Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Buccaneers Players and Business Operations Staff to Give Back During “Hometown Huddle” Service Day WednesdayOn Wednesday, October 5, Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz and Buccaneers players will join more than 150 Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff, Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear, United Way Suncoast volunteers and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to help renovate Sulphur Springs Resource Center and Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School (8412 N. 12th Street, Tampa, FL 33604) for the team’s annual “Hometown Huddle” project. The team effort will include painting picnic tables, benches, sidewalks and parking lots, installing new carpets, adding new landscaping, and contributing to other facility improvements while leading children through PLAY 60 drills, reading to elementary school students, and enhancing their physical education area. In addition, the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile will be on site to provide eye examinations and prescription glasses to students in need.
Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School, a Title I School in Hillsborough County, is one of the 24 Buccaneers Academies established in Tampa Bay. Across the street from the school is the Sulphur Springs Resource Center, which opened in April 2009 to provide a safe and welcoming environment for residents seeking assistance. Since then, it has become a neighborhood fixture where residents come for computer access, job training, GED courses, legal assistance, financial literacy education, employment services, and more.
Now in its 18th year, the NFL-United Way “Hometown Huddle” features a league-wide day of service where NFL teams take part in service projects, host youth football clinics and help kids get active for 60 minutes a day as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness campaign.
Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz
More than 150 Buccaneers staff members and players
Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear
City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Representatives and volunteers from United Way Suncoast
Sulphur Springs community families and children
Sulphur Springs Resource Center and K-8 Community School
8412 N. 12th St.
Tampa, FL 33604
Wednesday, October 5
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (project time)
Contact: Allen Barrett
Public Relations Manager
BUCS FOR A BETTER BAY
Bucs for a Better Bay is the team’s far reaching commitment to making Tampa Bay better today and for generations to come. The team is dedicated to making a difference in the Tampa Bay area through programming that will inspire, equip and celebrate the “Champion” in each of us. Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, coaches, cheerleaders, alumni, and staff have an active role in community improvement through a variety of youth health and education initiatives, family outreach, and military support. Innovative partnerships between the Bucs Care Foundation and local nonprofit organizations provide assistance to thousands of Central Florida residents each year. Glazer Family Foundation initiatives including the Glazer Children’s Museum and the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile continue to enhance the learning opportunities for Bay Area youths. To learn more, visit www.buccaneers.com/community.