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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Subject
Grant Agreements with Florida Sports Foundation

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, CVB Executive Director (x5913)

Contact:  Monica Luff, CVB Sr. Admin Specialist (x5913)



Action Requested

Authorization for CVB Director to execute three (3) Grant Agreements with Florida Sports Foundation.



Enabling/Regulating Authority
n/a

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Sports Foundation has awarded the Bradenton Area Sports Commission (a division of the Bradenton Area CVB) with three (3) grants as follows:
    • $2,000 grant for the inaugural Bradenton Area RiverFest Regatta to be held on the Manatee River on February 6 - 7, 2015,
    • $6,000 for the Bradenton Area International Soccer Invitational to be held at IMG Academy on January 24 - February 28, 2015, and
    • $15,000 for the IBERcup International Youth Soccer Tournament to be held at IMG Academy and Premier Sports Campus on March 30 - April 4, 2015.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation assists Florida sports commissions with grant monies to secure events that would otherwise be held in other states.
  • The Regatta is a family-oriented festival consisting of power boat races, Jet Ski races, and a BMX showcase; 15 - 20 Hydro Foil Boat Racing Teams; crowds expected around 30,000 - 40,000.
  • The Bradenton Area International Soccer Invitational consists of 10 - 15 US and international teams (around 300 athletes and coaches) playing throughout the week at IMG Academy.
  • The IBERcup consists of 150 - 200 international youth soccer teams playing at both IMG Academy and Premier Sports Campus.  This tournament has always been held in Spain and Portugal; however, this is the first time it will be held in the U.S.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff:  monica.luff@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
n/a

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
n/a


Attachment:  Grant Approval Letter.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant Agreement - Regatta.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant Agreement - Intl Soccer Invitational.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant Agreement - IBERcup.pdf