August 2018 Edition

Team Tampa Bay Comes Together to Assist Joey Johnston

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning, Rays, Rowdies and University of South Florida have teamed up to host a two week, community-wide “Team Tampa Bay for Joey J 50-50 Raffle” to assist with the financial medical needs of 15 year old Joey Johnston, the son of legendary Tampa Bay sports writer, Joey Johnston.

The raffle begn on Monday, August 13, and will conclude Monday, August 27, with the winner drawn on August 28. The raffle raises funds for the benefit of the Johnston Family to assist in offsetting anticipated medical, personal and household expenses resulting from injuries he sustained in a tragic accident on July 8, 2018.

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Kickoff Series Continues with USA-Colombia On Oct.11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

The next stop of the fall Kickoff Series will take place in Tampa on Oct. 11 when the U.S. Men’s National Team hosts 16th-ranked Colombia at Raymond James Stadium. FS1, UniMas and UDN will broadcast the match live beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Colombia will be the fifth team in the Top 20 of the FIFA World Rankings to face the MNT in the Kickoff Series, joining Brazil, England, Italy and Mexico. The six-match set will provide the aspiring young U.S. side with top-level competition at the start of their four-year journey toward the 2022 World Cup. The remaining opponent for October will be finalized in the near future.

The MNT returns to Tampa following the 3-2 win against Martinique in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Overall, the USA holds a lifetime record of 4-1-1 at Raymond James Stadium. Nine different U.S. players have put their name on the scoresheet in those matches, including two individual multi-goal games (Landon Donovan, Jordan Morris) and three scored by defenders (Carlos Bocanegra, Clarence Goodson, Omar Gonzalez).

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NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series Comes to Tampa Bay This September

For the first time in NAGAAA’s 42-year history, Tampa Bay will host the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance’s (NAGAAA) 2018 Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) from Sept. 3rd-8th and will showcase our region in ways that will leave a lasting impression and create treasured memories for all involved. We call on the support of the entire Greater Tampa Bay Community to host thousands of participants that will take part in the 2018 GSWS. Over 200 of these teams with 5,000+ players and fans participate in NAGAAA GSWS annually, hosted in a different member city each year.

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Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 6th Annual Treasure Chests 5K and Fun Run  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 6th Annual Treasure Chests 5K and Fun Run, powered by Jabil on Sunday, October 21 before the Buccaneers take on the Cleveland Browns. This year is your chance to finish inside the Buccaneers' all-new indoor practice facility at One Buccaneer Place.  A portion of the proceeds go to breast cancer research and patient services in the Tampa Bay area.  To register, visit today! Brought to you by Jabil and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida.

Register HERE today! 

Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Hillsborough County Host 11th Annual Volleyball Combine

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in partnership with Hillsborough County and Under Armour, hosted the 11th Annual Tampa Bay Volleyball Combine at the University of Tampa’s Bob Martinez Athletics Center on Thursday, July 19.   The event is designed to create exposure opportunities for high school student-athletes aspiring to play at the next level.

A record-setting number of participants, ranging from freshmen to seniors, competed in drills, measurements and simulated matches in front of college and university volleyball coaches.

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Breaking: East Coast Spring Training Showcase to Remain in Tampa

CollClubSports is proud to announce that they have renewed their agreement with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission for the 2019 East Coast Spring Training Showcase event to remain in Plant City, Florida at Mike E. Sansone Community Park and surrounding fields. “The [TBSC] is excited to once again welcome back the National Federation of Collegiate Club Sports Leagues.

Their 2019 National Club Baseball and Softball Spring Training Showcase will mark the 14th consecutive year the event has been hosted in Tampa Bay. In conjunction with Visit Tampa Bay, we look forward to partnering with CollClubSports to provide another unforgettable experience for the collegiate club baseball and softball programs visiting our destination,” says Jason Aughey, Senior Director of the TBSC.

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After School All-Stars Tampa Bay Announces Corporate Challenge

After School All-Stars Tampa Bay is proud to partner with the City of Tampa to present the first-ever Tampa Bay Corporate Challenge (TBCC) on Saturday, November 10 at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. The event is open to Tampa Bay area companies and will encourage company comradery, networking and of course, competition through a variety of sporting events, including a 5K Run/Walk that is also open to family and friends. Registration for the TBCC and the 5K Run/Walk is now open! Visit for more details and to register.

Enter to win TWO Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest VIT Wristbands! 

Active on social? Click the link below and our Facebook post, share our Facebook post and tag your tailgate-loving friends in the comments and be entered to win two (2) VIT (Very Important Tailgater) tickets to the 5th Annual Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on October 6, 2018! This family-friendly event will feature a robust schedule, including a food competition between local restaurants, live music, a corn hole tournament and live action from the day’s best college football games on large LED video screens! One (1) winner to be drawn on 09/1/18. 

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The 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four Trophy Tour Rolls Through Tampa Bay! 

The 2019 #WFFTampaBay trophy has visited multiple locations throughout Tampa Bay since starting its journey to Amalie Arena and April's 2019 Women's Final Four. See below where it has been and where it will be next. Also, if you have an event coming up that you'd like to have considered for a potential trophy visit, fill out the link below! 

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The goals of the volunteer program are to provide an enthusiastic and warm welcome to guests visiting the area, provide information to visitors, and contribute to the general atmosphere of excitement surrounding the event. We work hard to ensure that our events are a tremendous success for the student-athletes, community and fans. The premier sporting events rely on the help and support of volunteers, without whom, all of our events could not run. To volunteer for any of our upcoming events, email Tony Diaz at or visit the link below.

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