Winslow Helps Out Kids

July 12th, 2009

Joe has been more than impressed with the good deeds that Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow has done since he was acquired by the Bucs earlier this year. There’s no question that  no Bucs player has done more publicly for the community in recent weeks than Winslow.

This sort of flew under the radar and is a bit late, but with Bucs news grinding down to a trickle in the waning days before training camp, what the hell? Joe thought he would pass this along.

Earlier this month Joe was at Winslow’s youth camp. The price to attend wasn’t exactly cheap but for about 30 youngsters who had a rough 2009 made a little better.

Seems a youth football league in Plant City was robbed. Over $10,000 worth of equipment and food from the organization’s concession stand was stolen from the league’s storage facility.

In this rotten economy with people barely able to pay their mortgage, that’s a lot of bread to replace.

George Wilkens of the Tampa Tribune writes Winslow heard about this and tried to make things right by giving a number of players in the league a free registration to his camp.

“Back in March, our concession stand got hit pretty bad,” said William Thomas Jr., a volunteer who handles the Eagles public relations. “It totaled about $10,000,” he said of the loss and damages.

“Our information got to the Buccaneers, and we got a call from One Buc Place,” Thomas said. “The next thing we know we had scholarships for the kids to attend football camp compliments of Kellen Winslow,” Thomas said.

This was a great move by Winslow. If he can play anywhere near as well as the way he has involved himself into the community, Winslow will be a stud on the field for the Bucs.

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