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1 St. Petersburg Clearwater Sports Commission Presents: Sports Essentials 2013

2 Kevin Smith Director Since: 1999

3 Angel Natal Senior Sales Manager Since: 2005

4 Kit Dunbar Sales Manager Since: 2012

5 Matt Prewitt Sales Manager Since: 2013

6 Robin Gwaltney-Harris Administrative Assistant Since: 2006

7 Our mission is to generate a positive direct impact to Pinellas County, its cities and businesses through sports tourism. This is accomplished through overnight room stays by hosting professional, collegiate, youth and amateur team training & tournaments on a state, regional, national and international level at our city partner sports facilities.

8 Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Generate 95,000 – 115,000 room nights from sports-tourism business


10 NFL Europe Training Camp Race For The Coast 2000 X Trials US Water Polo Open Championship

11 Municipalities City Participation Facility Ownership Florida Sports Foundation Grant Program Private National Governing Bodies Restaurants Private Facility Managers & Operators Chambers Hotels Rays Phillies Blue Jays United States Olympic Committee Amateur Athletic Union NCAA United States Bowling Congress National Softball Association Amateur Softball Association


13 Tap ‘N’ Run 4K Land Rover TriRock Clearwater The Color Run Rock n Roll St. Pete Half Marathon USBC Tournament ASA 18U Gold Softball Tournament

14 Tap ‘N’ Run 4K November 2012 St. Petersburg Participants: 1,300 Land Rover TriRock Clearwater November 2012 Clearwater Participants: 800 Women’s Running Half Marathon November 2012 St. Petersburg Participants: 4,500 The Color Run December 2012 St. Petersburg Participants: 10,000 Land Rover TriRock Clearwater The Color Run

15 ABA BMX Gator Nationals February 2013 Oldsmar Participants: 1,000 Rock n Roll St. Pete Half Marathon February 2013 Downtown St. Petersburg Participants: 6,500 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge February 2013 St. Pete/Clearwater/Dunedin Participants: 150 NFCA Lead Of Classic February 2013 Eddie C. Moore Complex: Clearwater Participants: 420 Gator Nationals

16 USF Softball Series March 2013 Clearwater Participants: 2,000 United States Bowling Congress May - June 2013 Seminole/Largo Participants: 8,000 USBC 25 th Annual Gasparilla Classic Gymnastics Championships March 2013 Tropicana Field: St. Petersburg Participants: 2,500 Gasparilla Gymnastics St. Anthony’s Triathlon April 2013 St. Petersburg Participants: 3,500

17 BIG EAST Baseball Championship May 2013 Bright House Field: Clearwater Participants: 240 ASA USA GOLD Softball National Championship July 2013 Clearwater Participants: 1,000 BIG EAST Baseball Championship ASA USA GOLD Nationals FSL All Star Game June 2013 Dunedin Attendance: 3,000

18 BrightHouse Clearwater SuperBoat National Championship September 2012 Clearwater Beach ISPS Handa Legends Open Championship November 2012 Innisbrook: Palm Harbor Clearwater Superboat ISPS Handa Legends Open Outback Bowl Beach Day December 2012 Clearwater Beach Beef O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg December 2012 Tropicana Field: St. Petersburg

19 East West Shrine Game January 2013 Tropicana Field: St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Championship March 2013 Innisbrook Golf Club & Resort: Palm Harbor MLB Spring Training Toronto Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 2013 Downtown St. Petersburg Honda Grand Prix Tampa Bay Championship

20 ISA World Championship October 2013 USA Diving Regional Championship March 2014 USA Diving Spring Junior East Championship April 2014 Florida State USBC Youth Open Championship July 2014 USBC Women's Open Championship April – June 2015




24 Grass Roots Events Michele Smith GOLD Camp State/Regional Events FL State USBC Open Championship National/International Events National College Sailing Elite Events Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon

25 Table Tennis Shuffleboard Extreme Sports Archery Martial Arts Fencing Darts Boxing

26 LacrosseStand Up Paddle Board BMX Lifestyle Events

27 $15,675,430 In Economic Impact from October 2011-September 2012


29 Business Development Facilities Hotel Amenities/Attractions Bid Requirements o Commissions o Comp Rooms o Confidentiality Event Planning Process Site Inspection Follow Up

30 Way of Thinking Your Venues Added Value Preparedness

31 httpya:// Sports Commission Website




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