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

Raymond James Financial and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued an important 17-year tradition during the 2016 season – combining the team’s on-field success with the goal of helping children.

For every field goal Bucs placekicker Roberto Aguayo made during the 2016 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 23, 2017, Roberto Aguayo and mascot Captain Fear joined Raymond James representatives at One Buccaneer Place, the team’s training facility, to present checks totaling $22,500 to benefit children’s hospitals. Since the Raymond James Kicking for Kids program began in 2000, it has raised more than $322,000 for local children’s hospitals.

Watch the video that recaps the event that includes a brief interview with kicker Roberto Aguayo and Tash Elwyn, President of Raymond James & Associates.

“Giving back is engrained in our culture at Raymond James and all around the country you’ll see Raymond James associates and advisors giving back to their communities in countless ways,” said Elwyn. “And we’re also proud of our long-standing relationship with the Bucs and our partnership on joint community programs and initiatives.”

During the event, Aguayo and Captain Fear visited with the attending outpatient children, their families and hospital staff. The honored guests also enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the training facility.

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