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Sports Equipment Drive Set for Sunday

Posted Dec 4, 2013

The Bucs, Glazer Family Foundation, Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Elder Ford of Tampa will conduct the "Replay Tampa Bay" Sports Equipment Drive to provide equipment to children in need


This winter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Glazer Family Foundation are continuing a tradition of encouraging children to be healthy and active through PLAY 60, a league-wide initiative promoting youth health and wellness that encourages kids to be physically active at least 60 minutes each day. On Sunday, December 8, when the Buccaneers host the Buffalo Bills, the team will engage Tampa Bay fans with the PLAY 60 campaign and its support of youth health and wellness throughout the day, starting with REPLAY TAMPA BAY, a holiday sporting goods drive that will commence on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium and continue through December 28, 2013.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Glazer Family Foundation are teaming up with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Elder Ford of Tampa to conduct the drive for the third consecutive year, encouraging members of the community to assist local kids in need throughout the holiday season by donating new or gently used sporting goods at a designated drive location.

On Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., donation bins will be located throughout Raymond James Stadium parking lots at the yellow collection tents approaching stadium entrances. Additionally, Buccaneers cornerback JOHNTHAN BANKS will help champion this year's drive, supporting efforts throughout its duration. All fans that make a donation on Sunday will be entered into a drawing to win authentic team signed merchandise.

Both the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Charities and Pinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League will benefit from the community's donations and will assist in distributing the donated items at their respective headquarters. In 2012, over 600 items were collected for children in need, bringing the total to almost 1,000 donated items since its inception in 2011.

For more information, including details on Replay Tampa Bay donation locations from December 9-28, log on to www.TampaBaySports.org.