Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David believes all children have the ability to persevere on and off the field. That belief drives his commitment to mentoring underserved youth through his tireless work as a national ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
On Monday, November 14, David was joined by fellow teammates including Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Brent Grimes, Kwon Alexander, Russell Shepard, and several more Buccaneers players, at his 2nd annual Bowl for Kids' Sake Tournament to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.
The evening began with "Littles", children served through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, bowling and hanging out with David, and culminated with the bowling tournament. Buccaneers cheerleaders, Captain Fear, and other members of the Bucs organization were in attendance to support David and his outreach efforts.
On Monday, November 14, Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David held his 2nd Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake tournament to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.
Players and other attendees enjoyed an evening of spirited play as they bowled to raise money for this special cause. It was obvious David appreciated the participation from so many of his teammates and the community, and especially valued the time he was able to dedicate to children from the organization.
When asked what he loved most about the event David said, "I love seeing all the smiles on the kids' faces and having great people to come out for this fun event."
David and other supporters raised 30 thousand dollars at the annual tournament. A check was presented to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and will go toward reaching more adult mentors, or "Bigs", who want to make a difference in the life of a child.
For David, his work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay goes beyond an annual donation. His hands on involvement with the organization is a reflection of his commitment to enhancing the lives of children throughout Tampa.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters is so important because it is a chance to impact a child's life," said David. "Being in the position I'm in, I feel like there is a great need for me to go back and help the youth in the community and let them know I care about them and want them to succeed in life just as much as I have."
Lavonte David and his outreach work with youth and mentors embodies Bucs for a Better Bay, the Buccaneers far reaching commitment to improving Tampa communities now and for generations to come.