Lynch Announces "Tackles For Tampa Bay"

October 24 - Tampa Bay SS John Lynch and his wife, Linda announced on Wednesday the "Tackles for Tampa Bay" fundraising program, which will benefit the John Lynch Foundation. John and Linda are determined to reward quality leaders and help develop young leaders in the Tampa Bay community.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS John Lynch and his wife, Linda introduced the "Tackles for Tampa Bay" fundraising program on Wednesday at One Buccaneer Place. The fundraising effort will benefit the John Lynch Foundation.

"Linda and I felt like we should do something in the community that embodied what we were all about, said John Lynch. "We feel like there are a lot of deserving high school and middle school student athletes out there that need to be recognized and rewarded, and our mission has turned into one that we're certainly proud of. We want to develop quality young leaders in our community."

The way the program will work is both John and Linda will pick up the administrative fees so the kids will receive all of the money they raise. For every tackle SS John Lynch records this season, he and Linda will donate $100, $500 for every interception and $1,000 per sack. In addition, John and Linda Lynch will donate $1,000 for every Buccaneer victory.

The John Lynch Foundation is committed to developing quality leaders by providing programs that assist, motivate and recognize achievement and excellence. John and Linda feel their organization and its goal has never been so important in light of the events that took place on Sep. 11, 2001.

The John Lynch Foundation has also announced the launch of its new website- JohnLynchFoundation.org. Lynch's foundation has partnered with a local web company, Digiscribe, to build an informative presence on the internet.

Companies and individuals are welcome to participate by matching their donation or pledging any amount per tackle, sack, interception and Buccaneer victory. Since it began, the John Lynch Foundation has raised more than $200,000.


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