FSF Awards 32 Grants to bring 93,000 visitors and $70 million to Florida

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Select sporting events coming to Sarasota County this year will receive and extra boost from grant funding provided by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). The grants are available through the Florida Sports Foundation, a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization.  The majority of the funding source for the FSF grants program is the sale of Florida’s nine professional sports license plates.

 

The following events will receive FSF grant funding:

  • USRowing Southeast Regional Championships – May 12-13, 2018, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota
  • NCAA Women’s Divisions I, II, III Rowing National Championship – May 23-27, 2018, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota
  • 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta – September 27-30, 2018, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota
  • USSSA FL Open World Series – June 27 – July 1, 2018, Sarasota County (multiple locations)

 

 

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February 27, 2018

FSF Awards 32 Grants to bring 93,000 visitors and $70 million to Florida

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Sports Foundation (FSF) Board of Directors approved 32 grants for sporting events at its 3rd Quarter meeting of the 2017-18 fiscal year in St. Petersburg, Friday, February 16.  The events are expected to bring more than 93,000 out-of-state visitors and an estimated $70.7 million in economic impact to the State of Florida between April and November, 2018

The grants are available through the Florida Sports Foundation, a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization.  The majority of the funding source for the FSF grants program is the sale of Florida’s nine professional sports license plates.

Through the third quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal year, the FSF Board of Directors has approved 79 grants bringing over 492,000 projected visitors and $428.4 million in economic impact to the state.

Showcasing the wide variety of sports the State of Florida has the ability to host, 18 different sports are represented in the 3rd quarter grant cycle, to be held in 12 different Florida communities.

3rd Quarter FSF Approved Grants
Ironman 70.3 Florida
 – April 6-8, 2018, Lake Eva Complex, Haines City
South Beach Triathlon and Expo – April 14-15, 2018, Miami Beach
Homeschool World Series – 2018 – May 1-8, 2018, Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, Auburndale
XIII CMAS Fin Swimming World Cup 2018 – May 11-13, 2018, Coral Springs Aquatic Center
USRowing Southeast Regional Championships – May 12-13, 2018, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota
Pro Watercross Tour – May 4 – 6, 2018, Pensacola Beach
U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council and Annual Meetings – May 6, 2018, Orlando
USTA National Clay Court Championship – May 12-18, 2018, Fort Lauderdale
Head Coach Training Center Conference – May 14-16, 2018, Orlando
U.S. Amateur Golf Four-Ball Championship – May 19-23, 2018, Jupiter Hills Club, Tequesta
NCAA Women’s Divisions I, II, III Rowing National Championship – May 23-27, 2018, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota
NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary – May 24-26, 2018, Tampa
NAIA Softball World Series – May 25-31, 2018, Legends Way Ballfields, Clermont
Sugar Bert Boxing National Championship Qualifier – June 1-3, 2018, Punta Gorda
Northwest Track & Field Classic – June 8-10, 2018, Miramar
USTA National Championships (Tumbling and Trampoline) – June 11-17, 2018, Fort Lauderdale
USA Baseball National Team Championships – June 15 – July 1, 2018, Locations in Jupiter and West Palm Beach
Perfect Game Baseball Championship Series (BCS) – June 22-July 22, 2018, Lee County
AAU Karate National Championships – June 25-30, 2018, Fort Lauderdale
USSSA FL Open World Series – June 27 – July 1, 2018, Sarasota County
2018 AAU Gymnastics National Championship – June 28 – July 1, 2018, Tampa
US Amateur Basketball Boys National Championships – June 28-July 1, 2018, Gainesville, Alachua and Newberry locations
AAU Taekwondo National Championships – June 29-July 8, 2018, Fort Lauderdale
2018 TORHS 2Hot4Ice National Championship – July,6-15, 2018, Wesley Chapel
60th U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships – July 7-14, 2018, Jacksonville
United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Clay Court Championships – July 14 – 22, 2018, Boca Raton and Delray Beach
Optimist Youth Sailing National Championships – July 14-22, 2018, Pensacola Bay
Optimist International Junior Golf Championships – July 17 – August 1, 2018, PGA National Golf Course, Palm Beach Gardens
Team Showcase League (TSL) 2018 National World Series – July 26-29, 2018, Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
World Baton Twirling Championship – July 29-August 5, 2018, Kissimmee
2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta – September 27-30, 2018, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota
ITF Young Seniors World Team and Individual Championships – October 20 – November 2, 2018, Miami Beach

The Florida Sports Foundation, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., serves as the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization. The Florida’s Sports Industry creates over $57 Billion in economic impact for the Sunshine State, provides over 580,000 jobs for its citizens, and attracts over 16 Million out of state visitors each year. All of which deservingly make Florida the “Sports Capital of the World”.

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