Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Tampa Bay Storm will skip flag football game

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Storm to skip flag football Game Saturday

Saturday's charity flag football game at the Otis Andrews Sports Complex won't feature the Tampa Bay Storm as the team mourns the death of standout receiver Chandler Williams.

Williams died last weekend while playing in a flag football tournament in South Florida. He was 27. He had signed with Toronto of the Canadian Football League in June.

The Storm was set to take on the Tampa Bay Sentinels, a team composed of first responders from the Tampa Bay area, at the complex at 2058 E Cherry St.

Spokesman Jim Robinson said the Storm will not participate in the match but instead will travel to a memorial service for Williams in Miami.

The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the gate. Admission is free for children under 5 and people with disabilities. An auction and 50/50 raffle are planned as well.

Ribbon-cutting for townhome units

The city is set this morning to officially welcome Alexander Woods Townhomes, an 80-unit development acquired this summer by Florida Home Partnership, a nonprofit developer and home builder. Alexander Woods was a failed development until bought by Florida Home. The two- to three-bedroom units sell for $88,000 to $90,000. A ribbon-cutting at the affordable housing development is set for 10 a.m. at 273 Alexander Woods Drive.

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