Alongside Buccaneer players, coaches and staff members, Student Advisory Board members volunteer at a wide variety of community service events
During the 1999 offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Community Relations Department formed the inaugural Student Advisory Board (SAB). The program is now entering its eighth year, and while this team of about 40 motivated high schoolers may not appear on the Buccaneers' roster, the SAB is an integral part of the team's community outreach efforts.
The Buccaneers created this council, comprised of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, in an effort to bring together intelligent, energetic and motivated students to perform community service projects, create Buccaneer spirit in their schools and develop leadership skills in preparation for continuing education.
All SAB members also attend Buccaneer home games either as team representatives or enthusiastic fans. At each game, half of the council members work as customer service representatives in the East and West Club Lounges of Raymond James Stadium, while the rest of the members enjoy the opportunity to relax and be fans for the day.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently looking for members for their 2006-2007 Student Advisory Board. The term for the 2005-2006 SAB is almost complete, and the Buccaneers are searching for the next group of motivated young women and men to form the new council.
During their one-year terms, Board members have the opportunity to tour Raymond James Stadium, learn from important guest speakers at monthly meetings and participate in Buccaneers community service events.
The Student Advisory Board is composed of 40 high school students that are entering their sophomore, junior or senior years from schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Orange, Pasco and Polk counties.
For more information on how you can join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Student Advisory Board, call 813-870-2700 ext. 274.