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Sandsharks Ready To Make Impact On The Charleston Scene

January 27, 2006 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Charleston Sand Sharks News Release

Mayor Keith Summey will formally welcome the newest members of the National Indoor Football League to the Charleston area at a press conference scheduled for Thursday, February 2 nd at 11:30am at Club North, located in the North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 North Coliseum Drive. At that time, the Charleston Sandsharks of the NIFL will unveil the logo for the team ready to bring indoor football to the Charleston area.

Among those in attendance to field questions from the media will be NIFL President Carolyn Shiver, local football star and former NFL player Oronde Gadsden, current owner of the Miami Morays of the NIFL, and Sandsharks owner Urie Smalls and his business partner Kendrick Bannister. North Charleston Coliseum General Manager Dave Holscher and Marketing Director Alan Coker will answer questions concerning the team's partnership with the 13,000 seat facility located in the center of the Charleston area.

Sandsharks current owner Urie Smalls is looking forward to the team's debut in March. "I'm really excited about the chance to bring hard hitting football and lots of fun to the families and the fans in our community. The NIFL is a solid and proven league for indoor football, and it's especially encouraging to see the businesses that have already come on board to lend support to the team. These sponsors see this as a viable way to team up with a pro sports team to increase awareness for themselves while supporting sports in the Charleston area."

The Sandsharks will introduce new Head Football Coach Ted Coleman on Thursday. He will speak about his football background and give an update on the team's progress as it begins it's initial campaign in the National Indoor Football League.

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