Welcome to the July publication of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC) e-news bulletin. This edition features a recap of the 12th annual Tampa Bay Volleyball Combine, the latest on October's Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest, as well as the Bulls Kickoff Luncheon on August 15. We close out with the latest TBSC volunteer opportunities and upcoming youth and amateur events.

Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest

Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest Food Sample Wristbands On-Sale Now!

Join us for a FREE, family-friendly event at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park on October 5. Tailgate Taste Fest’s robust schedule includes activities for the casual event-goer and the ultimate sports fan alike. Entertainment consists of a food competition with local restaurants serving up the most delicious tailgate foods Tampa has to offer, live music from local and national bands, a competitive corn hole tournament and, of course, live action from the day’s most exciting college football games shown on huge LED video screens! Save the date so you don't miss the opportunity to get outside and enjoy one of Tampa Bay’s best tailgates.

Tailgate Taste Fest Food-Sample and VIT (Very Important Tailgater) wristbands are on sale - purchase now and save!

12th annual tampa bay volleyball combine

Tampa Bay Sports Commission Hosts the 12th Annual Volleyball Combine

Taking place on Thursday, July 18 on the University of Tampa's campus, the 12th annual Tampa Bay Volleyball Combine, hosted by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, showcased over 100 high school volleyball players from across the area aspiring to compete at the next level. Run by collegiate and high school volleyball coaches, the combine provides the unique opportunity to demonstrate their skills in front of college recruiters. Check out highlights from the event at the video below.


USF Football Kickoff Luncheon Tickets are Available Now!

Meet the USF football team, hear from Head Coach Charlie Strong and get ready for the 2019 season by attending the Bulls Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 15. The event begins at 11 a.m. (check-in) at Tampa Marriott Water Street.

Tampa Bay Sports Commission Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

The goals of the TBSC 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. To volunteer for any of our upcoming events, visit our official event page.


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TBSC Youth and Amateur Events

Upcoming TBSC Youth, Amateur, Entertainment Events

  • July 27-28 GSA Summer Sizzler
  • August 7-11 American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament
  • August 24-25 Adult Softball State Championships

For a full list of event previews, please visit our TBSC event calendar at the link below.

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