In a highly anticipated event, the new women’s soccer team in Tampa Bay presented its name, logo, and colors on a vibrant Saturday evening.
With over 500 enthusiastic fans in attendance, Mayor Jane Castor unveiled the team’s official name: Tampa Bay Sun Football Club.
Club President Christina Unkel shared insights into the thoughtful process that led to this choice, emphasizing community engagement and feedback. She stated, “Through months of thoughtful discussions and meetings with fan groups, we turned directly to our local communities. We listened to their stories about who we are, why we choose to call this area home, and, most importantly, why we adore this place.”
The team’s primary goal was to discover a unifying element that resonates with the community and encapsulates the essence of Tampa that everyone cherishes.
At the event, fans had the opportunity to acquire brand-new team merchandise. The festivities were further enhanced with an array of lights, music, and bursts of confetti.
For those interested in owning a piece of the Tampa Bay Sun Football Club, the collection is available for purchase at tampabaysunfc.com.
During the preceding summer, the team initiated a crowdsourcing effort, collecting 2,500 suggestions from the Tampa Bay community. Notably, “sun” emerged as a prominent theme, with nine submissions proposing the name “Tampa Bay Sun FC.” One submission poetically expressed, “You can have Tampa Bay Sun FC, and within an hour you can touch the beach, the city, and the country.”
The nine individuals who contributed this name will receive a prize pack, including team merchandise and a ball autographed by the players once the official roster is announced. These athletes will make history as Tampa Bay’s first-ever female top-tier professional sports team.
Denise Schilte-Brown, a distinguished figure in women’s soccer, will lead the team as its head coach. The team will share its home stadium with Blake High School, situated in the heart of Downtown Tampa.
For eager fans, the team has commenced accepting deposits for season tickets, starting at a reasonable $24.
This marks an exciting development in the world of Tampa Bay sports, and the community eagerly anticipates the upcoming inaugural season of the Tampa Bay Sun Football Club.
Booty Patrol Impersonator Apprehended by Florida Deputies
DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida deputies have apprehended an individual posing as a “Booty Patrol” driver.
Earlier in the week, the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office issued a public warning regarding a driver who allegedly impersonated law enforcement officers while driving a Chevrolet Silverado equipped with red and blue lights.
The distinctive feature of this vehicle was its green decals, which prominently featured the words “Booty Patrol” in various locations on the truck.
Deputies have reported that they successfully located the Silverado and its driver on Sunday, one day before the sheriff’s office’s Facebook post regarding the incident. The driver was issued a citation for violating Florida State Statute 316.2397, which pertains to the use of certain prohibited lights on vehicles.
In their official statement, DeSoto deputies underscored the importance of community awareness and cooperation, expressing gratitude to the public for providing information about the suspicious vehicle. Such collaborative efforts are essential for maintaining a safe and secure environment for local residents.