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  • Tue., Sep. 08, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Back to Football Forum with the Buccaneers Luncheon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invite local business leaders and Bucs fans to enjoy lunch and a 2015 season preview with Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht, along with various players.

  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Buccaneers Academy FDOT Backpack Caravan While getting ready for their own kickoff on the football field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to also help kick off the school year for young Bay-area Bucs fans!
  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Downtown Tampa SIEGE Celebration The Bucs will “SIEGE” Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Tampa’s historic Hispanic roots and the beginning of our regular season! This fun, free event will feature autographs from Bucs Legends, the Buccaneers Street Team, a Buccaneers Cheerleader performance and various food truck vendors!
  • Thu., Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Launch Party for RED, the Buccaneers new Women’s Movement

    Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the Women’s Movement!

  • Sat., Sep. 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Back to Football Celebration at Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrate the season opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by joining us at a special Back to Football event at the Glazer Children’s Museum!
  • Sun., Sep. 13, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Titans Week 1
  • Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Build UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Bucs players, cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will construct Learning Garden kits at One Buccaneer Place that will teach students about growing healthy, sustainable foods.
  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
  • Tue., Sep. 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Delivery Buccaneers staff will install Learning Gardens in seven Buccaneers Academies.
  • Sun., Sep. 27, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Texans Week 3
  • Tue., Sep. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation Vehicle Unveiling The new and improved Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation will be unveiled at Twin Lakes Elementary School!
  • Sun., Oct. 04, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Panthers Week 4
  • Tue., Oct. 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Rookie Club: Metropolitan Ministries LAMPLighters Fall Festival The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club, Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will interact with the children through games, dancing, arts & crafts, and more during Metropolitan Ministries' Fall Festival.
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the third-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge highlighting the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration.

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Malcolm Glazer
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REMEMBERING MALCOLM GLAZER


As owner of the Buccaneers, he reinvented a franchise and reinvigorated a community.



The path that brought Malcolm Glazer to purchase the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995 originated in his father’s watch-parts business in Rochester, N.Y., where the younger Glazer started working when he was 15. It is no surprise then, that upon taking over the Buccaneers, he wanted to know exactly what made the organization tick.

Malcolm Glazer passed away on May 28, 2014 at the age of 85. During his nearly two decades as owner and president of the Buccaneers, virtually every facet of the team was closely examined and, where necessary, rebuilt. The result was a stunning turnaround for what had been one of the NFL’s long-
struggling franchises.

Glazer inherited a team with a .300 winning percentage during its first 19 years of existence, one with just two division titles, a single playoff win and, of course, no championship trophies. In just two years, with a new coach on the sideline and bold new uniforms on the players, a 16-year playoff drought was over. The team would move into a gorgeous new stadium the following year, and win a division title and advance to the conference championship game the year after that. By January 2003, Glazer was triumphantly holding the Lombardi Trophy over his head, grinning from ear to ear while surrounded by a team that had just defeated the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Positive changes continued without interruption. The Buccaneers moved into a new state-of-the-art training facility and headquarters in 2006, the most advanced NFL home in the league. They won three division titles in a seven-year span. In 1997, they started a string of consecutive game sellouts at Raymond James Stadium that would last a dozen years, an unprecedented run in franchise history. Glazer also landed Super Bowls XXXV and XLIII for Tampa, the third and fourth to be played in the city. Through it all, community outreach and customer service became central organizational goals.

But Glazer’s desire to understand the Buccaneers’ inner gears – and have them work with maximum efficiency – went beyond new buildings and organizational charts. He was keenly interested
in the people of the organization as well. He took great pleasure in greeting each player in the locker room with a handshake before and after games. He fostered a family atmosphere at team headquarters, according to a source no less credible than Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks. Brooks was one of many long- time Buccaneers who considered Mr. Glazer not just the team’s owner but a personal friend.

“I’m proud to say – and I’m glad – that he’s the only owner I ever played for,” said Brooks, who was a first- round draft pick in 1995, the same year Glazer arrived.

Despite the team’s decade- and-a-half of struggles, Glazer immediately realized that a passionate fan base existed. The area’s obsession with the Buccaneers was ready to be rekindled if the team could show an unwavering commitment to winning.

