About Us

PROMOTING FLORIDA’S SPORTS INDUSTRY

THE FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION

The Florida Sports Foundation, a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation, is the official sports promotion and development organization for the State of Florida. It is charged with the promotion and development of professional, amateur, recreational sports, and physical fitness opportunities that produce a thriving Florida sports industry and environment. With a seemingly endless list of sporting ventures and venues, the Florida Sports Foundation strives to promote Florida’s unique sports industry. The Foundation’s staff is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of Florida’s sports community and assists with all questions concerning Florida sporting activities and issues.

MISSION & VISION

To create the thriving sports industry and environment, the Florida Sports Foundation:

  • Provides grants to support sporting events that bring out-of-state visitors to Florida;
  • Produces and distributes annual golf, fishing and boating, and baseball spring training guides for both in-state and out-of-state tourists; and
  • Organizes the annual Sunshine State Games, an Olympic-style festival for Floridians of all ages, and the Florida Senior Games State Championships for senior athletes, age 50 and over.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Angela A. Suggs
President & CEO

850.488.8347

Charlotte Cowen
Director of Administrative Affairs

850.922.8805

Michelle Roque
Director of Finance

850.298.6637

Melissa Estremera
Finance & Grant Coordinator

850.298.6623

Marvin E. Green, Jr.
Marvin E. Green, Jr.
Vice President of Amateur Sports

850.922.8757

Jason M. Hendrix
Director of Communications

850.488.1422

Orenthious (OJ) Hill
Event Manager

850.410.5286

Karissa Pendleton
Event Manager

850.298.6628

Jacqueline Hightower
Director of External Affairs

850.298.6638

Demetrius Burse
Executive Assistant to President & CEO

850.410.5288

Nick Gandy
Communications Consultant

850.322.3404

Liese Abili
Director of Sports Development

407.956.5664

COME PLAY IN FLORIDA.