Sarasota County (VSC) was voted Sports Events Magazines’ Sports-Friendliest Vacation Destination

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Visit Sarasota County voted Sports-Friendliest Vacation Destination


 SARASOTA, Fla. (July 7, 2014) –Sarasota County (VSC) was voted Sports Events Magazines’ Sports-Friendliest Vacation Destination today. Voters were encouraged to vote hourly and to provide reasons why Sarasota was deserving of this award. The mixture of beaches, shopping and dining combined with excellent sporting event venues and service were factors in the win. VSC received more than 1,000 votes.


                 “We are thrilled to have this honor,” says Nicole Rissler, Director of the Sarasota Sports Commission. “We know that the presence of beaches, great dining and parks, arts and more are a selling point for many of the participants coming to the area for a sporting event. We are excited to know that others feel the same as we do.” 


 SportsEvents Magazine is to help planners of amateur sporting events and competitions be more effective, informed and successful with their events


Media inquiries, please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates, Public Relations Manager, at [email protected] or 941.955.0991 Ext. 103.





About Sarasota County


Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named “America’s Best Beach” in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed “Home of the American Circus,” Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit or call (800) 522-9799.




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Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103

[email protected]

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