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16 September 2016


Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Gerald McCoy and the Buccaneers to Help Promote Importance of Healthy Foods 
On Tuesday, September 20, at 10:45 a.m., Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz and Buccaneers players Gerald McCoy, Brandon Myers, Russell Shepard, Charles Sims, Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear, with the help of UnitedHealthcare volunteers and Lanier Elementary School teachers and students, will install UnitedHealthcare sponsored Learning Gardens at Lanier Elementary School (4704 W. Montgomery Avenue, Tampa, FL 33616). This learning garden program will provide students the opportunity to plant and nurture a garden, while learning about healthy foods and local agriculture.
Tuesday’s visit is the second step in a community project initiated on Sept. 13, when Buccaneers players and UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers gathered at One Buccaneer Place to construct the UnitedHealthcare-sponsored Learning Gardens. Along with Tuesday’s event at Lanier Elementary, this learning garden program is also being implemented at nine additional Buccaneers Academy schools: Bevis, B.T. Washington, Egypt Lake, Lithia Springs, Lockhart, Miles, Pizzo and Roosevelt Elementary Schools, as well as Carver Exceptional Center.
This is the third consecutive year that the Buccaneers and UnitedHealthcare have installed Learning Gardens at Buccaneers Academies in the area. Following Tuesday’s event, all 24 Buccaneers Academies will have a Learning Garden installed on their campuses to educate students about where their food comes from and to introduce them to new fruits and vegetables.
Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz
Buccaneers players Gerald McCoy, Russell Shepard, Brandon Myers, and Charles Sims
Buccaneers Cheerleaders and mascot Captain Fear
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare
Officials from Hillsborough County Schools
Lanier Elementary School students and teachers
Lanier Elementary School
4704 W. Montgomery Avenue
Tampa, FL 33616
Tuesday, September 20                             
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Contact: Allen Barrett
Public Relations Manager
813.767.9862 cell        
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
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

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