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A MEANS TO MORE MONEY The inaugural Sarasota-Bradenton Head Regatta at Benderson Park drew hundreds of people. Photo by Norman Schimmel THE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZATION THAT MANAGES BENDERSON PARK EVENTS SAYS A FOUNDATION WILL BE ESTABLISHED TO RAISE MONEY FOR NECESSARY ROWING FACILITIES By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor A new nonprofit fundraising organization has Paul Blackketter, president of the Suncoast to be created to raise the capital for the struc- Aquatic Nature Center Associates (SANCA), tures needed to host said during the TDC's the 2017 World Rowing regular meeting on Championships at We soon realized we needed to Nov. 21, "We soon Nathan Benderson create a separate fundraising foundation realized we needed Park, the manager of solely to focus … on capital improvements. to create a separate events at the venue It will not be under Sunshine. fundraising foundatold the Sarasota tion solely to focus … Paul Blackketter C o u n t y To u r i s t on capital improvePresident Development Council ments. It will not be Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates (TDC) last week. under Sunshine," he

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