Area Youth Take the Field at Raymond James Stadium

Area Youth Take the Field at Raymond James Stadium

Tampa, FL – On Saturday, March 5, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission hosted its annual Hillsborough County Game Day of Champions for twelve area youth soccer teams at Raymond James Stadium. The day’s beautiful weather was finely complimented by the smooth play and glowing gamesmanship displayed by each and every team. The games featured boys and girls players ranging in age from 10 to 16.

“This is a great day for the players,” said Don Hellman Sr. head coach of the BAYSL U-14 Girls team, “They play on a field that most would never get the chance to play on otherwise. This is a very exciting day for them.” Aside from the treat of playing on a professional caliber field, the players also were invited to tour the locker rooms, and were announced over the stadium’s public address system.

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission would like to thank all the players, coaches, and fans for coming out to participate in this event. The Game Day of Champions is sure to continue to be a success, and will remain a part of youth sports in the Tampa area for years to come.

The mission of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission is to attract, promote, and/or organize major amateur sporting events, and grassroots sporting programs, that foster the ongoing development and quality of life for the Tampa Bay Area. The Tampa Bay Sports Commission generated 25,842 hotel visitor room nights in the first quarter of the 2005 fiscal year, which results in $22,150,786.00 in direct spending by visitors.

Game Day of Champions 2005 Results

U-12 Girls
HC United Cougars-2
Town N Country Strykers-0

U-12 Boys
Brandon Jets-1
RYSA Golden Dragons-1

U-14 Girls
Valrico Arsenal-4
Brandon En Fuego-0

U-14 CoEd
Brandon Cyclones-2
HC United Titans-1

U-14 CoEd
Jackson Heights-0

U-16 Girls
New Tampa Titans-0
S. Hillsborough Impact-0