Announces Tampa Bay Buccaneers as Grand Marshals
Glazer Family Foundation joins Buccaneers as special guest
The 2017 Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade, presented by MOR-TV, will feature the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as grand marshals. A Tampa tradition since the 1970s, this illuminated parade will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 in historical Ybor City.
The Glazer Family Foundation will be joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneer players, coaches, mascots and street team members as their special guest.
“The work of the Buccaneers and Glazer Family Foundation in our community has made a huge impact on families across the Tampa Bay area,” said Ray Favata, Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago member and 2017 parade chairman. “The Knights of Sant’ Yago are huge Buccaneer fans and extremely excited to honor them as grand marshals to celebrate their good work on and off the field.”
Established in 1999, the Glazer Family Foundation has helped families throughout Tampa Bay in a number of ways, including a $5 million donation to the Glazer Children’s Museum to enable the museum to open its doors in 2010. In addition, the Foundation’s Vision Program, which features a state-of-the-art Vision Mobile, has provided more than 66,000 vision screenings and distributed nearly 10,000 free prescription eyeglasses to children in disadvantaged communities across the Tampa Bay area.
“MOR-TV is excited to once again partner with the Knights of Sant’ Yago to bring this fun, family-friendly event to Ybor City,” said Pamela Barber, President and General Manager of MOR-TV. “We’re also extremely thrilled to have the Glazer Family Foundation and our Tampa Bay Buccaneers a part of it as well.”
The 2017 Knight Parade begins at 7 p.m. as illuminated floats, led by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Glazer Family Foundation, roll down Seventh Avenue in historic Ybor City. The floats are accompanied by dozens of marching bands, local dignitaries, thousands of participants and scores of beads.
Proceeds from the Knight Parade benefit the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation, which has provided more than $2 million in higher education scholarships for deserving local students.
For more information on the 2017 Knight Parade, visit www.KnightParade.com.
ABOUT THE KREWE OF THE KNIGHTS OF SANT’ YAGO
Since the early 1970s, The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago has organized and hosted the Knight Parade, an annual celebration of Tampa civic pride. Each year, the Knight Parade, as well as other fundraising events, helps raise funds for the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation, which has provided more than $2 million in scholarships for local students. Visit www.KnightParade.com and www.KreweOfSantYago.com for more information.