Star Wars game special uniform auction will benefit TOPS Soccer on Saturday

by Brian Ackley

LAKELAND, Fla. -- When the Florida Tropics host the St. Louis Ambush in its annual Star Wars game this Saturday, there's going to be more than just one winner.

That's because specially designed uniforms the Tropics will wear will be available for auction starting at 4pm on Saturday through 6pm on Monday, with proceeds going to benefit TOPSoccer in Florida. 

US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. The goal of the program is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.

In addition to the jersey auction, you can also win one by wearing the best Star Wars Costume to the game! Additional promotions include a LightSaber giveaway courtesy of Lakeland Electric to the first 250 fans.

Saturday's game is being sponsored by Florida Polytechnic Institute, and kicks off at 5:05 p.m. 

In addition, Miss Florida Michaela McLean will be on hand to serve as the in-game host!  The uniform auction will start at 4 p.m. Saturday, and bids can be made through the Live Source app (download in the app store). For tickets, visit, or call 863-240-0101.