Welcome to the October publication of the Florida Sports Foundation's Monthly Newsletter. In this month's edition, we will highlight:

  • Seven October Events in the Sunshine State Receiving Grants
  • FSF and International Sports Convention announce collaboration
  • 2019 SSG International Beach Games: post-event wrap up
  • Panama City Beach Sports Complex - NOW OPEN!
  • Hot off the presses: Florida Golf Guide
  • Upcoming events and more!

Seven FSF Granted Events in October bring approximately 26,293 Out-of-State Visitors and $18.6 Million Economic Impact to Florida


During the month of October 2019, the Florida Sports Foundation, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., proudly supports the following seven events, projected to bring approximately 26,293 out-of-state visitors and $18.6 Million in economic impact to the state, through its quarterly grant program.

Pictured here is action from the Firefighter Combat Challenge United States Nationals in Fort Pierce. This event has partnered with the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and took place October 4-6, 2019.

Florida Sports Foundation and International Sports Convention (ISC) announce collaboration

The Florida Sports Foundation (FSF) and International Sports Convention (ISC) are pleased to announce a global partnership in relation to the International Sports Convention in London 2020. The venue for The International Sports Convention 2020 is the new world-class sports and entertainment destination of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The ISC 2020 dates are June 17-18, 2020, coinciding with the 2nd week of UEFA EURO 2020 and other major sports events. FSF and ISC will collaborate on a wide ranging partnership. This will give The Florida Sports Foundation many benefits to achieve their overarching objectives through ISC London 2020 including content distribution, a prominent position in the exhibition and networking lounge, speaking at the sports events conference at ISC London 2020.

To access the complete photo gallery from the 2019 SSG International Beach Games, click here.

Panama City Beach Sports Complex: Open for Business!

To access the complete photo gallery from the Grand Opening event, click here.

Want to know more about this new facility? Click here!

Hot off the Press: Florida Golf Guide

Florida remains the #1 destination for golf, accounting for 12% of the United States’ golf economy, with its more than 1,100 golf courses. In the Sunshine State, golf accounts for more than $16.5 billion and 170,000 total jobs and $764 million in revenues flowing to state and local governments. The Florida Golf Guide, the State of Florida’s official golf directory and vacation guide, includes a comprehensive list of Florida golf courses by region, golf editorials and golf vacation information.



Two of the Sunshine State Games Sport Shooting Events take place in October.

10/12/19: Bigbore/Smallbore Cowboy Rifle Silhouette at Seminole County Gun & Archery Club

10/13/19: Bigbore/Smallbore Hunter's Pistol Silhouette at Chuluota Sportsmen’s Club


Located in Vero Beach, Fla., the 2019 SSG Lacrosse Fall Classic will take place November 2-3.


The 2019 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, is an Olympic-style competition for athletes age 50 and over. In its 28th year, the Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, is a program of the Florida Sports Foundation that serves as the state's lead organization in promoting and developing Florida’s sports industry and tourism opportunities.

COMPETITION DATES: Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15, 2019.

LOCATIONS: Competition for 24 sports and events will be held at 16 different sites throughout The Greater Fort Lauderdale Area.

EXPECTED TO COMPETE: Approximately 2,500 senior athletes are expected to compete in the 2019 Florida Senior Games. At the 2018 Florida Senior Games, athletes from 47 of the 50 United States and seven other countries, including Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Netherlands, Slovakia, United Kingdom, US Minor Islands competed.

ECONOMIC IMPACT: Since the 1999 Sunshine State Games and the Florida Senior Games State Championships transition to the Florida Sports Foundation, amateur sports opportunities have been provided for more than 500,000 athletes of all ages through the annual Olympic-style Sports Festivals. The in-state Amateur Sports programs provide almost $10 million annually in economic impact to more than 30 local communities.


The Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games are always in need of volunteers to assist at the various festivals and championships throughout the year. Your support is always greatly appreciated. If you would like to get involved TODAY, please contact the Florida Senior Games and Sunshine State Games office at 1-866-354-2637 or games@flasports.com.


We love our professional sports teams. And one way to show that love is to buy a specialty license plate for the team or sport of your choice.

But did you know that by buying a Florida sports license plate, you are also supporting youth and amateur athletes, as well? Through grants made possible by the sale of these license plates, young athletes are able to gain the tools and experience they need to perhaps become professional athletes one day … and amateur athletes of all ages are given the opportunity to become more well-rounded individuals.

A portion of each tag fee (between $15-$25, depending upon the license) goes either to your team’s designated youth charity, is given out in grants by the Florida Sports Foundation to support sporting events across the state, and helps support the Sunshine State Games and other sports development opportunities. Better news for you is that this extra tag fee is tax deductible!

Looking to give back and contribute to the amazing things the Florida Sports Foundation is working on daily? Here's your opportunity to impact the community and join the cause!


Contact: Jason Hendrix | jhendrix@flasports.com