Tampa Bay Sports CommissionLooking to get involved and some fun sports and community related events? Look no further! Check out these great volunteer opportunities with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Creative Loafing Beer Fest: The Art of Beer – September 22, 2012
This Annual Beer Fest will take place at the Tampa Museum of Art and feature more than 75 beers to sample with live entertainment by The Black Honkeys and The Distinguished Men of Brass. Volunteers are currently needed for beer pouring and various other tasks. Free food, t-shirts, parking, and other items will be provided for those individuals. If interested in volunteering, please email london.fajkus@creativeloafing.com with the subject titled “Beer Fest Volunteer” and please be sure to include your shirt size and shift preference (5:00pm-8:00pm OR 7:30pm-10:30pm).

Oktoberfest Tampa – October 12-14, 2012
This three-day festival is Tampa’s largest Oktoberfest celebration and is located along the banks of the Hillsborough River at Curtis Hixon Park. Volunteer at Oktoberfest Tampa and earn your way into the fest! There are many ways to participate on the Oktoberfest Tampa volunteer team. Positions are open to help out with Oktoberfest Games, Kids Zone, Bike Valet, ticket sales and admissions. More details are available on our volunteer sign-up link. If you're interested in helping out, simply click "I'll be there" for your preferred time session and leave your email address and we'll contact you right away: http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=oktoberfest_tampa_volunteers

Soccer for a Cure – November 9-11, 2012
Be a part of history and help make a difference. This special fundraising event, with proceeds benefiting the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, will also attempt to break the world record of the longest soccer game ever played. Soccer for a Cure will take place at the BAYSL Soccer Complex at JC Handley Park in Brandon. Volunteers will be needed for various functions during the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please email: soccerforacure12@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.curemeso.org/soccer.

Game Day of Champions – December 15, 2012
The Game Day of Champions Football program provides Hillsborough County youth football teams a special opportunity to play on the same field as their favorite collegiate and professional athletes. This event will feature football teams and cheerleaders from local youth leagues, all of whom won their respective league championship. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties including, but not limited to: team registration, team escorts to stadium positions, and event operations. Please contact Tony Diaz at TDiaz@VisitTampaBay.com to sign up or for more information.

National Veterans Wheelchair Games – July 13-18, 2013
Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs presents the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa on July 13-18, 2013. More than 600 Veterans will compete in 17 sporting events over six days in the largest annual wheelchair sporting event in the world. If you are interested in volunteering for this great event, please contact Camilla Thompson at Camilla.Thompson@VA.gov or 813-972-2000 ext. 6580. You’ll be inspired! Help us to "Seize the Day in Tampa Bay"!

For more information or questions on these events, visit www.TampaBaySports.org, or contact Tony Diaz at TDiaz@VisitTampaBay.com!