Elder Automotive teams up with Buccaneers for Replay Tampa Bay

December 11th, 2014 by Staff

Sporting goods will be collected at the Bucs' December 28th home game against New Orleans.

(BTLS Staff Report) TAMPA – The Elder Automotive Group is teaming up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission for Replay Tampa Bay – an annual drive to collect slightly used sporting goods.

This marks the fourth year these three organizations have teamed up to assist the less fortunate.

The Buccaneers December 28th season finale home game against division rival New Orleans will serve as the 2014-15 kickoff for Replay Tampa Bay. Donation sites will be located throughout Raymond James Stadium in the parking lot and at the large treasure chests approaching stadium entrances.

For the second consecutive year Tampa Bay cornerback Johnthan Banks will spearhead the drive. He leads the team with four interceptions including one he returned for a touchdown in a victory over Washington.

“The youth in this community need our support and providing them with the proper sporting goods and athletic equipment goes a long way to keeping them healthy, happy and safe,” Banks explains. “I urge all of our fans to join the cause and make this the most successful Replay Tampa Bay drive to date.”

The major recipients of the sporting goods collected will be the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Charities and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic League. The groups will assist in distributing the gifts at their respective headquarters.

Furthermore, Elder Automotive Group dealerships will also serve as drop-off locations throughout the holiday season. In 2013, nearly 600 items were collected for children in need, bringing the total to almost 1,500 donated sporting goods items since the inception of the program in 2011.

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