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Bucs, Dolphins, Jaguars rally to support storm victims

Roy Cummings



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TAMPA – The Buccaneers, Dolphins and Jaguars will band together Sunday in support of all those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The three teams will wear a “One Florida’’ helmet decal to display their support for the millions who were struck by a storm that has left billions of dollars of damage in its wake.

Hurricane Irma had a direct impact on all three teams as it forced the postponement of the Bucs-Dolphins season opener and delayed the return to Jacksonville of the Jaguars following their game last Sunday in Houston.

Several Bucs players have begun efforts aimed at helping the victims of the storm, including quarterback Jameis Winston, who is matching the first $50,000 donated to Irma relief given to his charitable foundation.

Winston and Bucs defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, was also among those handing out free food to storm victims on Saturday in Tampa.,



Roy Cummings is a native of Chicago, Illinois who grew up in the suburb of Lombard. He and his family later moved to Lakeland, Florida, where Roy attended high school at Kathleen High. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications in 1983 and immediately went to work for the Tampa Tribune. After five years working in a Polk County bureau covering everything from high school sports to college football to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, Roy moved back to Tampa and became the Tribune's first beat writer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, covering the team from its inception through the first eight years on the ice. He was then moved to the Buccaneers beat, where he stayed until the paper was folded in May, 2016. A two-time Florida Sports Writer of the Year, Roy has extensive experience covering all Tampa professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays.

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