O-Line to Hand Out Thanksgiving Meals for 1,000 Families in NeedOn Monday, November 20 at 4:30 p.m., the Buccaneers’ offensive line and Publix Super Markets – with support from Coca-Cola Beverages Florida and United Way Suncoast – will provide Thanksgiving meals for those less fortunate at the 11th Annual “Turkey Time with the O-Line.” Along with Buccaneers Cheerleaders, Captain Fear, and more than three-dozen Buccaneers staff members, Buccaneers O-linemen Caleb Benenoch, Demar Dotson, Joe Hawley, Michael Liedtke, Ali Marpet, Justin Murray, Kevin Pamphile, Donovan Smith, Evan Smith, JR Sweezy and Leonard Wester will distribute full Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in need from the Tampa Bay area during the event at One Buccaneer Place.
The families, who have been pre-selected by Buccaneers Academy program staff and local nonprofit organizations identified by United Way Suncoast, will receive a full meal purchased by the Buccaneers’ offensive line, with contributions from Publix, including a $15 Publix gift card. These hearty meals include one 10-12 pound turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pie, and a 12-pack of Coca-Cola product. The families will also receive Thanksgiving kits in reusable shopping bags, including an aluminum pan, storage container, turkey baster, and serving spoon.
*Live or taped interview opportunities available at the event. Contact Allen Barrett with requests.
11th Annual “Turkey Time with the O-Line”
Buccaneers Offensive Linemen, Buccaneers staff, and 1,000 underserved families
*Families have been preselected by Buccaneers Academy staff and United Way Suncoast
One Buccaneer Place
3302 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Monday, November 20
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday’s Thanksgiving event is carrying on the tradition launched back in 2007 as a way for the Buccaneers offensive line to make a major impact in the Tampa Bay community during the holidays. Following Monday’s distribution, the annual effort will have provided more than 7,500 underserved families with Thanksgiving meals over the past decade.
“Turkey Time with the O-Line” is another example of the team’s far-reaching commitment to making Tampa Bay better today and for generations to come. To learn more, visit www.buccaneers.com/community.