On Monday, June 11th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their efforts to support those in need by donating a total of $11,000 to two youth football programs that were recently the victims of property theft. K Connor Barth and LB Adam Hayward, along with Buccaneers cheerleaders, visited the Jackson Heights Youth Education Town (YET) Center in Tampa to lead athletes from the Highland Pines Cougars in football and cheer drills before presenting the team with a check for $3,500. Following the first presentation, the Carrollwood Cardinals also received a visit from the Buccaneers, including TE Dallas Clark, DT Gerald McCoy, LB Dekoda Watson, and Buccaneers cheerleaders, who led the group in drills and presented the Cardinals with a check for $7,500.
Within the past few weeks, both youth football programs were vandalized and lost a total of more than $10,000 in football helmets, shoulder pads, and other equipment. In addition to the check presentation, members of the Highland Pines Cougars and the Carrollwood Cardinals were invited to participate as the official flag runners during team introductions for the Buccaneers’ August 24 preseason matchup versus the New England Patriots at Raymond James Stadium. To see more from Monday’s events, click here or visit www.buccaneers.com.