Tampa Bay Buccaneers

MEDIA ALERT: DARCIE GLAZER KASSEWITZ & TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS FOUNDATION TO HOST "JR. BUCS FIELD DAY" 

School initiative honors most improved students of the Jr. Bucs Fitness Program for a special field day at team facility    

On Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m., the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation and Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Owner/President of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation & Glazer Family Foundation will welcome over 600 students and administrators from Hillsborough and Pinellas County Schools, including Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins. Hosted at the Buccaneers team facility, AdventHealth Training Center, "Jr. Bucs Field Day" is an event recognizing the most improved students in the Jr. Bucs Fitness Program that launched at the beginning of the 2018 season. 

On Friday, the students will participate in fun, football-themed field day activities on the three outdoor practice fields to celebrate their success in the fitness program this school year alongside current Buccaneers players.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation impacts over 130,000 elementary students in Hillsborough & Pinellas county schools through the Jr. Bucs Fitness Program with educational activities that infuse football skills and monthly player-led video drills in current physical education curriculum.

Every elementary student can train like an NFL athlete through fun, Buccaneers player and cheerleader-led video drills that are shown each month. These drills are designed to be incorporated into everyday physical education classes. To support the annual school fitness assessments, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation has donated new fitness equipment to every school, equipping teachers with the tools to work with students on improving and tracking fitness levels.

WHAT:        Jr. Bucs Field Day

WHO:          

Owner / President of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation & Glazer Family Foundation Darcie Glazer Kassewitz

Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins

Over 600 students and administrators from Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties

Buccaneers players

*WHERE:     *

AdventHealth Training Center

One Buccaneer Place

Tampa, FL 33607

WHEN:        

Friday, May 17

10:30 a.m. – Media arrival for event

10:45 a.m. – B-roll and interview opportunities 

12:20 p.m. – Event concludes

*Photo, video and interview opportunities available. Media should RSVP to Chris King at cking@buccaneers.nfl.com to confirm access to Friday's event.

*CONTACT: *

Chris King

Communications Manager

720.470.2852 cell

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