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08 September 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: BUCCANEERS AND ALERT TODAY FLORIDA KICK OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH BUCCANEERS ACADEMY BACKPACK CARAVAN

What:       
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in partnership with Alert Today Florida, will help students at the 24 Buccaneers Academy schools throughout Hillsborough County start the school year with needed equipment during the Buccaneers Academy Backpack Caravan. Starting at Mort Elementary School at 8:00 a.m., team representatives will deliver more than 11,000 backpacks – 5,000 donated by Alert Today Florida – to students at each of the Buccaneers Academies around the Bay Area.
 
Who:        
Tampa Bay Buccaneers team representatives, including Director of Community Relations Eileen Sweeney, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
 
Where:     
Each of the 24 Buccaneers Academies throughout Hillsborough County
Event kicks off at Mort Elementary School – 1806 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
 
When:      
Wednesday, September 9
Mort Elementary School kickoff at 8:00 a.m., event continues throughout the day at various schools. For full schedule of visits see below.
 
About:     
The Buccaneers Academy program is the team’s commitment to supporting generations of youth in the Bay Area. Through interactive and innovative classroom programming, the team supports 24 Hillsborough County Public Schools, with more than 14,000 students, and 1,000 teachers. In addition to the educational curricula, each Academy receives a Tampa Bay Buccaneers-themed covered play court to provide children the ability to play outdoors without risking overexposure to the sun. For more information about the Buccaneers Academy program, visit www.buccaneers.com/community.
 
Schedule:
8:00-8:45 a.m.
– Mort Elementary (Kickoff event)
9:45-10:00 a.m. – Miles Elementary, Edison Elementary, Lockhart Elementary, Foster Elementary
10:30-10:45 a.m. – Carver Center, Twin Lakes Elementary, BT Washington Elementary, Cleveland Elementary
11:15-11:30 a.m. – Egypt Lake Elementary, Graham Elementary, Sulphur Springs Elementary
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Potter Elementary
12:00-12:15 p.m. – Tampa Bay Blvd. Elementary, Sheehy Elementary
12:15-12:30 p.m. – Winthrop Charter School, Davis Elementary
12:45-1:00 p.m. – Roosevelt Elementary, Pizzo Elementary
1:00-1:15 p.m. – Lithia Springs Elementary
1:30-1:45 p.m. – Bevis Elementary, LaVoy Exceptional Center, Lanier Elementary, Kenly Elementary

Contact:  
 
Allen Barrett
Public Relations Manager
813.767.9862 cell
abarrett@buccaneers.nfl.com
 
Eileen Sweeney
Director of Community Relations
813.870.2700 ext. 3813
esweeney@buccaneers.nfl.com
 
Kevin Brown
Sr. Manager of Community Relations
813.870.2700 ext. 1347
kbrown@buccaneers.nfl.com
 
 

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