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COMMUNITY RELATIONS UPDATE: JANUARY 18, 2013

   

MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH: GM MARK DOMINIK NAMED

SALUTE TO SERVICE AWARD FINALIST

On Monday, January 14th, the NFL and USAA, the League's Official Military Appreciation Sponsor, announced the two finalists for the 2012 Salute to Service Award.Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik and Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman were selected for their exceptional efforts to honor and support members of the military community.

The Salute to Service Award will be presented to one of the finalists at the "2nd Annual NFL Honors" - a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Saturday, February 2nd, 9-11 p.m. (ET) on CBS. In addition, a $25,000 contribution will be made by USAA in the winner's honor to the aid societies representing all five military branches.

The Salute to Service Award, presented by USAA, is an annual award whereby the NFL and USAA team to recognize excellence in appreciation of military service carried out by NFL coaches, players, and staff. The award aligns with USAA's commitment to serving the military and their families, and highlights the NFL's long history of honoring the armed forces and veterans. To learn more about the honor, as well as the military appreciation efforts of Dominik and the Buccaneers organization, visitwww.buccaneers.com.

Dominik military group

This week, GM Mark Dominik was named one of two finalists for the USAA Salute to Service Award for his exceptional efforts to support the military.

PRO BOWL DT GERALD McCOY AND BUCCANEERS CHEERLEADERS HELP GLAZER FAMILY FOUNDATION DELIVER EYEGLASSES TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

GFF logoThis week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Glazer Family Foundation continued to give back to those less fortunate while supporting the health and safety of Tampa Bay's youth through theGlazer Family Foundation Vision Program. On Thursday, January 17th, Buccaneers Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy and Buccaneers cheerleaders traveled to Graham Elementary Schoolto assist the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program deliver prescription eyeglasses to nearly 30 students in need. McCoy, who wears glasses, presented the new eyewear to children who had previously had their eyes screened and were deemed in need of glasses by the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile.

McCoy also led a visit toLockhart Elementary School on Friday morning to help the Foundation deliver new prescription glasses to nearly 40 students. Thursday and Friday's distributions were the third steps in the Foundation's Vision Program efforts at both elementary schools, which already received visits from the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile for eye screenings as well as follow up visits for students to get fitted for glasses. During both school visits, McCoy spoke to the students on the importance of healthy eyesight and its correlation to improved educational development.

The Glazer Family Foundation provides free eye screenings and prescription glasses to public school students throughout Tampa Bay. Since its launch, thousands of local youths have been provided this much-needed service that not only detects, but helps correct serious vision problems in those who might not otherwise afford such care. To learn more, visitwww.GlazerFamilyFoundation.org.

McCoy-students at Lockhart Elementary

This morning, Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy helped the Glazer Family Foundation deliver eyeglasses to nearly 40 underprivileged students at Lockhart Elementary School.

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CHEERLEADING AUDITIONS

TBBC logo with space The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently in search of dynamic candidates to be part of one of the NFL's most elite cheerleading squads. Up to 34 cheerleaders will be selected for the team, which entertains fans at all Buccaneers home games and makes frequent appearances at community and corporate functions. The cheerleaders may also have the opportunity to travel around the country and overseas as representatives of the Buccaneers.

The team will be hostingpre-audition dance and technique classes on Sunday, January 27th, and Sunday, February 10th, at the USF Sun Dome. The classes are non-mandatory sessions that will cover basic dance techniques, NFL-style choreography and kickline drills. Candidates also have the opportunity to attend a pre-audition seminarthat will be held on Wednesday, February 6th, at One Buccaneer Place that covers all of the "need-to-know" tips for an NFL cheerleader audition.Preliminary/open call auditions will take place on Saturday, February 16th, at One Buccaneer Place.

To register for dance and technique classes, the pre-audition seminar, or preliminary auditions, and to see a complete list of details and requirements for cheerleader auditions, please visit www.buccaneers.com or call the audition hotline at 813.870.2700, ext. 2430.

2012 TBBC Group

The Buccaneers are currently searching for candidates to join one of the NFL's elite cheerleading squads.


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