Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.

aka Nathan Benderson Park

Sarasota, FL

Mission

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc. (SANCA) is a not-for-profit 501c3 business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world class, multi-use sports venue. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for our region. SANCA’s primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world-class event center, team training site and Sarasota County park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.

Ruling Year

2011

President/CEO

Mr. Stephen V. Rodriguez

Main Address

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

Sarasota, FL 34235 USA

Keywords

nature preserve, aquatics, rowing, international, paddling, dragon boat, paddleboard, fishing, running, triathlon, duathlon, cycling, biking, walking, playground, children, kids, recreation, animals, birds

EIN

45-2641647

 Number

1511963844

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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SANCA's primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world-class event center, team training site and Sarasota County park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.

Our programs

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Recreation

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

1. To establish and maintain a world-class multipurpose event center that will enable a return of investment to benefit taxpayers and the State of Florida 2. To be an Olympic-level training center for regional, national and international athletes 3. To promote a better quality of life through health and wellness by providing opportunities to walk, run, bike, row, fish and more at our community park 4. To provide an entry point into aquatic and sports programs through community outreach

Through the generosity of our community, we are able to provide facilities that support our programs, and we're able to provide low-cost programs to the community — whether it's summer camps, paddling programs that provide community unity and medical therapy, exercise programs, or the simple act of using the park's facilities as a casual visitor.

NBP is a 600-acre Sarasota County park with 450 acres of water surface. It features a six-story, state-of-the-art finish tower funded by donations, an island with space for multiple functions, and 150 acres of open space for multiple functions and activities, including simultaneous events.

As the wellness of the community improves through our programs, as the number of events on the property increases according to SANCA's benchmarks, and as our economic benefit to the Sarasota-Bradenton region and beyond increases, we will see our progress in the community.

We were the host to the 2017 World Rowing Championships and the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta, as well as numerous other rowing and triathlon events, running and walking events and community functions. We aim to attract more large events, but we also aim to expand local events and offerings in line with our mission.

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Financials

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No