During the month of November 2019, the Florida Sports Foundation, a Division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., proudly supports the following 19 events, projected to bring approximately 68,153 out-of-state visitors and $69.6 million in economic impact to the state, through its quarterly grant program.
Pictured here is action from the 2018 NCAA Division I South Regional Cross Country Championships in Tallahassee. This event has partnered with the Tallahassee Sports Council and will take place November 14, 2019 at Apalachee Regional Park.
Driving a UPS truck for 31 years has prepared Ginger Barbacovey, pictured on the right, for the long drive from her home in Cantonment, just north of Pensacola, to the 2019 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, for the bowling competition on December 7-8.
“I’m retired now, and I can go where I want and do what I want,” she said. “I’ve been bowling in Pensacola for the last 30 years, and it’s one my favorite things to do now, besides playing pickleball. I bowl in three leagues.
Barbacovey’s experience showed at the 2018 Florida Senior Games in Clearwater where she won the women’s doubles gold medal in the 60-64 age group with Theda Hicks, from Pace. In her inaugural appearance at the Games, Barbacovey also won the silver medal in women’s singles and had a fourth-place finish in mixed doubles with Lawrence Draeger, of Pensacola.
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.
SUNSHINE STATE GAMES: SPORT SHOOTING
11/2/19: International Style Double Trap at the Skyway Trap & Skeet.
11/9/19: International Style Trap at the Skyway Trap & Skeet.
11/30/19: USPSA at the Volusia Hunt & Gun Club.
11/30/19: Bullseye at the Hernando Sportsman's Club.
SUNSHINE STATE GAMES: LACROSSE FALL CLASSIC
Located in Vero Beach, Fla., the 2019 SSG Lacrosse Fall Classic will take place November 2-3.
2019 FLORIDA SENIOR GAMES PRESENTED BY HUMANA
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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!