Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m., at least 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and staff, including defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, quarterback Mike Glennon, defensive end Michael Johnson, kicker Connor Barth, and Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford will have their heads shaved as part of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Fifth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge. Children who have previously battled or are currently battling cancer will visit the team’s practice facility, One Buccaneer Place, to assist with the head shaving event, through which the Buccaneers have a goal of raising $20,000 towards the cause.
The Buccaneers proudly support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s efforts towards providing medical research, programming and pediatric care for children and their families fighting pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Each year, members of the Buccaneers serve as celebrity runway escorts for young children battling cancer at the annual Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. In the fall of 2012, the Buccaneers also hosted children and families affected by pediatric cancer to kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by dedicating a “Wall of Hope” at One Buccaneer Place. The Wall was displayed throughout the month of September as a daily reminder of the Buccaneers’ commitment to pediatric cancer research.
This spring, organizations throughout Tampa Bay have lent their support in the fight against cancer through the Fifth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge. On Tuesday, June 3, Buccaneers players and staff, including those listed below, have committed to join the cause and will have their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients at One Buccaneer Place. This year, nearly $280,000 has been raised through the Cut for a Cure to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and select nonprofit organizations. Fans are encouraged to join the Buccaneers in the fight against pediatric cancer by making a donation through the team’s fundraising page at www.pcfcutforacure.org.
BUCCANEERS PLAYERSKicker Connor BarthTackle Emmett ClearyLong snapper Andrew DePaolaDefensive end Michael JohnsonDefensive end William GholstonLinebacker Ka’lial GlaudQuarterback Mike GlennonRunning back Mike JamesPunter Michael KoenenDefensive tackle Gerald McCoyDefensive Tackle Clinton McDonaldSafety Keith Tandy
BUCCANEERS STAFFChief Operating Officer Brian FordGeneral Counsel David CohenDirector of Sales Deno AnagnostSenior Manager of Team Operations Tim JarockiSenior Purchasing Manager Brian MathiewsBusiness Administration Manager Caleb QuaidPartnership Development Executive Adam SmithCommunity Relations Coordinator Steve FiduraTicket Operations Coordinator Matt CaraballoPublic Relations Assistant Chris King Group Account Executive Seth ShumanAccount Executive Patrick BarnardPublic Relations Manager Allen Barrett Public Relations Intern Tim Akins Corp. Partnerships Intern Brock HaymakerTeam Operations Intern Tim DruryMember Relations Associate David SherwinAccount Executive Juan Guerrero
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com
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