Sarasota News Leader

08/09/2013 & 08/16/2013

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Sarasota News Leader August 9 & 16, 2013 Page 23 2017 World Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park." "It's fantastic!" Commissioner Nora Patterson told the News Leader. "We are extremely pleased," said Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason in the county news release. "Sarasota County has a long history of hosting major sporting events with great success and we are eager to show the world our amazing community and world-class rowing venue." "I felt we had a pretty good shot at it," Patterson told the News Leader, especially after the bid presentation went so well in Lausanne, Switzerland, a couple of weeks ago. A sign at Benderson Park shows where to find various facilities. Photo by Norman Schimmel Sarasota County Commissioners Joe Barbetta and Carolyn Mason present a rowing competition trophy to members of Sarasota Crew at an event held at Benderson Park in 2012. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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