All posts by: Nick Gandy

State conditionally OKs funding for Braves spring training complex

in MLB Spring Training News, Sport Tourism News

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity conditionally approved $20 million that will round out funding for the $75 million to $80 million project to bring Atlanta Braves baseball spring training to North Port. This summer, the West Villages Improvement District, along with Sarasota County, the city of North Port and the Braves filed the grant […]

SSG International Beach Games to be held on Clearwater Beach

in Press Releases, Sunshine State Games News

EVENT: 2017 SSG International Beach Games, an amateur, multi-sport festival, held on the sands of Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The Beach Games are presented by the Florida Sports Foundation, the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, in conjunction with St. Pete/Clearwater Sports and Events and the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. COMPETITION […]

City of Plantation and Charlotte County win Excellence in Sport Tourism Awards

in Press Releases, Sport Tourism News

Sport and Recreation is a major contributor to Florida’s economy with activities providing over $57 billion in total economic output, creating over 580,000 jobs and attracting nearly 16 million non-resident visitors to Florida.  The contributions of Florida’s county and municipal Parks & Recreation Departments to Sport Tourism provide the maintenance and infrastructure to support numerous […]

Angela Adams Suggs named President of Florida Sports Foundation

in Press Releases, Sport Tourism News

The Florida Sports Foundation welcomes Angela Adams Suggs as its new President and Senior Vice President of Sports Development for Enterprise Florida beginning August 7.  She brings a wealth of experience and an excitement to lead the Tallahassee-based Florida Sports Foundation as it continues working to support Florida’s $57 billion sports industry. Suggs comes to […]