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6/5/2018 Member News

Rowdies Select Three Tampa Bay Kids as Jr. Reporters


CONTACT: Nico Castillo, PR Director, Tampa Bay Rowdies,, 813-527-1376

Rowdies Select Three Tampa Bay Kids as Jr. Reporters

St. Petersburg, Fla. (June 5, 2018) – You’ll be seeing some new faces on the Rowdies sidelines this summer. The Tampa Bay Rowdies have selected 10-year-old Sadie Fontana from Trinity, 11-year-old Jacob Hoff from St. Petersburg and 12-year-old Giovanni Scanio from Odessa as their inaugural Jr. Reporters.

The exclusive Jr. Reporter program will give the kids an opportunity to interview players and coaches at training, be featured in social media game day experience videos, research and film feature segments and even work alongside professional sports reporters.

“The contest drew in some amazingly talented kids from right here in our Tampa Bay community,” said Tampa Bay Rowdies Owner and CEO Bill Edwards. “It was difficult to make a selection, but Giovanni’s dress for success and big personality, Sadie’s professionalism and Jacob’s soccer knowledge and experience impressed us. We’re excited to have them join our Rowdies staff for the summer.”

The Rowdies Jr. Reporters will be announced at the home match this Saturday, June 9th. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 727-222-2000 or by visiting