Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Florida Sports Foundation Grant Agreements and Budget Amendment 17-022


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Exec. Director, CVB  x5913

Contact:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec., CVB  x5913

Action Requested
Authorization for CVB Director to execute three (3) Grant Agreements with Florida Sports Foundation AND approval of Budget Amendment 17-022.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Sports Foundation has awarded the Bradenton Area Sports Commission (a division of the Bradenton Area CVB) with three (3) grants: 
    • $17,500 grant for USA Field Hockey 2017 National Hockey Showcase
    • $4,500 grant for IMG Cup
    • $5,000 grant for Sarasota Manatee Regional Bridge Tournament
  • The 2017 National Hockey Showcase will be held February 2 - 5, 2017, at Premier Sports Campus and will generate approximately 5,900 room nights and approximately $2.8 million in economic impact.
  • The IMG Cup will be held December 14 - 19, 2016, at IMG and will generate approximately 1,100 room nights and approximately $1 million in economic impact.
  • The Sarasota Manatee Regional Bridge Tournament will be held February 13 - 19, 2017, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center and will generate approximately 1,400 room nights and approximately $1.5 million in economic impact.
  • The grant monies will assist with facility expenses.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation assists Florida Sports Commissions with grant monies to secure events that would otherwise be held in other states.
  • The Budget Amendment appropriates $27,000 in Florida Sports Foundation Grant Fund revenues into the Tourist Development Tax Fund for the above-mentioned sports events.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff , Eva Galler and Candice Cruz:  monica.luff@mymanatee.org and eva.galler@mymanatee.org  and candice.cruz@mymanatee.org

Please send original, signed agreements to Monica Luff, CVB.  Ms. Luff to send to FSF to get their signature, then will e-mail fully signed agreements to Board Records.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FSF Grant Confirm Letter - 2016.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant - Field Hockey 2016.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant - IMG Cup 2016.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant - Bridge Tourn 2016.pdf
Attachment:  B-17-022 .pdf