard Johnson, Davin Joseph, Michael Koenen, Donald Penn, Dekoda Watson, and Buccaneers cheerleaders traveled to Northwest Elementary School in St. Petersburg to congratulate the Northwest Stars for being named Tampa Bay's Play 60 Super School. During the visit, the players led the children in fitness activities and spoke about the importance of good health as part of the Play 60 campaign, which teaches kids about the benefits of proper nutrition and encourages at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. The Buccaneers players and cheerleaders coached students in football drills and donated all of the fitness equipment used during the event to the school. The Buccaneers also presented the school with a $10,000 Play 60 grant for health and wellness programming and equipment. To see more from Tuesday's event, visit www.facebook.com/tampabaybuccaneers.

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Wide receiver Vincent Jackson leads students through football drills as part of Tuesday's Play 60 Super School event at Northwest Elementary, which included a $10,000 donation for the school's Play 60 efforts.

  

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH: MARK DOMINIK SUPPORTS

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY CELEBRATION

IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

This morning, Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik took part in Hillsborough County's National Adoption Day celebration. National Adoption Day, taking place this year on November 17th, is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. This annual, one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners, and advocates to finalize adoptions and create adoptive families. During Friday's event, held at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, Dominik spoke to a large group that included more than 100 local children about the importance of adoption and his personal experiences as the parent of adopted children. Following the event, more than 20 children were placed in "forever families" to provide them with a loving home.

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During Friday's National Adoption Day celebration, Mark Dominik met Keisha Denton, an active member of the ROTC. Denton, who was adopted as a premature infant, was recently awarded a college scholarship.

JOIN TEAM DAVIN AND SUPPORT THE TAMPA BAY COMMUNITY

Pro Bowl Guard Davin Joseph and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have joined up with United Way Suncoast to build the next generation of volunteers, mentors, and tutors in the Bay area. All across the NFL, teams are joining up with United Way to focus on the building blocks of a good life. The goal is to attract volunteers and mentors that will create long-lasting changes to build a better future.

Now is your chance to show how Bucs fans embrace the Bay. Sign up today to join TEAM DAVIN in supporting this great cause. To volunteer, visit www.buccaneers.com/TeamDavin and enter your name and contact information. Just by volunteering, you will receive an autographed digital photo of Davin Joseph and be entered for a chance to win a football signed by Davin and some of his Buccaneer teammates.

Support your Buccaneers, your community, and United Way. Join TEAM DAVIN today and help build a better future for Tampa Bay's youth!

Team Davin

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH: BUCCANEERS WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION

TO SUPPORT HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE EFFORTS

AT METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES

Women's Org On Tuesday, November 20th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will lend a helping hand at Metropolitan Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit organization that reaches out to poor and hungry homeless men, women and children. From 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., the Buccaneers Women's Organization will sort and distribute food at the Ministries' Holiday Assistance Tent. Since 1972, Metropolitan Ministries has been committed to helping prevent homelessness, ease hunger, promote self-sufficiency, and support the homeless population's transition back into the community. The Buccaneers Women's Organization consists of wives, fiancées, girlfriends and mothers of Buccaneers players, coaches and front-office staff members. Throughout the year, the Women's Organization participates in charitable functions and community service projects throughout the Bay area. To learn more about what the Buccaneers are doing in the community, visit www.buccaneers.com/community.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH: BUCCANEERS HOST SIXTH ANNUAL

"TURKEY TIME WITH THE O-LINE"

Turkey Time On Tuesday, November 20th, the Buccaneers' offensive line will team up with Publix Supermarkets, Lance-Snyder's, and United Way Suncoast to provide Thanksgiving meals for those less fortunate at the sixth annual "Turkey Time with the O-Line." Along with Buccaneers cheerleaders, staff, and Captain Fear, Buccaneers O-linemen including Demar Dotson, Davin Joseph, Ted Larsen, Donald Penn, Jeremy Trueblood, and Jeremy Zuttah will distribute full Thanksgiving meals to 700 disadvantaged families from Tampa Bay during the drive at One Buccaneer Place. The families, who have been pre-selected by local nonprofit organizations identified by United Way Suncoast, will receive a full meal purchased by the Buccaneers' offensive line. These hearty meals include one 10-12 pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pumpkin pie. Media interested in covering Tuesday's event should contact the Buccaneers Public Relations department at 813.870.2700 x2561.


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