Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 4, 2017
REVISED April 4, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Florida Sports Foundation Grant Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Director, CVB  x5913

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

Action Requested
Authorization for CVB Director to execute Grant Agreement with Florida Sports Foundation AND approval of Budget Amendment B-17-039.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Sports Foundation has awarded the Bradenton Area Sports Commission (a division of the Bradenton Area CVB) with an $8,000 grant for NCAA DII Track & Field Championship.
  • The Track & Field Championship will be held May 25 - 27, 2017, at IMG Academy and will generate approximately 1,450 room nights and approximately $1.8 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 $8,000 in Florida Sports Foundation Grant Fund revenues into the Tourist Development Tax Fund for the above mentioned sports event.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

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

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

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$8,000 - Grant Received - 1030000000366017/Contribution Culture & Recreation

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  B-17-039 Florida Sports Grants.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Agree - NCAA Track n Field.pdf