Bucs Donate Time, Cash

November 17th, 2011

It doesn’t all have to be bad news surrounding the sinking Bucs.

Davin Joseph, Jeremy Trueblood, Micheal Spurlock, Roy Miller and Sammie Stroughter headed out to a Tampa elementary school to work with kids as part of the NFL’s Play 60 program, so it was reported on Buccaneers.com.

“In addition to practicing their running, receiving and footwork abilities, the kids at Potter Elementary were also the recipients of a $10,000 contribution from the Buccaneers and NFL. The donation will help provide much-needed recreational equipment and educational resources to the public school in East Tampa that serves over 650 students, all of whom qualify for free lunch. 

“This gives us an opportunity to really get some things that we may not be able to afford to purchase for ourselves and for the kids,” said school Principal Kimberly Thompson. “Just having that huge donation will allow us to purchase sports equipment along with some books. Our goal is not only just to make them healthy on the outside, but get their brains working as well.”

This stuff is great to hear. It sure humbled Joe to read that the entire student body referenced qualifies for free lunch. That almost seems impossible, considering the low income threshold required for the government program. Not one kid there living out of poverty? These surely are tough times.

Joe hopes the Bucs eventually score one those Play 60 school bus commercials that play incessantly on NFL Network. Perhaps the best thing about this season is not having to watch Arthur Blank and the stupid Falcons mascot bopping their heads over and over, pretending to have rhythm on the bus.

Joe would much prefer to see Bryan Glazer feeling the beat sandwiched between Cody Grimm and Aqib Talib as they ride down Florida Avenue.

2 Responses to “Bucs Donate Time, Cash”

  1. MTD Says:

    Nobody likes these feel good stories Joe. 😉 I’d pay to see Glazer wearing a jersey hanging out with Talib on that bus!

  2. Anthony Says:

    Yeah but we have to see the racist Jerry Richardson drive a bus. “Back of the bus Cameron, bettah not get any of them tattoos eithah son.”