TAMPA, FL – The Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC), Elder Automotive Group, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will team up for the fourth consecutive year to take part in Replay Tampa Bay, an annual sporting goods drive. The program encourages members of the Tampa Bay community to assist local kids in need by donating new or gently used sporting goods to a designated drive location.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ December 28 home game against the New Orleans Saints will serve as the 2014-15 kickoff for Replay Tampa Bay. Donation sites will be located throughout Raymond James Stadium parking lots at the large treasure chests approaching stadium entrances. Additionally Buccaneers’ cornerback Johnthan Banks, will head the drive for the second consecutive year.
“The youth in this community need our support, and providing them with the proper sporting goods and athletic equipment goes a long way to keeping them healthy, happy and safe,” said Banks. “I urge all of our fans to join the cause and make this the most successful Replay Tampa Bay drive to date.”
Both the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Charities and Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League will be the recipient of the donated items and will assist in the distribution of the gifts at their respective headquarters. Furthermore, both Elder Automotive Group dealerships will serve as a drop off location throughout the holiday season.
In 2013, nearly 600 items were collected for children in need, bringing the total to almost 1,500 donated items since its inception (2011).
Kickoff Donation: December 28
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bin locations: Stadium parking lots at the large treasure chests approaching each stadium entrance.
Elder Automotive locations accepting donations
throughout the year:
Elder Ford of Tampa
9560 North Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
Jaguar of Tampa
320 East Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
For more information, log on to www.TampaBaySports.org.