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 are continuing 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 makes during the 2016 regular season, Raymond James will donate $1,000 to designated Tampa Bay-area children’s hospitals, including All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.

In 2015, former Buccaneers placekicker Connor Barth and mascot Captain Fear joined Raymond James representatives at One Buccaneer Place, the team’s training facility, to present checks totaling $30,000 to benefit children’s hospitals. Since the Raymond James Kicking for Kids program began in 2000, it has raised more than $300,000 for local children’s hospitals.

Watch the video that recaps the event that includes a brief interview with kicker Connor Barth and Raymond James Senior Vice President and Division Director Ira Federer.

“At Raymond James, we believe in supporting communities. Giving back is an important part of our culture,” said Federer. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide support to the programs at our area hospitals that go directly to helping children.”

During the event, Barth 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.