All posts by: Jason Hendrix

Sunshine State Games partners with Experience Florida’s Sports Coast to celebrate Olympic Day at the Figure Skating Championships in Wesley Chapel

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2019 Sunshine State Games will partner with Experience Florida’s Sports Coast on Friday, May 17, 2019, to recognize its annual Figure Skating Championships in Wesley Chapel as its Olympic Day for the Games. Olympic Day is a celebration of the Olympic Movement and the joy of sport by millions of people […]

2019 Florida Spring Training Attendance Tops 1.4 million

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TALLAHASSEE – For the fourth consecutive year, the largest St. Patrick’s Day Party in the State of Florida has been held at a Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Baseball Game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. On Sunday, March 17, 11,340 baseball fans were in attendance when the Phillies hosted the New York Yankees.  The Phillies also […]

Fifteen FSF Granted Events in April bring nearly 54,200 Visitors and $42.7 Million Economic Impact to Florida

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During the month of April 2019, the Florida Sports Foundation, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., proudly supports the following six events, projected to bring approximately 54,178 visitors and $42.7 million in economic impact to the state, through its quarterly grant program. National Association of Sports Commissions – Women’s Summit Dates: April 3-5, 2019 | […]

15th Annual Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival To Encompass Two Weekends For Second Straight Year

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The largest disabled event of its kind and one of USA Hockey’s most significant events each season, the 2019 Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival begins next week in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and will encompass two weekends for the second straight year. USA Hockey, in partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Statewide […]

FSF Launches Redesigned Websites for Sunshine State Games & Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Sports Foundation (FSF) launched two redesigned websites on Wednesday, March 13, accompanying Florida Tourism Day.  The new top-of-line, state-of-the-art websites provide a unique landing for FSF’s marquee amateur sporting events and brands: Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana. FSF is proud to announce the redesign of its […]

Fourteen FSF granted events in March set to bring nearly 100,571 Visitors and $157.9 Million Economic Impact to Florida

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TALLAHASSEE – During the month of March 2019, the Florida Sports Foundation, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., proudly supports the following 14 events, projected to bring approximately 100,571 visitors and $157.9 million in economic impact to the state, through its quarterly grant program. These events included the following: 2019 Tim Rand Invitational Dates: March […]

Six FSF Granted Events in February bring nearly 14,300 Visitors and $7.5 Million Economic Impact to Florida

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During the month of February 2019, the Florida Sports Foundation, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., proudly supports the following six events, projected to bring approximately 14,298 visitors and $7.5 million in economic impact to the state, through its quarterly grant program. City of Lights Invitational Dates: February 8-10, 2019 | Organization: Greater Orlando Sports […]

Five February FSG Series Qualifiers kick off the 2019 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, Slate

in Florida Senior Games News, Press Releases, Sport Tourism News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2019 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, Series Qualifier events, sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation, are gearing up to take place throughout the Sunshine State starting February 2, giving opportunities for athletes 50 and above to Bring Your Game to competitions in the state of Florida. The 21 local series […]

Panama City Beach to Become the Center of Soccer in the Southeast

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., January 25, 2019 – Visit Panama City Beach is looking ahead to summer 2019 with great anticipation, with plans to open its world-class Panama City Beach Sports Complex managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM). The brand-new $37 million complex will offer visitors on ‘play-cation’ a place to enjoy multiple sports and activities including soccer on its […]