Florida Sports Foundation
With ideal year round weather and incredible facilities, Florida is Where the World Comes to Play. If it’s golf you want, at last count, Florida boasted more than 1,100 golf courses and over 55 million rounds played annually. A natural home to fishers and boaters, Florida offers over 1,000 miles of coastline, 8,426 miles of shore line, approximately 7,800 natural lakes... and 12,000 miles of rivers and streams.
Florida is home to ten major professional sports franchises in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League and Major League Soccer. Additionally, Florida is the home of 15 Major League Baseball teams who participate in the Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training, NASCAR, the Daytona 500 and the PGA Tour, LPGA and the PGA of America.
The mission of the Florida Sports Foundation is to:
*Assist Florida’s communities with securing, hosting and retaining Sporting events and sports related business that generate significant economic impact and Sports Tourism for the state of Florida through the Foundation’s grant programs, legislative initiatives and Industry Partner service, recognition and development.
*Provide the citizens of Florida with participation opportunities in Florida’s Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games events.
*Serve as Florida’s leading resource for Sport Tourism research and facts.
*Assist in the promotion of targeted leisure sports industries in Florida.
*Assist National and Florida State Governing Bodies to promote amateur sport development through Florida’s Sunshine State Games and hosting events in Florida.