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Representatives from the International Federation of Rowing Association tour Nathan Benderson Park in April.
East County Wed Jul 10, 2013 1 year ago

Rowing bid receives presidential support

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by: Alex Mahadevan Digital Editor
 

Sarasota County's bid to host the 2017 World Rowing Championship has the backing of President Barack Obama, according to a July 9 email exchange between Sarasota County commissioners.

The president will sign a letter to be sent to the International Federation of Rowing Association (known internationally as FISA) in support of the bid. The 10-day international rowing event is expected to bring about 42,000 visitors to the area and generate more than $10 million in economic impact, according to estimates from earlier presentations.

FISA will announce the host of the 2017 World Rowing Championship during this year's event in September.

 

 

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