About Us

PROMOTING FLORIDA’S SPORTS INDUSTRY

THE FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION

The Florida Sports Foundation, a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation, is the official sports promotion and development organization for the State of Florida. It is charged with the promotion and development of professional, amateur, recreational sports, and physical fitness opportunities that produce a thriving Florida sports industry and environment. With a seemingly endless list of sporting ventures and venues, the Florida Sports Foundation strives to promote Florida’s unique sports industry. The Foundation’s staff is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of Florida’s sports community and assists with all questions concerning Florida sporting activities and issues.

MISSION & VISION

To create the thriving sports industry and environment, the Florida Sports Foundation:

  • Provides grants to support sporting events that bring out-of-state visitors to Florida;
  • Produces and distributes annual golf, fishing and boating, and baseball spring training guides for both in-state and out-of-state tourists; and
  • Organizes the annual Sunshine State Games, an Olympic-style festival for Floridians of all ages, and the Florida Senior Games State Championships for senior athletes, age 50 and over.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Angela Adams Suggs
Angela Adams Suggs
President & CEO

850.577.7206

Matt Guse
Matt Guse
Vice President of Operations

850.577.7205

Liese Abili
Liese Abili
Director of Sports Development

407.956.5664

Jason M. Hendrix
Jason M. Hendrix
Director of Communications

850.577.7201

Jacqueline Hightower
Jacqueline Hightower
Director of External Affairs

850.577.7212

Angie Moyer
Angie Moyer
Director of Accounting

850.577.7213

Demetrius Burse
Demetrius Burse
Sports Development Manager

850.577.7208

Corey Dunnom
Corey Dunnom
Event Coordinator for Operations

850.320.6074

Amanda Ford
Amanda Ford
Event Coordinator for Administration

850.577.7202

Nick Gandy
Nick Gandy
Communications Consultant

850.322.3404

Orenthious (OJ) Hill
Orenthious (OJ) Hill
Event Manager

850.577.7207

Karissa Pendleton
Karissa Pendleton
Event Manager

850.577.7211

LaToya Smithwick
LaToya Smithwick
Executive Assistant to President & CEO

850.577.7206

COME PLAY IN FLORIDA.