Raymond James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team up to support children’s hospitals through the Kicking for Kids program

Raymond James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued an important 18-year tradition during the 2017 season – combining the team’s on-field success with the goal of helping children.

For every field goal Bucs placekicker Patrick Murray made during the 2017 regular season, Raymond James donated $1,000 to designated Tampa Bay-area children’s hospitals, including John 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 January 25, 2018, Murray and mascot Captain Fear joined Raymond James representatives at One Buccaneer Place – the team’s training facility – to present checks totaling $25,500 to benefit children’s hospitals. Since the Raymond James Kicking for Kids program began in 2000, it has raised more than $347,500 for local children’s hospitals.

Watch the video that recaps the event and includes a brief interview with patients and their families, kicker Murray and Doug Brigman, Raymond James & Associates Tampa Bay Complex Manager.

“For more than five decades, giving back to the communities in which we live and work has been part of our culture at Raymond James,” said Brigman. “For nearly half of that time, we’ve been fortunate to partner with the Buccaneers by donating our time and resources to those who need it most. These kids are the real heroes– not us.”

During the event, Murray and Raymond James representatives interacted with the attending outpatient children, their families and hospital staff. The honored guests also enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the training facility and photos of their experience.

Learn more about Raymond James community involvement and initiatives at raymondjames.com/community.