BUCCANEERS: A SEASON OF HEARTBREAK OR HOPE?
It’s finally time for the Bruce Arians Era to really begin as our Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the the San Francisco 49ers. It seems as if the preseason didn’t provide answers to a lot of Bucs question marks. Still, there’s always hope in openers, and there’s a pregame concert by Tim McGraw along with a halftime encore. Ticket prices vary. Stadium entry begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Game at 2. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (866) 582-2827. buccaneers.com.
RAYS: BLUE JAYS FLY SOUTH
The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled host the Toronto Blue Jays in a series Thursday to Sunday at Tropicana Field this week. However, the games could possibly be affected in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Please see tampabay.com for any updates. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $20 and up. 888-FANRAYS. mpv.tickets.com. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 620-AM, 95.3-FM.
FUN RUNS: FOR A CAUSE
Hands for Hope: A pet-friendly walk with a kickball game, flag football, raffles and food vendors. Benefits families and people living with sickle-cell disease. $25. 8 a.m. Saturday. Rowlett Park, 2401 E Yukon St., Tampa. (813) 417-1014.
Fall Stampede: The eighth annual 5K run and 1-mile run/walk features a mascot race, photos with the Chick-fil-A cows and a post-race party with food, games and prizes. Benefits Children’s Cancer Center. Registration by donation. 8 a.m. Saturday. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard, Tampa. (813) 367-5437, Ext. 5. childrenscancercenter.org.
0.1 Run: Grab your tasting glass and slowly work your way along the 528-foot course lined with finger food and beer stops. Cross the finish line and get a medal. Benefits Jump for Kids, providing mentoring and personal training for Tampa Bay youth. $60. 3 p.m. Saturday. Dunedin House of Beer, 927 Broadway. (727) 216-6318.
Butterfly GloWalk: The 5K fun run along takes place on the beach with live music, face painting and a wing tasting. Wings and glowing attire recommended. Benefits My Hope Chest for breast reconstruction for cancer survivors. $45, $25 kids. 6 p.m. Saturday. Snack Shack, 15100 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. (727) 642-4243.