Dec 22, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Adam Hayward (57) and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) kneel prior to a game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers players shave heads for pediatric cancer

Over a dozen Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and staff shaved their heads Tuesday to raise money for pediatric cancer. The event was organized in support of Cut for a Cure which then in turn donated $10,000 to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

A picture of some of the event was tweeted by WDAE:


Children who are currently fighting cancer will attend the event to help the players shave their heads.

Foundation executive director, Nancy Crane, praised what the team was doing in the community.

“They are always there,’’ Crane said. “An event like this connects the players and the kids, who are the future fans of the Bucs. Our mission is to eliminate childhood cancer, and we are making a huge difference with your help. Thank you to all the players.’’

According to the Buccaneers chief operating officer Brian Ford, at least 17 staff members and 14 players were scheduled to attend.

The Cut for a Cure website stated the following names were scheduled to attend:


Kicker Connor Barth

Tackle Emmett Cleary

Long snapper Andrew DePaola

Defensive end Michael Johnson

Defensive end William Gholston

Linebacker Ka’lial Glaud

Quarterback Mike Glennon

Running back Mike James

Punter Michael Koenen

Defensive Tackle Clinton McDonald

Offensive lineman Patrick Omameh

Safety Keith Tandy


Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford

General Counsel David Cohen

Director of Sales Deno Anagnost

Senior Manager of Team Operations Tim Jarocki

Public Relations Manager Allen Barrett

Business Administration Manager Caleb Quaid

Community Relations Coordinator Steve Fidura

Public Relations Assistant Chris King

Group Account Executive Seth Shuman

Member Relations Associate Davi Sherwin

Public Relations Intern Tim Akins

Team Operations Intern Tim Drury

Crane said the foundation raised $286,000 thus far, making sure to let people know that it costs $13,000 per child to begin a clinical trial.

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