#77 Lee Keeps Giving

By on January 20, 2012

James Lee was an anchor at right tackle during the 2010 season. Why the Bucs moved him to the left side at the beginning of this year not even giving James the option of competing against Jeremy Trueblood is a mystery to Rocket Sports & Entertainment. Then again look where they ended up! (photo by: USPresswire/Kim Klement)

Rocket Sports & Entertainment’s favorite Tampa Bay Buccaneer is at again.  James was back home in Belle Glade this past week doing what he does best when not on the gridiron; giving back.

Lee was featured in Rocket Sports & Entertainment Magazine last spring for his efforts in organizing “Muck City Fest” a free football camp for the youth of Belle Glade.  The first annual one was in June of 2010.        https://www.rocketsports-ent.com/belle-glade-florida-football/

James always had a dream of working hard to make the NFL so he could give back and he is making his dream come true!

Here’s what they had to say about James’ first MUCK CITY FEST FOOTBALL CAMP…

Mayor Steve Wilson:  “By all means when people who come from the Glades go out, make something of themselves, and come back to give to the
community like James did, you could not ask for anything better. James has set precedence for giving back to our community. I could never say thank you enough.” When I spoke with Mayor Wilson it was three weeks after the event, and he said, “It’s still the talk of the town. The kids loved it.”

Elaine Bain (James’ mother): “I was so proud because this day finally arrived. You see James, in the 10th grade, had set a goal to do this someday. James told me, ‘Mom, I want to make it to the NFL someday, and when I do I will come back to Belle Glade and put on a football camp for the kids.’ I told James the way to do that is to stay on the honor roll and get into a major university.”

James Lee truly a bright spot in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization.


courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This week, James Lee has participated in a series of events to benefit the children in his hometown of Belle Glade, FL. His visit to Belle Glade commenced with his participation in the City of Belle Glade’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade. Lee was accompanied by hundreds of students from Glade View Elementary School, Lake Shore Middle School, Glades Central Community High School, as well as Palm Beach State College, in an effort to promote a “Stop the Violence” message, an initiative in response to recent murders that have taken place in Belle Glade. Lee personally distributed 1,000 “Stop the Violence” t-shirts from Lake Shore Middle School on that morning to kids and families who then walked in unity with him to send a message to criminals that the community will no longer tolerate crime.

For the duration of the week, Lee also served as “Principal for a Day” at each of the schools he attended as a child: Glade View Elementary School, Lake Shore Middle School, Glades Central Community High School. He also plans to visit and meet with students of Palm Beach State College in an effort to enlist them to serve as mentors for the younger population of the city. To read more about Lee’s outreach efforts in his hometown, click here.

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