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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Subject
Florida Sports Foundation Grant Agreements

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, x3940
 
Contact:  Monica Luff, Convention and Visitors Bureau Sr. Administrative Specialist, x3944


Action Requested
Authorization for Convention & Visitors Bureau Director to execute Grant Agreement with Florida Sports Foundation AND adoption of Budget Resolution B-20-019 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, FL, for fiscal year 2019/2020.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
N/A

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Sports Foundation has awarded the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau with:
    • $25,000 grant for the US Soccer Development Academy Boys Winter Showcase & Nike Friendlies
    • $20,000 grant for the US Soccer Development Academy Girls Winter Showcase & Nike Friendlies
  • The US Soccer Development Academy Boys Winter Showcase will be held December 4 - 8, 2019, with approximately 3,034 athletes at Premier Sports Campus and will generate approximately 5,871 room nights and approximately $4.9 million in economic impact.
  • The US Soccer Development Academy Girls Winter Showcase will be held December 9 - 14, 2019, with approximately 4,395 athletes at Premier Sports Campus and will generate approximately 6,027 room nights and approximately $7 million in economic impact.
  • The grant monies will assist with facility expenses.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation assists Florida Sports Commissions/Convention & Visitors Bureaus with grant monies to secure events that would otherwise be held in other states.
  • The Budget Amendment (B-20-019) appropriates $45,000 in Florida Sports Foundation Grant Fund revenues into the Tourist Development Tax Fund for the above-mentioned sports events.
  • The CVB recommends approval of the grant agreements by the Board of County Commissioners, despite the County Attorney's Office rejection of the agreements.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation has one standard agreement template for all CVB/Sports Commissions.  The awarded grant dollars are important to us bringing in sports tournaments during non-peak seasons, and the economic impact for our industry supersedes any risks related to certain language in the sports foundation's agreements.


County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
Nicodemi

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

Copy of approved agenda memo to:


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$45,000 Grants Received - 10300000000366017 Contribution Culture & Recreation

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Non-recurring


Attachment:  B-20-019 Florida Sports Foundation Grant.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Boys Nike Friendlies Grant 2019.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Girls Nike Friendlies Grant 2019.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Memo - Rejection of Proposed Contract Document.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Suggested changes to FSF Agreement_10312019.pdf