Bucs Squad members took in the first day of Training Camp at One Buccaneer Place.
On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted their first-ever Bucs Squad Day at training camp. The opening day of camp was closed to the general public, but open to Bucs Squad members.
Young fans and their families were able to take in the Buccaneers' first training camp practice of the summer while also enjoying the "Bucs Squad Experience," which is a hands-on, interactive play park created especially for kids. Activities included touring the Bucs' Street Team RV and the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile, running football drills and meeting the Bucs Cheerleaders and team mascot Captain Fear.
"We've been planning this initiative for a long time, our Bucs Squad initiative," said Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Co-President of the Glazer Family Foundation. "We had thousands of kids here today. It's a memory-maker for families. It's a wonderful way for kids to become Buccaneers lifelong fans.
"The kids got to run out of a tunnel, just like the real NFL players do. They got to practice their passing and their kicking. They could made signs to cheer on the players. There was really something for everyone."
The Bucs Squad is an all-new program specifically for fans 14 and under. The free program was launched on Tuesday and members were able to enjoy their first benefit on Thursday by attending training camp. Throughout the season, Bucs Squad members will also be able to receive a one-time 10% discount at Bucs Official Online Store, a monthly birthday shout-out from a Buccaneers player, a chance to be featured on the BucsVision boards in Raymond James Stadium and more. Members will also have an opportunity to claim one of 2,000 tickets to the Bucs' preseason game against the Browns at Raymond James Stadium.
"We're all about kids. We're really excited about that - my family and the Buccaneers," Glazer Kassewitz said. "We really wanted to highlight the fact that we love kids and we want them to be a part of the Buccaneers."
For more information about the Bucs' exciting new program, click HERE.