Tony Dungy, Buccaneers Lead Effort to Have Confederate Monument Taken Down

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn donates $1K to move Confederate statue

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn donates $1K to move Confederate statue

The GoFundMe effort to raise $140,000 to move a Confederate monument from the front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse has met its goal in a day.

The teams, apparently, responded to a post on Twitter made Thursday morning by the former Buccaneers Coach Tony Dungy, who said he would donate $5,000 but also challenged the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays to offer their financial support. It appears that Dungy, the Lightning, Bucs, and Rays will be taking care of the shortfall.

A mob of white nationalists invaded Charlottesville this past weekend to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

"Recognizing that this monument does not reflect the values of our community, in collaboration with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, our organizations have dedicated funds to assist in moving the statue from the public space in front of the courthouse", the statement reads.

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Several cities in the United States have recently removed or torn down Confederate statues and symbols. Bob Gries, former owner of arena football team the Tampa Bay Storm, also added $50,000.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn posted to social media a picture of a signed check from him for $1,000 to Hillsborough County. The rally got so heated and violent it resulted in the death of a 32-year-old woman and 19 more injured after James Alex Fields Jr. drove his auto into a crowd of people.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, county commissioners voted Wednesday to move the monument to a small family cemetery in Brandon, Florida - if $140,000 in private money could be raised within 30 days to do so.

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