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Buccaneers host day of service at Highland Pines Park

The Bucs partnered with Jabil to renovate the Highland Pines Park recreation center.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and technology company Jabil partnered for their fifth annual Day of Service. During the three-day event, staff members from both organizations volunteered to renovate the Highland Pines Park recreation center.

The renovation included a new computer lab, updated furniture, smart TVs and Bucs-themed wall murals. 

On Thursday, players Chris Cooper, Brandon Walton, John Molchon and Willington Previlon led East Tampa youth into the redesigned recreation center. Ear-to-ear smiles crept onto the faces of the kids as they toured the renovated recreation center.

"It is the best thing ever to see them. Especially now, because a lot of times, the kids are kind of cool," Jabil VP LaShawne Meriwether said. 

After the tour, the kids went outside and took part in a flag football clinic with the Bucs players. This included catching drills and a quick flag football game. 

"We just want the best for these kids and we just want them to grow as much as possible because they all have a bright future," Bucs guard John Molchon said.