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01 December 2014

MEDIA ALERT: BUCCANEERS “SPECIAL TEAMS SANTAS” TO MAKE SPECIAL HOLIDAY DELIVERY TUESDAY TO ALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Buccaneers Kicker, Long Snapper and Punter to Purchase and Donate More Than $5,000 in Toys to Hospital’s “All Kid’s Wonderland” on Tuesday
Tuesday, December 2 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers long snapper ANDREW DEPAULA, punter MICHAEL KOENEN, and kicker PATRICK MURRAY will serve as “SPECIAL TEAMS SANTAS” by delivering gifts and spreading some holiday cheer to young patients battling injury and illness at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. The three players will donate more than $5,000 in toys and gifts to the hospital’s All Kids Wonderland to ensure that local hospitalized children still have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families. Launched in 2012 by the hospital’s Child Life Department, the All Kid’s Wonderland, which will take place this year on December 22–23, is a shopping event where families will be able to select free gifts for their children who are admitted to the hospital as December 25 approaches.  
 
At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, DePaula, Koenen, and Murray will travel to the Walmart Supercenter (3501 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL) to pick up toys for the All Kid’s Wonderland. There, the players will select and purchase toys for children ranging from newborns to teenagers.
 
At 11:45 a.m., the players will arrive at All Children’s Hospital (501 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL) and present the gifts to the All Kid’s Wonderland. After delivering the toys, DePaula, Koenen and Murray will visit patients throughout the hospital, delivering a stocking for each child to display in their room for the holiday. 
 
What:       
Buccaneers “Special Teams Santas” holiday donation
 
Who:        
Buccaneers long snapper Andrew DePaula, punter Michael Koenen, kicker Patrick Murray
All Children’s Hospital patients and staff
 
When: Tuesday, December 2                           
10:00 a.m. – Shopping at Walmart
11:45 a.m. – Toy delivery and hospital visit
 
Where:     
Walmart Superstore
3501 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
 
All Children’s Hospital
501 6th Avenue South.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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
Senior Manager of Community Relations
813.870.2700 ext. 1347      
kbrown@buccaneers.nfl.com

Roy Adams
All Children’s Hospital
727.767.4456
Roy.Adams@allkids.org

Danielle Rotolo
All Children’s Hospital
727.767.2897
Danielle.Rotolo@allkids.org  

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