Our first-ever virtual Catch for Christmas auction is live Nov. 26 at 8:00 am ET through Dec. 3 at 6:00 pm ET. Register to bid on exclusive items and experiences. All proceeds support the Foundation and our Catch for Christmas events, where Mike and Ashli give holiday gifts to kids in Tampa.
NFL wide receiver Mike Evans and his wife, Ashli, started the foundation in 2017 to make a difference in the lives of children in need, and families impacted by domestic violence.
Our Inaugural Gala will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Marriott Water Street Hotel in Tampa. Mike Evans, his teammates, and guests will gather to celebrate those who have made a difference in the Tampa community.
Catch for Christmas
The holiday season is one of the happiest times of the year for Mike, Ashli and the Evans family. In December of 2020, the Mike Evans Family Foundation carried out its annual Catch for Christmas event in the Tampa area. While 2020 was a tough year for so many, we were happy to be able to take a step back and provide help for the surrounding Tampa community. With your support, we were able to provide smiles, happiness and surprises for so many in their time of need. This event is so special to Mike and Ashli because they love seeing the smiles and excitement of the children as they open their gifts!
The Buccaneers’ team mascot, Captain Fear, was accompanied by Buccaneers cheerleaders as they went door to door delivering the gifts to children. Afterwards, the children were surprised with a recorded video message from Mike and Ashli.
In addition to the holiday gifts, each family received gift cards worth $2,000, courtesy of the Mike Evans Family Foundation.
You can help Mike, Ashli and the Mike Evans Family Foundation spread holiday cheer this year by participating in our first-ever Catch for Christmas online auction. The auction opens at 8:00 am ET on Friday, Nov. 26 and closes at 6:00 pm ET on Friday, Dec. 3. Proceeds will go towards providing gifts to children and families in the Tampa community who have faced some pretty tough times.
Catch for Kids
Mike worked hard for two reasons in the postseason: to help win the Lombardi Trophy for the Buccaneers and to give back to the Tampa Bay community! Through Super Bowl LV Sunday, the Mike Evans Family Foundation hosted the first ever Catch for Kids Campaign. For every receiving yard Mike was credited with, one item was donated to the Children’s Home Network, a Tampa organization that cares for families and children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Plus, for every touchdown Mike scored, an additional 13 items were donated.
After the 2020-21 season, the Mike Evans Family Foundation donated 230 items from the Children’s Home Network Amazon wish list, including baby bottles, shoes, linens and more! If you want to get in on giving back, donations made on this website will be used to purchase even more personal care items for children in need. Thanks for your support! Let’s Go Bucs!
The Buccaneers’ star receiver is proving once again to be a difference-maker off the field both in the Tampa Bay area and back home in Galveston, Texas. By Bailey Adams In each of his first seven NFL seasons, Mike Evans has been one of the Buccaneers’ most impactful...
By: Jillian Ramos - ABC Action News - WFTS Tampa Super Bowl Champion Mike Evans and his wife spend a lot of time giving back to the Tampa Bay community though the Mike Evans Foundation. Evans started the Foundation in 2017, providing scholarships for kids to go to...
by Jordan Highsmith - Tampa By 10 - WTSP.COM TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and his wife, Ashli Evans, awarded $65,000 in scholarships to students in Tampa, Fla., Galveston, Texas, and other cities. As part of the Mike Evans Family...