A continued tradition: Kicking for Kids raises thousands for Florida children’s hospitals

Raymond James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have teamed up for more than 20 years to make a difference on and off the field.

Kicker Matt Gay throws football with kids

Since our founding in 1962, Raymond James has been committed to "giving back to the communities in which we live and work." And we're proud to continue this legacy through our partnership with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Raymond James associates pose with Buccaneers kicker Matt GayRaymond James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued this tradition during the 2019 football season – combining the team's on-field success with the goal of helping children through the Kicking for Kids program.

For every field goal Bucs kicker Matt Gay made during the regular season, Raymond James donated $1,500 to designated Tampa Bay-area children’s hospitals, including Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.

On March 9, 2020, kicker Matt Gay and mascot Captain Fear joined Raymond James representatives at One Buccaneer Place – the team’s training facility – to present a check totaling $40,500 to benefit children’s hospitals. Since the Raymond James Kicking for Kids program began in 2000, Raymond James has donated more than $400,000 to local children’s hospitals.

“Raymond James has had a longstanding philosophy of putting our clients and our neighbors first," said Doug Brigman, Raymond James Tampa Bay area complex manager. "We make a commitment at the beginning of every football season per field goal. Through Matt Gay's 27 field goals, Raymond James and the Buccaneers were once again able to give back to our communities in a meaningful way."

The Buccaneers and Raymond James hosted families from the benefiting children's hospitals for a fun-filled afternoon at the AdventHealth Training Center.

Doug Brigman speaks to crowd

Raymond James representatives, Buccaneers mascot Captain Fear, cheerleaders and placekicker Matt Gay join patients and families from St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, which benefited from the Kicking for Kids program.

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