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Sports Event Sponsorship Program Application

SPORTS EVENT

The intention of the Sports Event Sponsorship Program is to facilitate and foster the growth of sports events in Pasco County while increasing the marketing efforts to enhance visitor travel, hotel stays, retail store traffic and restaurant business which assists in generating out of county and out of state economic impact. The sports event should promote Pasco County as a tourist destination for visitors. A sport is considered an activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively. 
                                                                          

If your organization is interested in hosting a sports event in Pasco County, please call the Office of Tourism Development (OTD) to discuss the event in detail prior to beginning the application process. Once you speak to the Sports Marketing Coordinator, use the following links to guide you through the eligibility requirements and application process. Please be sure to read through each link thoroughly. If you have any questions about the application or process the OTD is available to assist you, please call the office at 727-847-8129 to set up a meeting. 

All applications must be submitted online using the fillable forms, late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The OTD will take a minimum of 30 days to review the application and complete internal processes.

 

ALLOWABLE EXPENSES:

The following are allowable expenses under the Florida Statue 125.0104(5)(a)3 that may be funded through the Event Sponsorship Program: 

Promotion, marketing, and programming

Site fees/costs ( rentals, insurance)

Paid advertising and media buys

Rights & sanction fees

Production and technical expenses

Non-monetary awards (trophies and medals)









USE THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION:

  1. ELIGIBILITY & FUNDING REQUIREMENTS
  2. APPLICATION CHECKLIST
  3. APPLICATION  PROCESS
  4. SPORTS EVENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION
  5. ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT
  6. ESTIMATED HOTEL IMPACT
  7. TDC MEETING SCHEDULE
  8. RECYCLING PLAN

 


REIMBURSEMENT POLICY

The reimbursement process will be performance-based to ensure that awarded funds are held to the numbers provided in the application. All events which enter into a funding agreement with Pasco County will be required to generate at least 80% of the application’s estimated hotel impact to receive the full  warded amount. If the impact is less than 80% and higher than 50% of the estimated hotel impact, the final payment will be pro-rated based on the exact percentage of impact. If the impact is less than 50%, no funding will be awarded.

POST EVENT REPORTING:

Each organization will be required to provide a post event report. The report will be due within 90 days of the completion of the event.

 

USE THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR POST EVENT REPORT:

  1. POST EVENT REPORT CHECKLIST
  2. POST EVENT REPORT
  3. LIST OF REIMBURSEABLE EXPENSES
  4. LOGO AND ROOM NIGHT FORM