Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 12, 2017
REVISED December 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #14

Florida Sports Foundation Grant Agreements


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Director, CVB   x3940

Contact:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec., CVB  x3944

Action Requested
Authorization for the Convention and Visitors Bureau Director to execute Grant Agreements with Florida Sports Foundation AND adoption of Budget Amendment Resolution B-18-027.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Sports Foundation has awarded the Bradenton Area Sports Commission (a division of the Bradenton Area CVB) with a $17,000 grant for the 2018 USFTL Nationals and $5,000 for the Sarasota Manatee Regional  Bridge Tournament.
  • The Flag & Touch Football (USFTL) Championship will be held January 12 - 14, 2018, at Premier Sports Campus and will generate approximately 2,000 hotel room nights and approximately $2.6 Million in economic impact.
  • The Sarasota Manatee Regional Bridge Tournament will be held February 19 - 25, 2018, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center and will generate approximately 500 hotel room nights and approximately $452,000 in economic impact.
  • The grant monies will assist with facility expenses.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation assists the Florida Sports Commission with grant monies to secure events that would otherwise be held in other states.
  • The Budget Amendment appropriates $22,000 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

Please send original, signed agreements to Monica Luff, CVB.  Ms. Luff to send to FSF to get their signature; then Ms. Luff will send fully signed agreements 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.org, candice.cruz@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$22,000 - Grants Received - 1030000000366017/Contribution Culture & Recreation

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FSF Memo.pdf
Attachment:  FSF - USFTL Grant Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  FSF - Bridge Grant Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  B-18-027 Florida Sports Foundation Grant.pdf