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Bucs to Be Grand Marshalls of Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

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The parade, held annually since the 1970s, helps raise funds for the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation. It is held after Tampa’s annual Gasparilla celebration.

YBOR CITY – The 2017 Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade will feature the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as grand marshals.

A Tampa tradition since the 1970s, this illuminated parade will take place in Ybor City on Feb. 11, two weeks after the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.

The Glazer Family Foundation will be joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneer players, coaches, mascots and street team members as special guests at the Knight Parade.

“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.

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  information on the 2017 Knight Parade, go to KnightParade.com.

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Bucs to Be Grand Marshalls of Krewe of Sant' Yago Knight Parade
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