Tampa Bay Community Programs are leading the way with Bucs For A BETTER BAY taking action and making a big difference! Here is an overview of their programs.
Treasure Chest 5k & Corporate Challenge – Since debuting the Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge in 2013, the Buccaneers have raised over $100,000 for local agencies that provide patient services for local Bay area breast cancer patients.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated the opening of “Glazer Family Field” at the Jackson Heights NFL Y.E.T. Center in Tampa.
The Buccaneers are honored to celebrate the courageous and patriotic men and women that serve our country through military service.
Bucs military initiatives have impacted thousands of military families throughout the Bay area. The organization remains committed to assisting, honoring and celebrating the men and women of our armed forces – as well as their families.
“This is Tampa’s team and the Bucs outpouring of affection is genuine,’’ Col. Randy Bright, Commander of the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill said during a special military appreciation practice session held by the Buccaneers last season. “The motivation is to build relationships and interact with the military. It’s a phenomenal benefit from our point of view.”
The Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program was started in 1999 as a personal passion of the Glazer Family to remove barriers to learning for all children. Driven by the knowledge that one in four school-age children have vision problems that can affect their ability to learn if left untreated, the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program was established to improve the lives of thousands of children struggling in school due to the lack of proper vision care. To date, the Glazers have touched the lives of 66,000 children.
Buccaneers Academies serve over 14,000 youth and 2,100 teachers by providing programming and enrichment to encourage and foster learning at 24 public schools in Tampa Bay. With the goal of empowering students to become champions on and off the field, the Buccaneers donate a red state-of-the-art Buccaneers themed-court sized shade cover at each school to symbolize the Buccaneers enduring commitment to students, while providing large scale shade to protect students from the sun.
At each Official Buccaneers Academy unique opportunities to interact in meaningful ways with Bucs players and Cheerleaders are part of the curriculum. The Buccaneers are invested in the long-term success of students and focus on transforming their educational experience all year long.
The Children’s Museum of Tampa was founded in 1986 in response to the need for an informal,cultural learning environment dedicated to the needs of young children. The Museum opened its doors to the public as a small storefront in the Floriland Mall. Popularity grew as its exhibits focused on allowing children to experience role-play in the activities of everyday life in their community.
Each home game, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players host fans from a number of nonprofit organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Fans are seated in the front-row end zone seats and provided t-shirts with the name of their player or coach’s ticket group.