After lessons, the entire family headed to downtown to help Florida Blood Services with another blood drive kick-off party. The kick-off party is for the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Joshua and I spoke and Joshua got to meet our Chief of Police, Chief Castor. Even though we had a sprinkling of rain, it didn't keep the people from donating!
Later in the day Lee headed off to work, I headed off to a meeting regarding Cancer kids going back to school and Joshua and Jarrod went to attend their first Rowdies Soccer Game. My dad called early and said their was a game and he wanted to take the boys. I quickly said...I know someone... let me call him. Ryan with FC Tampa Bay Rowdies came through for us with tickets. The boys were completely excited and Taylor and Avery were also there which was an added bonus. Growing up in Tampa I remember going to the Rowdies games with my mom and dad. I am grateful that my children were able to share the same experience with their grandparents. They didn't have quite the same crowd or the same playing field but the excitement was still there. Joshua was even able to meet two of the original Rowdies players, Doug Wark from the very first team and Craig Fosset who played for them later on.
For those of you who grew up with the Rowdies....remember the song?
The Rowdies run here, the Rowdies run there, they kick the ball around.....
I'll leave the rest for you to sing!
Thanks Ryan....they had a blast and the Rowdies won making it even better!