Official News Release of the San Diego Sunfire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR #2003-12 (August 8, 2003)
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Home Opener next Saturday, August 16th!!

San Diego, CA – San Diego kicks off the home portion of their inaugural WPFL season on Saturday, August 16th, 7:05 pm at La Jolla High in a rematch against the Long Beach Aftershock.
Check below for the complete game schedule.

The San Diego SunFire began the season last Sunday afternoon on the road with an 18-6 defeat at the hands of the improved Long Beach Aftershock at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. The new and improved Aftershock now have key members of the disbanned Los Angeles Lasers on it’s team, making for a bigger more powerful championship contender. Despite that, San Diego kept the Shock in check until late in the third when the Aftershock took advantage of SunFire turnovers.

The SunFire lost more than the game last Sunday. DL veteran Kelly Loftis was injured in the 4th quarter of the game. Loftis, who is active duty Navy, jumped offside and was hit during her, backpedal. She was unconscious on the field for 5-7 minutes. The 22-year-old suffered neck and spine injuries and is currently hospitalized at Long Beach Memorial. Doctors say they’ll know more as the swelling decreases, but believe that Loftis will regain feeling in her legs. The rehab process is expected to last for 3-6 months.The 2003 WPFL regular season began August 2nd and consists of a ten game schedule for the SunFire. San Diego will play its home games at La Jolla High School.

Last season the SunFire finished its 2nd campaign at 9-1, the best regular season record in the AFWL and Silver Cup Winners of the league. The SunFire returns with some key members of last year’s squads and some impressive rookies. San Diego will play teams like the Long Beach Aftershock, LA Amazons, Arizona Knight Hawks, Houston Energy and the Arizona Caliente.

Press passes are available. Call 619-295-8649 for press info.

2003 San Diego SunFire Schedule

Week 1 Sun. Aug 3 – @ Long Beach
Week 2 – Sat. Aug 9 – BYE
Week 3 – Sat Aug 16 – Long Beach
Week 4 – Sat. Aug 23 – LA Amazons
Week 5 – Sat. Aug 30 – @AZ Caliente
Week 6 – Sat. Sep 6 – @Houston Energy
Week 7 – Sat. Sep 13 – Scorpions
Week 8 – Sat. Sep 20 – BYE
Week 9 – Sat. Sept 27 – AZ Knighthawks
Week 10 – Sat. Oct 4 – @LA Amazons 1pm
Week 11 – Sat. Oct 11 – @AZ Knighthawks
Week 12 – Sat. Oct 18 – AZ Caliente

BOLD – denotes home game at La Jolla High School


SunFire Hotpocket! This season the SunFire will introduce the HOTPOCKET – a place for fun and games before the first quarter!! Starting 2 hours before game time fans will get music, food, clowns, football fun games, airbrush tattoos, health information, free massages and a place to make a sign for their favorite SunFire Player!! Game times are 7:05p. the SunFire HotPocket will open at 5pm on game days!!

Home Game Giveaways Announced!

This season All SunFire Fans will get gameday giveaways!!
8/16/03 – Feel the Heat Cheersticks!
8/23/02 – SunFire Water Bottles!
9/13/03 – Player Calendar/Autograph book!
9/27/03 – SunFire Trading cards!
10/18/03 – SunFire Poms!

SunFire at the San Diego Hall of Champions! On Saturday, August 26, meet the women of the San Diego SunFire from 11 am to 1 pm near their exhibit at the San Diego Hall of Champions. The SunFire is the only women’s football team to have a featured display. San Diego’s Superwomen will be on hand to sign autographs and meet fans. Pick up your season brochure and game schedule!!

New Sponsors and Marketing partners!

SunFire and Bally Fitness Centers! The SunFire and Bally’s have reached a ground breaking Sponsorship and Marketing agreement. Bally’s is now the official gym of the San Diego SunFire!! Ballys and the SunFire will offer all season ticket holders a free 1-month pass to Bally’s so they can workout with the SunFire!!! Additionally, all Bally’s current members will be offered a special buy one get one free single game ticket offer to see the SunFire in action!!

SunFire and California VIP! The SunFire and California VIP club card has reached a Sponsorship and Marketing agreement for the 2003 season!! California’s premier VIP cardholders will be able to get front of the line service and purchase SunFire single game tickets 2 for 1 at the gate!! The VIP club card offers holders hundreds of local discounts saving members thousands of dollars while affording card holders VIP treatment at San Diego’s’ favorite nightclubs restaurants and attractions!

SunFire and Netflix! The San Diego SunFire and Netflix the #1 online DVD rental company have reached a Sponsorship and Marketing agreement to offer a free signup and a special rate forSunFire fans!! Fans will be able to rent as many DVDs as they want for a special SunFire monthly price.

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