PR #2003-10 (August 1, 2003)
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San Diego SunFire Media Release

3rd Season Kicks off this Weekend!!!

San Diego, CA – Third time’s the charm!!  The SunFire’s 2003 season kicks off this weekend!  San Diego will travel to Long Beach on Sunday August 3rdCheck below for the complete game schedule.

Last season San Diego spent the campaign in the start up AFWL, a league of teams based solely on the West Coast. The makeshift league was a temporary stomping ground for the SunFire and has been dissolved. “With the WAFL break up in 2001, our main goal was to have a group of teams to play, and we accomplished that by starting the AFWL,” says Owner/GM Donna Fox.  “Joining the WPFL was just a natural progression for the SunFire.”

The 2003 WPFL regular season begins 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 will be available starting next week.  The first SunFire home game is August 16th Call 619-295-8649 for press info.


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 for SunFire fans!!  Fans will be able to rent as many DVDs as they want for a special SunFire monthly price.

Season starts this weekend!!!  Go SunFire!

2003 Season 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 11 – Sat. Oct 18 – AZ Caliente