Health Care

Sports Commission, Health Care System Forge New Partnership

Visit Sarasota County earlier this month announced a new partnership between the organization's Sarasota County Sports Commission and the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

01/19/2017 By staff


Paralympics Athlete to Be Featured at 941CEO's 2017 Unity Awards

Jacqui Kapinowski, an American Paralympian who competed in wheelchair curling at the 2010 Paralympics and in rowing at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, will be the featured speaker at our 2017 Unity Awards.

01/18/2017 By staff


Winning Rowing Mascot Name Announced

After a public vote, organizers behind the 2017 World Rowing Championships announced Wednesday the winner in its contest to name the event's pelican mascot: Scully.

01/18/2017 By staff


Baseball Team in Negotiations to Bring Spring Training to South Sarasota County

The Atlanta Braves are currently in exclusive negotiations with Sarasota County to possibly bring its new spring training complex to south Sarasota County.

01/17/2017 By staff


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


We Tried It: BMX

Testing out Sarasota BMX's new multimillion-dollar facility.

11/30/2016 By Hannah Wallace


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

Health care

Tennessee Titans Hire Local Orthopedic Consultant

Dr. Daniel Lamar, a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon with Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management, was recently hired as the lead orthopedic consultant for the NFL's Tennessee Titans.

09/22/2016 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


City Celebrates Grand Opening for Artificial Turf Field on Sept. 13

The City of Sarasota will hold a grand opening celebration for Turf Field Stadium, a new multi-sport facility at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex.

09/07/2016 Research by staff


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Exec Discusses Team's Business Operations Thursday

Brian Ford, the chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will discuss the team's business operations at The Argus Foundation's next Meet the Minds luncheon.

09/06/2016 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

Where Eagles Dare

What It's Like to Ride an Olympics BMX Course

Olympic champions competing in Rio were training at Sarasota's BMX track last week. We decided to join them.

08/18/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Salvatore Brancifort