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06 February 2015

MEDIA ALERT: BUCCANEERS TO PRESENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION EQUIPMENT TO DAVIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WINNER OF 2014-15 PLAY 60 CHALLENGE

WHAT:        
On Tuesday, February 10, at 10:00 a.m., Davis Elementary School in Tampa will receive new physical education equipment, along with a celebratory visit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the American Heart Association, for winning the 2014-15 Buccaneers Play 60 Challenge. This year, 21 Buccaneers Academies – local schools that inspire, equip, and celebrate students through programs and lesson plans that encourage good behavior and healthy lifestyles – competed in the program to learn about the importance of daily exercise for the chance to win funds for their P.E. departments. The fifth grade students at each school logged their daily exercise in January, and the school with the highest average of minutes exercising per student was promised a P.E. makeover. Davis Elementary School came in first place in this year’s challenge, and four other schools – Foster Elementary School (second place), Pizzo Elementary School (third place), Miles Elementary School (fourth place), and Sulphur Springs Elementary School (fifth place) are receiving an equipment donation for their P.E. programs..
 
On Tuesday, Buccaneers players Louis Murphy, Matt Patchan and Keith Tandy, along with Buccaneers Cheerleaders Cassie and Kymberli and mascot Captain Fear will join members of the American Heart Association and Hillsborough County School representatives including Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, to speak to students about the importance of physical activity and sound nutrition before presenting Davis Elementary School with the new athletic equipment. Students will also have the chance to participate in a P.E. class led by the Buccaneers players and cheerleaders, joining together in their commitment to living fit and active lifestyles.
 
WHO:          
Buccaneers players Louis Murphy, Matt Patchan, and Keith Tandy
Buccaneers Cheerleaders Cassie and Kymberli and mascot Captain Fear
Buccaneers Director of Community Relations Eileen Sweeney
Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia
Hillsborough County Schools Deputy Superintendent Cathy Valdes
Hillsborough County Schools Assistant Superintendent Larry Sykes
American Heart Association Executive Director Kate Sawa
Davis Elementary School students and teachers
 
WHERE:      
Davis Elementary School
10907 Memorial Highway
Tampa, FL 33615
 
WHEN:        
Tuesday, February 10
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Media encouraged to arrive by 9:45 a.m.)

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

Lily Reisman
American Heart Association
678.873.1566
lily.reisman@heart.org

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