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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to be at the forefront of supporting gender equality on and off the field by establishing girls programming and football leagues, creating college scholarships, hosting special events and promoting career development.

Gender Equality

Girls in Football Scholarship

Girls in Football Scholarship

The Girls in Football Scholarship, made possible through a $250,000 commitment from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, was established for graduating high school seniors participating in a form of football (flag, tackle, touch) with plans to enroll in a full-time accredited four-year college or university and pursue a career in sports. The Buccaneers are the first NFL team to create an academic scholarship program of this kind.

Jr. Bucs Flag Football

Jr. Bucs Flag Football

Through the Jr. Bucs program, the team brings flag football to more than 35,000 middle school girls every year. The Buccaneers Foundation also launched the Jr. Bucs Girls Flag Football League, a first-of-its-kind league in the City of Tampa, where the foundation covers league fees and equipment for participating girls at more than two-dozen City of Tampa Parks & Recreation centers.

Girls High School Flag Football Preseason Classic

Girls High School Flag Football Preseason Classic

The Girls High School Flag Football Preseason Classic is the largest girls flag football tournament in the country. A four-day event at the Buccaneers' AdventHealth Training Center, it brings together more than 50 high school teams and over 1,000 student athletes in a round robin-style competition.

NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum

NFL Women's Careers in Football Forum

The Buccaneers have played a key role in the NFL Women's Careers In Football Forum, an annual event at the NFL Combine promoting diversity and inclusion. Co-Owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Head Coach Bruce Arians and team staff have all taken an active role in the event, which helps broaden the candidate pool for NFL jobs in scouting, coaching, football operations and business.

Women’s Sports Foundation

Women's Sports Foundation

The Buccaneers proudly support the Women's Sports Foundation, established in 1974 to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. The Women's Sports Foundation enables all girls and women to reach their potential in sports and life through education, advocation, research, and financial support. In 2020, the WSF honored Bruce Arians with the Champion For Equality award for his efforts towards gender inclusivity and the team's initiatives to promote women and girls in football.

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