Thanks to the tremendous support of last Sunday's "Toys for Tots" collection drive by fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be able to provide thousands of gifts to underprivileged children this holiday season. Through a series of such drives, Buccaneer fans have been extremely generous this year in helping those less fortunate, and there is still one more chance to give back.
On Sunday, December 26, the Glazer Family Foundation and the Humane Societies of Tampa Bay and Pinellas will collect pet supplies before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' final regular season home game. Yellow collection stations will be set up outside all gates and club entrances at Raymond James Stadium from 2:45 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. Fans are asked to donate animal supplies to assist those in need. Suggested items for donation include:
- Canned Cat Food
- Cat Litter
- Cat Toys
- Ceramic Pet Bowls
- Dog Toys and Treats
- Dry Kitten and Puppy Chow
- Paper Towels
- Pet Shampoo
- 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.
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 opened on September 25, 2010 and is named the Glazer Children's Museum. Visit www.GlazerFamilyFoundation.org for more information.