Rowing Mascot Name Contest Enters Final Round

The contest to name the pelican mascot of the 2017 World Rowing Championships concludes Sunday.

01/10/2017 By staff


Sarasota County Files Lawsuit Over 'Defective Work' at Ed Smith Stadium

Sarasota County last month sued Rhode Island's Gilbane Building Company, alleging that the company performed "defective work" on concrete flooring and walls at Ed Smith Stadium.

12/27/2016 By staff


Rowing Championship Launches Competition to Name Event Mascot

The host committee for the 2017 World Rowing Championships recently launched a competition to name the event's pelican mascot.

11/29/2016 By staff


BMX World Cup First Major Event at Revamped Sarasota Track

The world’s best BMX racers, including newly crowned Olympic champions, will race for the World Cup title at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

10/03/2016 Research by staff


New Women's Sports Museum Announced

The local nonprofit Women’s Sports Museum on Tuesday announced its intention to build an all-women’s sports museum in Sarasota.

09/27/2016 Research by staff


Rowing Park Hosts One-Year-Out Event for World Championships

The team organizing the 2017 World Rowing Championships will mark one year from the beginning of the event during its One Year Kick-Off event on Friday.

09/19/2016 Research by staff


Orioles Instructional League Offers Free Games Through Oct. 11

The Baltimore Orioles are currently hosting the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota, with games that are free and open to the public through Oct. 11.

09/19/2016 Research by staff


Orioles Bring Amateur Baseball Tournament to Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles will host the Wilson Premier Classic, an amateur baseball tournament, Sept. 15-18 at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park.

09/13/2016 Research by staff


County Parks and Rec Department Wins Sports Tourism Award

Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department was recently awarded the Excellence in Sports Tourism Award.

09/09/2016 Research by staff


Congressman Named Honorary Chairman for Rowing Championships

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, recently agreed to serve as honorary chairman for the 2017 World Rowing Championships, which take place at Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park next Sept. 23-Oct. 3.

09/09/2016 Research by staff


BMX Track Grand Opening This Saturday

Sarasota County is celebrating the grand opening of the BMX track at the Sarasota County Youth Athletic Complex on Saturday, Aug. 27.

08/23/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Rowing Park Hires New President and CEO

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Robert Sullivan as the organization’s president and CEO.

08/11/2016 Research by staff


Report Shows $37.2 Million Impact From This Year's Powerboat Grand Prix

Suncoast Charities for Children, the nonprofit that produces the annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival, released data showing that this year's event generated $37.2 million in economic impact.

08/09/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Hires Program Manager

Meghan Farrell recently joined Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates as the new program manager for Nathan Benderson Park.

08/05/2016 Research by staff


Tickets Now Available for BMX World Cup

Tickets for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, scheduled for Oct. 8-9, are now on sale at the event's new website. Prices range from $15 to $135.

06/16/2016 Research by staff