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Bucs donate 11K to youth football teams

9:16 PM, Jun 11, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their efforts to support those in need on Monday, by donating a total of $11,000 to two youth football programs that were recently the victims of property theft.

Connor Barth and Adam Hayward, along with Buccaneers cheerleaders, visited the Jackson Heights Youth Education Town 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.

After that, the Carrollwood Cardinals received a visit from the Buccaneers, including Dallas Clark, Gerald McCoy and Dekoda Watson who led the group in drills and presented the Cardinals with a check for $7,500.  

Within the past two weeks, both youth football programs were vandalized and lost a total of more than $10,000 in football helmets, shoulder pads, and other equipment. The teams are part of the Tampa Bay Youth Football League (TBYFL) and the Unity Youth Football League.

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