The Glazers: more than just the owners of the Bucs.

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Glazer-Obit-master1050Malcolm Glazer bought the Buccaneers back in January of 1995. Under the Glazer’s ownership, the Buccaneers saw an immediate rise in wins. Prior to the Glazers buying the Bucs the franchise as a whole only won 87 regular season games and been to four playoff games, one being an NFC Championship. Since then, 131 regular-season games, 11 playoff games two NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl win.

Malcolm Glazer spent most of his time making the franchise fan-friendly by enacting many different programs, some of which are coordinated with the Glazer Family Foundation. One such program was Gameday For Kids. Game Day For Kids was a program that hosted more than 14,000 underprivileged kids at Buccaneers home games, it allowed the kids to spend time on the playing field, prior to games and cheer the Bucs from exclusive seats.

 

 

 

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Over 20 years later, the Glazer Foundation is still going strong. Malcolm Glazer’s daughter, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, is the co-president of the Glazer Foundation, and according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, is the most influential woman in Tampa Bay sports. She is actively continuing her work in the Tampa community that since it’s conception has donated millions of dollars supporting its cause. She also used her creativity to help design the Buccaneers facilities and had a hand in creating every detail of Raymond James Stadium’s interior, from the club seats, luxury suites, to the Lower Galley restaurant and she has done so much more. Greg Auman is correct in stating that she is the most influential woman in Tampa Bay sports.

 

 

 

 

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