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GOOD NEWS: Professional Athletic Teams Unite for Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts

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November/December 2022

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons franchises recently teamed up for Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The teams visited the American Red Cross of Central Florida to provide assistance for those in need by helping volunteers build comfort kits and kids care packages and deliver the packages to displaced families in the area.

“Our message for today is just to let them know that there’s people who care,” said Brian Ford, the Bucs chief operating officer in a recent USA Today story. “This is a unified mission to try to bring some help to people that deserve it and need it. It doesn’t stop today. The American Red Cross is here and they’re throughout the country. The National Football League, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just proud to lend our support and our thanks for what they do day in and day out.”

Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay said that it was important to give back to the local community. “When you can make an impact and bring awareness, not just the work we did here today, it’s kind of the awareness of all that’s going to go on here in south Florida and all that’s needed. That’s what we’re here for,” McKay said via NBC News affiliates.

The CPT loves to hear about communities coming together during times of crisis. If you would like to donate to relief efforts, please visit