Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 | Randy Benderson, president of Benderson Development, thanked Paul Blackketter for his persistence. â€œThis is bigger than our dream was,â€ Benderson said.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 | Sarasota Commissioner Joe Barbetta recounted that the International Federation of Rowing Associationâ€™s congress said of the bid: â€œIt was of sufficient high quality in every respect.â€
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 | Manatee County Commissioners Betsy Benac and Vanessa Baugh applauded the effort of SANCA, the non-profit group that made the bid.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 | Paul Blackketter, SANCAâ€™s chief operating officer, said the real work has just begun as he begins to push to obtain fundraising to pay for amenities to the course.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 | Larry Bustle, the Manatee County Board of County Commission chairman, said he felt energized by the communityâ€™s support for the bid.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 | Paul Blackketter and Rep. Doug Holder exchanged gratitude.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 | Paul Blackketter and Nik Wallenda, the Sarasota wire-walker
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