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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 19-year tradition during the 2018 season – combining the team’s on-field success with the goal of helping children.

For every field goal Bucs placekicker, Cairo Santos made during the 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 February 11, 2019, Santos and mascot Captain Fear joined Raymond James representatives at One Buccaneer Place – the team’s training facility – to present a check totaling $21,000 to benefit children’s hospitals. Since the Raymond James Kicking for Kids program began in 2000, it has raised more than $368,500 for local children’s hospitals.

Read the story that recaps the event and includes a brief interview with patients and their families, kicker Santos and Tracey Bustamante, Raymond James, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications.

“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 Bustamante. “I’ve experienced this first-hand over the 28 years I’ve been with the firm, and we’re proud to donate our time and resources to those who need it most.”

During the event, Santos 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.

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