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Education Support

Working directly with local teachers, school administrators, physical education instructors and coaches, the Buccaneers are committed to providing inspiration and resources that enhance the educational development, health, and overall wellness of students throughout Tampa Bay.

Education Support

Jr. Bucs Elementary Fitness

Jr. Bucs Elementary Fitness

The Jr. Bucs Elementary Fitness Program impacts more than 130,000 elementary students in Hillsborough and Pinellas county schools with educational activities that infuse football skills, fitness exercises and monthly player-led video drills. The videos, in collaboration with AdventHealth, are incorporated into P.E. classes while supporting the annual school fitness assessments. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation has also donated new fitness equipment to every school, equipping teachers with the tools to help improve and track student fitness levels.

Jr. Bucs Middle School Flag Football

Jr. Bucs Middle School Flag Football

The Jr. Bucs Middle School Flag Football Program enhances the flag football curriculum for nearly 70,000 middle school students by providing Buccaneers flag kits, equipment and instruction. Students in Hillsborough and Pinellas county school districts participate in a flag football program in either the fall or spring semesters, during which they also receive special visits and instruction from certified flag football instructors and Buccaneers Legends.

Raise The Flag Fridays

Raise The Flag Fridays

Every Friday before a Buccaneers home game, elementary schools show their Buccaneers pride as part of "Raise The Flag Fridays", a community activation to spread Bucs spirit. For Tampa Bay students, there's an added bonus: schools that lead the way in "raising the flag" can receive a surprise visit from Captain Fear and the Bucs Street Team with a special delivery of Buccaneers gear and school supplies.

High School Coach of the Week

High School Coach of the Week

Coaches are responsible for teaching lessons on and off the field that develop student-athletes into leaders. The High School Coach of the Week program is driven by the community, where local coaches are nominated for a weekly award determined by student and fan voting. The program celebrates coaches who have helped guide their team to a significant victory while demonstrating leadership and a commitment to player safety, character development and community service. Along with a $2,500 youth football grant, winning coaches and their schools receive a visit from the Bucs Street Team for a full "Bucs Experience," including giveaways, activations and appearances by Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear.

Enterprise Village & Junior Achievement at Biztown

Enterprise Village & Junior Achievement at Biztown

The Buccaneers support these two engaging programs that introduce Tampa Bay-area students to economic concepts, workplace skills, and personal and business finances in student-sized towns built just for them. The team is proud to help students connect the dots between what they learn in school and how it is applied in the real world!

Student-Athlete Spotlights

Student-Athlete Spotlights

Every student-athlete deserves the chance to fulfill their dreams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have contributed over $1.4M to programs that have provided over 18,000 student-athletes a platform to demonstrate their talents. Support for high school football combines, recruiting fairs and showcase events provides students the opportunity to earn college scholarships.

Buccaneers Shade Structures

Buccaneers Shade Structures

Throughout the year at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, as well as at 24 schools in mostly underserved neighborhoods in Hillsborough County, the Buccaneers have erected court-sized shade structures to create additional outdoor educational and recreational opportunities. These open-air structures have become community symbols of the Buccaneers' enduring commitment to education for underserved youth, now and for generations to come.

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