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Homecoming 2017

 Crusader_Mascot_RGB_100x100.png  It’s Homecoming Week 2017

We have a spectacular week of Homecoming events for our Crusaders this year. Check out all the information below and make it a point to COME HOME to Tampa Catholic this year! Join our students, alumni, parents, families & friends for these featured events!

Dress Down Days for 2017

Monday October 23rd - Jersey and Jeans
Wear your favorite sports team jersey/shirt with jeans or school shorts.

Tuesday October 24th - Holiday Dress Down Day
Dress like you would for your favorite holiday. Wear Red, White and Blue for the 4th of July, your favorite ugly Christmas Sweater, or all that green for St. Patrick's day! 

Wednesday October 25th - “Way Back Wednesday”
Dress up like you did in an old picture of yourself on Instagram. Pull out that old Aeropostale or Hollister t-shirt, sharks-tooth necklace, or that piece of clothing you can’t help but laugh at yourself for wearing! 
Exclusion - no diapers from baby pictures. 

Thursday October 26th - TC Spirit Dress Down Day 
Wear your TC Spirit gear - Green, White, or Black! Go Crusaders!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Talent Night

A Very Special Night of Crusader Talent hosted by TheaterTC. This year our TC Talent Night is back in Crusader Castle (TC Gym). Get your tickets early as this is one of our favorite annual homecoming events!

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Tickets on sale now with the GoFan app!!
Convenience fees apply. GET YOUR TICKET NOW!

Students w/ ID: $2
General Admission: $5

Tickets will also be available at the door!

Show Time: 6:30pm in the TC Gym

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Friday, October 27, 2017
DiMaggio Classic Golf Tournament

Best-ball Scramble ~ Shotgun Start at 9:30am ~ Prizes to top two net and gross teams

treviso-bay-naples-tpc-golf.pngHere's your chance to challenge your fellow grads or TC families to a great day of golf! Sponsored by the Tampa Catholic Dads' Club, this year's tournament will be played at the beautiful TPC Tampa Bay. Online registration and sponsorship information is available at the DiMaggio Classic web page. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities contact Bart Cobb.

Your support of the DiMaggio Classic means you support CRUSADER ATHLETICS!  All proceeds benefit Crusader athletics.

GET YOUR FOURSOME REGISTERED NOW!
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knight_of_the_grill.pngFriday, October 27, 2017
Homecoming Tailgate, Football Game

Tailgate with family and friends from 5:00-7:00PM in the Crusader Castle (TC Gym). Enjoy a fabulous, cooked-onsite Chicken Marsala meal including salad and drink prepared by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Entertainment by the TC Drumline, Cheerleaders & Crusaderettes. Get your FREE commemorative Homecoming Photo provided by JoePhoto-Tampa.

Then march out to Crusader Stadium to watch the Football Game vs. Belleview High School (Ocala): Kickoff at 7:00PM. Homecoming Queen and King announced at halftime.

Dinner only: cost is $15 per person. 
Dinner & Game Combo: cost $20 per person. 

Advance sales only for dinner - no tickets sold at the door. Purchase now at the TC TicketBooth.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
HC_StudentInvitation.pngHomecoming Dance

Get your Passport to Paris for this year's homecoming dance. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods leading up to the special night! Be sure to have your Permission Form signed and returned!

Time: 8:00 to 11:00 pm
Location: Tampa Airport Marriott, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, FL 33607
Tickets: Early Bird $35 or Oct. 16-25th $45.00 per person
Show Time: 6:30pm in the TC Gym

Pre-Order your Homecoming Portrait Packages: download form

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The dedication ceremonies for Tampa Catholic's first home football game and Homecoming at Crusader Stadium. October 21, 2005
Crusaders Wait 43 Years for First Real Homecoming!

Every fall, schools from Washington, DC, to California call their former students back to campus to reunite the far-flung members of their extended families. It is a tradition called Homecoming. Tampa Catholic has celebrated Homecoming since its early football teams began playing in the 1960's. Unfortunately, the team was never able to play its Homecoming game, or any games at home. Even without a stadium on the campus, the Crusader faithful made wherever they played their home games their field and Crusader Spirit was famous in the Tampa area.

After forty years of nomadic existence, the modern era of Crusader Homecoming began in 2005 when Tampa Catholic played it first home game and Homecoming in their new stadium. This marked the culmination of a nearly twenty year quest to obtain permission from the City of Tampa to raise funds and build the facility. Finally, all of TC's children could "Come Home to Rome".

On October 21, 2005, undaunted by impending hurricane Wilma, an overflow crowd watched the Crusaders defeat Admiral Farragut Academy 27-7 for their first homecoming game at home and first-ever home win.

Today, Crusader students, alumni and their families enjoy the electric atmosphere of Crusader home games in Crusader Stadium. Homecoming is a time when all Crusaders can now cheer their team on to victory in a home environment.

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