In Tampa, Soccer is becoming Community

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Chad Cathers 50 of Pinellas County attended the Tampa Bay Rowdies final home game of the 2019 season on Saturday October 12.   

Chad says “it is cool, this is my first time attending a professional soccer game. You couldn’t ask for a better day for a soccer game, the weather is gorgeous.  Chrissie and I were fortunate to be invited by a friend whom had sideline reserved tickets.”  We have good seats he says. It’s not like hockey though, we probably won’t see fighting. But, it’s cool, he says. 

Having played barnyard soccer, Cathers says the Rowdies maintained great ball control throughout the first half. He says, “I may have just become a soccer fan.” I enjoyed the game, a delicious sandwich called shroom portabella from a food truck and I am impressed with the community representation from the Rowdies.” It was cool to see the youth walk onto the field with the players immediately before the game started and to see them lined up along the sidelines. It’s nice to see an organization that is committed to their community.  

Unbeknownst to me, it was Pinellas County School night. The kids appeared to be enjoying the spotlight, says Cathers. 

According the Tampa Bay Rowdies website, The Tampa Bay Rowdies Network is an affiliation program between Youth Soccer Clubs, Leagues, Associations, Community Based Programs (CBOs) and the Rowdies. It is designed to provide exclusive growth opportunities to the Members and access to Rowdies’ players, staff, facilities, and more. 

The Rowdies ended up tying the game 1:1. I will look forward to attending another match in the future.   

As mentioned in an article by Science Daily, Soccer improves health, fitness and social abilities. “Soccer is a pleasurable team sport that provides an all-round fitness and can be used as treatment for lifestyle-related diseases. Men worry less when playing soccer than when running. Women’s soccer creates we-stories and helps women stay active.” 

Lastly, Cathers says, “everyone that I was in attendance with at the game can’t wait until next year’s season to see what the rowdies will bring.” 

For more information please visit https://www.rowdiessoccer.com

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