Thanks to the tremendous support from Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans at the December 13 Toys for Tots drive, more than 3,500 new toys will be distributed to Bay area children for the holidays. Though the 2009 regular season is coming to a close, there is still one more chance to give back!
The Glazer Family Foundation and the Humane Societies of Tampa Bay and Pinellas will collect pet supplies during the Buccaneers' final regular season home game on January 3, 2010. Yellow collection stations will be set up outside all gates and club entrances at Raymond James Stadium from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Fans are asked to donate animal supplies to assist the local shelters in need.
Some suggested items for donation:
Canned Cat Food *
Dry Kitten and Puppy Chow *
Cat Litter *
Dog Toys and Treats *
Cat Toys *
Pet Shampoo *
Ceramic Pet Bowls *
Rawhide Bones *
Each fan who donates an item on Sunday will be entered into a drawing to win an authentic team-signed item. A raffle will be held during the game and the winner will be announced before the conclusion of the contest.
The Humane Societies of Tampa Bay and Pinellas were founded to help prevent cruelty to animals and animal homelessness and provide care and comfort for animals in need. Since that time, over a million animals have been rescued and treated thanks to donations and support from the Tampa Bay community. To learn more about how you can help, visit the Humane Society web sites for the Tampa and Pinellas County branches.
The Glazer Family Foundation is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the West Central Florida region. The Foundation aids established not-for-profit organizations that work with youth and families to help identify and create programs which support positive social and economic development within our communities. The Glazers, who own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, established the Foundation in 1999. Since that time, the Glazer Family Foundation has given millions in programs, grants, tickets and merchandise to the Tampa Bay area. Most recently, the Foundation donated $5 million toward the construction of a new children's museum in downtown Tampa, which will open in 2010 and be named the Glazer Children's Museum. Visit GlazerFamilyFoundation.org for more information.