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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- Hope the new untouchable county admin Randy and the county commissioners have a blast over in Switzerland on our dime. Yet another waste of SRQ county money and resources! Let Benderson and Blacketter pay for their own hobbies and interests!
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