Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

Agreement with SB Pentathlon


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Elliott Falcione, Executive Director (Presenter) x5913

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

Action Requested
Approval and authorization for Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator, to execute agreement with SB Pentathlon, contingent upon receiving signed original agreement from SB Pentathlon, AND adoption of Budget Amendment B-14-071.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

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

F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds

Background Discussion
  • On April 21, 2014, the Manatee County Tourist Development Council unanimously recommended approval.
  • The reimbursement agreement with SB Pentathlon is to sponsor the Sarasota Bradenton Modern Pentathlon events (reimbursement of up to $50,000/year for 3 years for a total investment of up to $150,000).  The dates of the events are as follows:
    • 2014 World Cup Finals Championship (June 2014)
    • 2015 World Cup Competition, Round #1 (March 2015)
    • 2016 World Cup Finals Competition (June 2016)
    • 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (March 2016)
  • For the first time in more than 40 years, one of the oldest and most elegant of Olympic sports will hold its international. championship on American soil - in Sarasota Bradenton.
  • The 2014 World Cup Final will showcase the top elite male and female Pentathlon athletes from around the world.  Then, for the next 2 years, Sarasota Bradenton will remain an essential stop along the "Road to Rio," as some of the world's top athletes prepare for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games.
  • By hosting 4 major international championship events over the 3 year period, Sarasota Bradenton will receive unprecedented exposure on the world stage.  Visiting spectators, athletes, and dignitaries will experience our area, while millions more watching NBC Universal's global broadcast will learn about our region and its attributes.
  • Sarasota County and Benderson Development will match our investment.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague drafted the Reimbursement Agreement.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send one signed original Agreement to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff, CVB  monica.luff@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1030002202 CVB Promotions

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
up to $50,000/year for 3 years for a total investment of up to $150,000

Attachment:  Pentathlon Agreement 2014.pdf
Attachment:  B-14-071 Pentathlon.pdf