Sports

IMG Academy Hires Former Tennis Pro as New Director of Player Development

Longtime pro Jimmy Arias was one of the original tennis students at IMG Academy, then the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, when it opened in 1978.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Golf Club Names New Executive Chef

Bradenton's Concession Golf Club recently hired Peter LaMontagna to oversee its culinary program.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Limelight

Women's Sports Museum Gala

The third annual gala honored five trailblazers in women's sports and awarded two scholarships to young female athletes.

10/22/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Events

Vinik Executive to Headline Economic Development Corporation Event

Jim O’Connell, the president of Tampa's Vinik Family Office, will be the keynote speaker at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation's 2018 Annual Update Luncheon.

10/09/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Sporting Goods Store Opens

Dick's Sporting Goods recently opened in the University Town Center area.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Powerboat Race Economic Impact at $21.9 Million

That's down from last year's event, which generated $36.2 million in economic impact.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Announce Date of First Game in New Spring Training Facility

The Atlanta Braves will play their first spring training game in their new North Port stadium on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Attorney Joins Women's Sports Museum Board

Attorney Katharine Vestal was recently elected to the board of directors of the nonprofit working to build a Women's Sports Museum in Sarasota.

08/09/2018 By Staff

Sports

College Athletic Director Named to National Committee

Matt Ennis of State College of Florida recently joined the executive committee of the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators.

08/03/2018 By Staff

Media

Networks to Air Footage From Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

This week, Fox Sports and CBS Sports are beginning to broadcast footage from this year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Sports

Builders of New Spring Training Facility to Celebrate Milestone

The team building the new Atlanta Braves spring training facility in North Port is holding a topping off ceremony this Friday, July 20.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Openings

Hotel, School Looking to Hire 75-Plus

IMG Academy and its new Legacy Hotel are looking to fill more than 75 positions during a job fair this Thursday, July 19.

07/13/2018 By Staff

Female Factor

These Nine Extraordinary Women Are Transforming Sarasota-Manatee (and the World)

Nine trailblazers with big dreams and fresh ideas.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Female Factor

A Lifelong Passion for Sports Led Beth Green to Help Build the Women's Sports Museum

The museum will celebrate women's roles in athletics—and help girls and boys see the struggles women have faced.

06/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Kick it

Keep Up with the World Cup at The Shamrock

Soccer enthusiasts in Sarasota can watch every match at The Shamrock while winning raffle prizes.

06/14/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season Tickets Go on Sale Saturday

The Braves' new North Port stadium, now under construction, will host the team's final game of its 2019 season, before opening fully in 2020.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Sports

Ranking Puts Florida at No. 17 for Producing Pro Athletes

Both IMG Academy in Bradenton and Sarasota High School were recognized as top high schools for young athletes.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Deals

Haircut Franchise Leases New Space

The sports-themed hair care franchise Sport Clips Haircuts recently leased 1,120 square feet in North Port.

04/23/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Four Local Sporting Events to Receive State Grants

The Florida Sports Foundation in February approved 32 grants for sporting events, including four in Sarasota County.

04/16/2018 By Staff