I think the title says it all on this particular post, but I wanted to make sure I got everybodys attention! Now, before I tell you what we're giving away, I figure I would give you some insight as to why we're doing it!

Now as you remember from my post last week, Friday is the big day the USA Bid Committee, will officially hand over the bid for the 2018/2022 World Cup to FIFA (soccer's governing body), which they will review over the course of the next few months. They will then announce the host countries for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup in early December.

My previous post indicated that we would be doing a physical City Wide Tweet-Up at various locations across the city, but we decided to change it up a bit. This is basically going to be a virtual Tweet-Up of sorts. We want you to stand up and show the folks over in Zurich Switzerland that we are excited and fully support the bid to bring the FIFA World Cup to the USA!!! I can't emphasize what an event of this magnitude would mean to our city (think three Super Bowls over the course of a month). So come Friday we need to you be Tweeting your little fingers off to show them what we are made of, not only here in Tampa, but in the United States!

Now, just to make sure that you are properly motivated about this, (in addition to just wanting to give away some free stuff) we'll be giving away some pretty unbelievable prizes all day long on Friday from 10am-4pm for those of you who mention #GoUSABid in any tweets on Friday.

Now there are a few different ways that you can enter yourself in to win those prizes this Friday:
  1. Tweet one of our suggested Tweets. (We'll provide those on Wednesday)
  2. Re-Tweet any post where we mention "#GoUSABid" hashtag.
  3. Come up with your own enthusiastic Tweets and use the "#GoUSABid" hashtag.
On Wednesday I'll let you guys know exactly what all prizes you'll be playing for, and believe me, it will be worth the wait, as these are some serious prizes we will have available! In the meantime though, here is a list of the some of the places where these prizes will be coming from:
In the mean time though, if you haven't already done so, head over to www.VisitTampaBay.com/WorldCup, or www.GoUSABid.com/TampaBay, and sign the petition to show your support for Tampa Bay and the USA as we try and bring this amazing event here for the year 2018 or 2022!

Well that's it for now folks, but stay tuned in for more on FIFA World Cup related Tampa Bay Sports updates and Tampa Bay area events!