Cool Move

November 12th, 2011

Bringing injured veterans in contact with the Bucs has been a hallmark of Mark Dominik's tenure as general manager.

Joe’s a bit late on this but it’s still timely given that yesterday was Veterans Day.

Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik since he has taken the football reigns of the team has fostered a strong bond with the military and veterans.

So to honor Veterans Day, Dominik and several Bucs players went to a local veterans hospital to try to brighten up a day for men who sacrificed so much to help protect us from animals who fly planes into buildings.

In honor of Friday’s Veterans Day, Freeman and fellow Bucs Quincy Black, Gerald McCoy and Kellen Winslow spent time with servicemen and women recovering from injury and illness at the veterans’ hospital. Behind the lead of General Manager Mark Dominik, and with Buccaneers cheerleaders also on hand, the group hosted an ice cream social for patients in the facility’s Spinal Cord Injury Center.

“This was a great opportunity,” Freeman said. “I was thrilled with the chance to come here because these guys are out risking their lives and serving our country. There’s nothing better than coming out and honoring these guys and spending some time with them.”

Dominik joined the visiting players in presenting the hospital with a financial donation to help fund special outings and experiences for local veterans as part of their recreation therapy.

“Spinal Cord injury Center.” Joe doesn’t think he has to spell out what that means.

This was a generous move by the Bucs and Joe salutes the players that showed up, and of course, the vets themselves.

Well done.

6 Responses to “Cool Move”

  1. raphael Says:

    KUDO’s to the Bucs

  2. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Way to go Mark and The Bucs who showed up.
    I bet that made the recovering Veterans day.

  3. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Great job guys.

    Any truth to the rumor that GMC tore his left bicep again while shaking a Marine’s hand?

  4. Mr. Lucky Says:

    While I’ve been quick to point out what I perceive as deficiencies I want to also point out this:

    GREAT thing for the Bucs players and management to do.


  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nice job Guys, and God Bless our Troops!

  6. Greg Says:

    The Bucs organization under the Glazers have always been good to troops, from allowing them to crew the pirate ship and hoist the battle flags on top of the stadium, to free tickets and having a practice and meet and greet with the troops and their families at MacDill. Well done Bucs!