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.

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. 

Determined to make an impact, Raymond James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have teamed up again for the 2020 football season – combining the team’s on-field success with the goal of helping children through the Kicking for Kids program.

For every Buccaneers field goal during the season, Raymond James has committed to making a $1,500 donation to designated Tampa Bay-area children’s hospitals. Thanks to kicker Ryan Succop, the Bucs notched 28 successful three-pointers throughout the regular season and have completed another seven (and counting) during the post season. That brings the 2020 donation total to $52,500 – and there’s still one big game left to play.

Since the Raymond James Kicking for Kids program began in 2000, Raymond James has donated more than $400,000 to local 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.

2019 season

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.

Kicker Matt Gay throws football with kids

Raymond James associates pose with Buccaneers kicker Matt Gay

“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 2019 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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