JULY 2018 EDITION


Purchase Your USF Football Season Tickets Today!

You’ve always wanted to be a Season Ticket Member of one of your favorite Tampa area teams, now here is your chance! For only $99 you receive 100-level seats to cheer on the USF Bulls at Raymond James Stadium, and your season ticket purchase includes highly anticipated match-ups against ACC opponent, Georgia Tech and War on I-4 rival, UCF!

USF has been ranked in the National Top 25 for 20 Consecutive Weeks – The Bulls are for real and only getting better!  Now is the time as fewer than 200 of these seats remain. 3 of 4 $99 sections are already sold out. Call 1-800-GO-BULLS or visit USFBullsTix.com to order your season tickets today!

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Relive the Tamika Catchings "Catch the Stars" Clinic: #24Forever Legacy Tour 

 

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission and the Tampa Police Athletic League partnered with Tamika Catchings Catch the Stars Foundation by hosting one of her #24Forever Legacy Tours, a fun-filled free basketball clinic hosted in underserved and low income communities. Catch the Stars empowers youth (ages 7-18) by providing goal setting programs that promote FITNESS, LITERACY and YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Over 50 kids enjoyed a morning of basketball drills and life skills. The University of South Florida Women’s Basketball team and staff volunteered as on-court clinicians and were active role models in helping grow the game. To top it all off, the clinic served as the first stop on the #WFFTampaBay Trophy Tour campaign. All the participants had the opportunity to get their photo with the NCAA Championship trophy and Tamika Catchings, a NCAA & WNBA Champion.

Watch the video above.


Hillsborough County’s New Tournament Sports Complex (“SportsPlex”) Books First Event

The Tampa Sports Authority (TSA), in partnership with Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC), are proud to announce that the USFTL has selected the new Championship SportsPlex of Tampa Bay to host their National Championships January 18-20, 2019.

The new SportsPlex, funded by Hillsborough County and managed by the Tampa Sports Authority, is a multi-sport championship facility designed to bring elite tournaments to the area. The facility, located in southeast Hillsborough County, is centrally located to the airport, interstates and Downtown Tampa. The SportsPlex can accommodate a wide range of events, including soccer, football and lacrosse. (tampasportsplex.com)

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Replay Tampa Bay Teams with USF on Street Medicine Run

Held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary, over 200 items and five bins of apparel were collected to aide the local community.

In late June, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and University of South Florida Athletics hosted a distribution event in partnership with USF Health and Tampa Bay Street Medicine (TBSM) where USF student athletes and administrators literally hit the streets with TBSM members, helping provide support, clothing and socks to the unsheltered population in downtown Tampa.

Watch the video above. 


Over 1,800 Participants Take Part in AAU Gymnastics National Championship

Over 1,800 competitors from across the United States descended upon Tampa Bay for the 2018 AAU Gymnastics National Championship at the Tampa Convention Center. This marks the second time (2007) that Tampa Bay has hosted this prestigious event. TBSC Correspondent, Sophia Carbone had the opportunity to catch up with City and AAU officials on the impact of the event.

Watch the video above or visit TampaBaySports.org


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

Enter 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, 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 07/31/18. 

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Get Your 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four Updates at WFFTampaBay.com


Under the Lights Flag Football Crowns its National Champions

Nearly 100 teams from across 10 states converged on the campus of the University of South Florida to participate at the inaugural Under the Lights Flag Football National Championships. Competitors ranged from kindergarten to eighth grade. By final whistle, four teams from the Tampa Bay-area held true to their home field advantage as they claimed National Championships.

Watch the action above. 


Having A Ball: George Sosnak's Striking Portraits From America's Pastime

LAST CHANCE! The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to present Having a Ball: Striking Portraits from America’s Pastime by George Sosnak. One of the most beloved and best known folk art painters of baseball, George Sosnak parleyed his enthusiasm for the sport into two concurrent careers. The showcase ends July 22, 2018. 

Visit TampaMuseum.org for more on the showcase.


Tampa Bay Sports Commission Volunteer Opportunities

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 TDiaz@TampaBaySports.org or visit the link below.

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