This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Glazer Family Foundation will continue a tradition of giving back to the community and encouraging children to be healthy and active with a special "NFL Play 60"-themed game following Thanksgiving.
As the Buccaneers take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Nov. 25, the Glazer Family Foundation will host a sports equipment drive* *at Raymond James Stadium. Fans are asked to donate new or slightly-used sports equipment at the yellow collections stations outside all gates and club entrances between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Any fan who donates an item will be entered into a drawing to win authentic team-signed merchandise.
Sunday's collection drive is part of efforts by both the Glazer Family Foundation and the Buccaneers to support Replay Tampa Bay, a holiday sporting goods drive in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. The overall Replay Tampa Bay drive will last from Sunday through December 28 and will encourage the community to donate any new or slightly-used sporting goods to support Metropolitan Ministries, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Charities and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Police Athletic League. In 2011, the inaugural drive resulted in over 300 items being collected for local children in need. For more information on Replay Tampa Bay, visit www.TampaBaySports.org.
Each football season, the Glazer Family Foundation works with local nonprofit organizations at Buccaneer home games to support the community. The Foundation collects school supplies, personal items for the military, non-perishable food, children's toys and more through a variety of game-day drives.
The Glazer family, which owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, established the Foundation in 1999. Since that time, the Glazer Family Foundation has given millions of dollars in programs, grants, tickets and merchandise to the Tampa Bay area. Most recently, the Foundation donated $5 million toward the construction of a 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.