Glazer and his family did exactly that, and they did it by being pioneers in the industry, creating innovative solutions for issues at all levels of the organization. They also did it by aggressively pursuing the right people to lead the team, and then providing them with the assets they needed to succeed.

And while Glazer restored the community’s belief in its team, he also reached out
to those who needed help within that community. This was of such importance to him that in 1999 he established the Glazer Family Foundation, which has since donated millions and reached countless thousands in need. A new stadium and a striking new team facility now grace the region’s skyline, but a third building in downtown Tampa is just as much a part of Malcolm Glazer’s legacy: The Glazer Children’s Museum, which opened its doors in 2010.

Malcolm Glazer left behind his wife, Linda, in addition to six children and 14 grandchildren. His children will continue to own and operate the franchise as they have throughout the family’s ownership. They will do so by following the blueprint of a visionary man and a caring leader, a man who gave the franchise a new era of enormous success by caring about how the little details worked.

REMEMBERING MALCOLM GLAZER


As owner of the Buccaneers, he reinvented a franchise and reinvigorated a community.



The path that brought Malcolm Glazer to purchase the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995 originated in his father’s watch-parts business in Rochester, N.Y., where the younger Glazer started working when he was 15. It is no surprise then, that upon taking over the Buccaneers, he wanted to know exactly what made the organization tick.

Malcolm Glazer passed away on May 28, 2014 at the age of 85. During his nearly two decades as owner and president of the Buccaneers, virtually every facet of the team was closely examined and, where necessary, rebuilt. The result was a stunning turnaround for what had been one of the NFL’s long-
struggling franchises.

Glazer inherited a team with a .300 winning percentage during its first 19 years of existence, one with just two division titles, a single playoff win and, of course, no championship trophies. In just two years, with a new coach on the sideline and bold new uniforms on the players, a 16-year playoff drought was over. The team would move into a gorgeous new stadium the following year, and win a division title and advance to the conference championship game the year after that. By January 2003, Glazer was triumphantly holding the Lombardi Trophy over his head, grinning from ear to ear while surrounded by a team that had just defeated the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Positive changes continued without interruption. The Buccaneers moved into a new state-of-the-art training facility and headquarters in 2006, the most advanced NFL home in the league. They won three division titles in a seven-year span. In 1997, they started a string of consecutive game sellouts at Raymond James Stadium that would last a dozen years, an unprecedented run in franchise history. Glazer also landed Super Bowls XXXV and XLIII for Tampa, the third and fourth to be played in the city. Through it all, community outreach and customer service became central organizational goals.

But Glazer’s desire to understand the Buccaneers’ inner gears – and have them work with maximum efficiency – went beyond new buildings and organizational charts. He was keenly interested
in the people of the organization as well. He took great pleasure in greeting each player in the locker room with a handshake before and after games. He fostered a family atmosphere at team headquarters, according to a source no less credible than Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks. Brooks was one of many long- time Buccaneers who considered Mr. Glazer not just the team’s owner but a personal friend.

“I’m proud to say – and I’m glad – that he’s the only owner I ever played for,” said Brooks, who was a first- round draft pick in 1995, the same year Glazer arrived.

Despite the team’s decade- and-a-half of struggles, Glazer immediately realized that a passionate fan base existed. The area’s obsession with the Buccaneers was ready to be rekindled if the team could show an unwavering commitment to winning.

Glazer and his family did exactly that, and they did it by being pioneers in the industry, creating innovative solutions for issues at all levels of the organization. They also did it by aggressively pursuing the right people to lead the team, and then providing them with the assets they needed to succeed.

And while Glazer restored the community’s belief in its team, he also reached out
to those who needed help within that community. This was of such importance to him that in 1999 he established the Glazer Family Foundation, which has since donated millions and reached countless thousands in need. A new stadium and a striking new team facility now grace the region’s skyline, but a third building in downtown Tampa is just as much a part of Malcolm Glazer’s legacy: The Glazer Children’s Museum, which opened its doors in 2010.

Malcolm Glazer left behind his wife, Linda, in addition to six children and 14 grandchildren. His children will continue to own and operate the franchise as they have throughout the family’s ownership. They will do so by following the blueprint of a visionary man and a caring leader, a man who gave the franchise a new era of enormous success by caring about how the little details worked.