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Tampa Bay Rowdies to Host Inaugural Jr. Reporter Contest

St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 9, 2018) – Do you have what it takes to be a Tampa Bay Rowdies Jr. Reporter? The Rowdies are searching for Tampa Bay area kids who have a natural talent in front of the camera and a passion for sports. Two children will be selected from the Rowdies inaugural Jr. Reporter contest to join the Rowdies media production department this summer.

“I believe it’s important for the Rowdies to be active in the community,” said Tampa Bay Rowdies Owner and CEO Bill Edwards. “This program will give local youth a head start in pursuing their dream of becoming a sports reporter.”

The Rowdies Jr. Reporters will have the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand journalism and reporting experience by working with Rowdies staff on match day sideline reporting, local community events and player interviews. The program will require the children to research and write articles, report in videos and take photos for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

To be considered, kids must be between the ages of 8-12 and must submit an application on that includes an essay on why the applicant wants to be a Rowdies Jr. Reporter, and a video entry of the applicant reporting on a Rowdies game or event. The program runs throughout the summer season (June 1- August 31) and applicants must be available for various segments, game days and events. The application period for the Tampa Bay Rowdies Jr. Reporter program closes on May 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Once the application period closes, a selection committee consisting of Tampa Bay Rowdies Owner and CEO Bill Edwards, Tampa Bay Rowdies COO Lee Cohen and the Rowdies public relations and video production department will select two Tampa Bay Rowdies Summer Jr. Reporters.

For more information on the Tampa Bay Rowdies or to download the application, visit


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