Tampa Bay wide receiver Michael Clayton is usually focused on beating opposing cornerbacks for the ball on Sundays.

But now Clayton is focused on beating something else – pediatric cancer.

The second-year receiver has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz and its local dealers to launch “Catch for the Cure,” a program that will aid the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF).

For every catch Clayton makes during the 2005 season, several Mercedes-Benz dealerships, including Crown Eurocars, Lokey Motor Company, Central Florida Eurocars, Mercedes-Benz of Tampa and Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota, will make a donation to the PCF to help fund research and hope for children with cancer.

Clayton has already hauled in a team-leading 10 passes for 141 yards through two games this season.

“The Foundation is excited to join forces with Mercedes-Benz and Michael Clayton in finding a cure for childhood cancer,” said Barbara Rebold, executive director for PCF. “Over the past several years, Mercedes-Benz has made a tremendous impact on the research we fund through this fun player program.”

For more information or to make a donation to the PCF, call (813) 269-0955 or visit pcfusa.org.

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