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!
25 Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence (DV Awareness Walk)
25 3rd Annual Sarasota Book Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
25 Kids to make free Plus Plus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
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Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.