Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 11, 2014
February 11, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

Florida Sports Foundation Grant Acceptance


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB (Presenter) x5913

Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist (Contact Person) x5913

Action Requested
Approval for acceptance of grant funding in the amount of $20,000 from the Florida Sports Foundation AND approval of Budget Amendment B-14-038.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee Code of Laws 2-29-25  Tourist Development Plan

Background Discussion
  • CVB applied for, and subsequently received approval for, two grants from the Florida Sports Foundation.  The CVB was awarded $10,000 for each of these two events (for a total of $20,000): 
    • Development Academy Winter Showcase & Nike Friendlies (Soccer Tournament at Premier Sports Campus, which was held Dec 10-16, 2013.)
    • Super Y League North American Finals (Soccer Tournament at IMG Academy, which was held Dec 5-10, 2013)
  • No local matching dollars needed for these grants.
  • Florida Sports Foundation Grants are evaluated based on estimated economic impact projections and post-event reports.
  • These funds will be used for the continuation of sponsorship and promotion of sports events in Manatee County.
  • Sports events provide a significant economic impact to the County.

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, CVB   monica.luff@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BA-14-038 Fla Sports Foundation Grants.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant 2014 - Dev Acad Winter Showcase.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant 2014 - Super Y League.pdf