TAMPA, FL - On Thursday, June 16, the local sports community will again come together for Tampa Bay’s premier, annual “off-the-field” event, the Tampa Bay Sneaker Soiree. Hosted by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, programming will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre. The event is officially sold out.
Now in its sixth year, the Soiree will recognize a year’s worth of local sports properties’ on and off the field achievements, while commemorating leaders and key influencers throughout the Bay Area.
Three awards will spotlight the night. The Freddie Solomon Moral Courage Award is given to a person who shows tremendous courage in the face of adversity. The Tom McEwen Community Advocate of the Year Award is presented to a person or group of people in recognition of their outstanding support and advocacy of sports in Tampa Bay, and the Lee Roy Selmon Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed to an individual(s) that demonstrate a lifetime’s worth of incredible support for the Tampa Bay sports community.
The Sneaker Soiree and Budweiser will also crown its fourth ‘King of Tampa Bay Sports’. The contest allows for one local super fan the opportunity to attend over 200 Tampa Bay home sporting contests in 2016-17.
Bright House Sports Network will broadcast the event for an airing date that has yet to be determined. 620 WDAE, a Clear Channel station, will air the event live in its entirety.
Partners for the 2016 Tampa Bay Sneaker Soiree include: Coca-Cola, Under Armour, 620 WDAE, Bright House Sports Network, Budweiser, DeBartolo Sports and Events, Diamond View Studios, Elder Automotive, HUB International, McKibbon Hospitality, Moffitt Cancer Center, LV Thompson Family Foundation, Mainsail Lodging and Development, Northwestern Mutual of North Tampa, Pepin Distributing, Southern Wine & Spirits, TECO Energy, Jones Lang LaSalle, Synovus Bank, Tampa Bay Times, tbt*, Visit Tampa Bay, Academy Bus, Betras, Kopp & Harshman, LLC, DVC Marketing, Grow Financial, Hillsborough County, Modern Business Associates, Outdoor America Images and Thuzi.