The Sunshine Sports Council provides a united voice for all of Florida’s sports tourism organizations, offering experiences that tackle new challenges with positive direction within a competitive marketplace that continues to grow. 

The Sunshine Sports Council’s activities have been set to act in support of the mission of the Florida Sports Foundation and to serve in an official capacity when appropriate.

Created in 2020, the Sunshine Sports Council endeavors to boost the overall efficiency of Florida’s sports tourism efforts. The Sunshine Sports Council is a subsidiary brand of Raconteurs, LLC.

Mission Statement

To generate opportunities that develop and inspire cooperation among Florida’s sports tourism organizations through information gathering and exchange, networking opportunities, industry education, legislative issues, and public relations.




NGBs/Rights Holders


Tourism Partners






* Depends on budget size – $0-$500K = $250; $500,001-$1M = $500; $1M+ = $750

All Members will receive the following:

  • An invitation to each on-line & face-to-face monthly meeting of the Council
  • An invitation to the Annual Think Tank meeting
  • Discounted pricing on advertising in PUSH Magazine
  • Inclusion on the Members webpage
  • Legislative updates
  • An invitation to serve on Committees

Innovation Think Tank

Members will have the opportunity to both participate in the Innovation Think Tank (ITT) and introduce ideas which they are having trouble with and want to have the group provide solutions and detailed feedback.

SSC members will have the option of participating in multiple Think Tank sessions and see the results and presentations of the individual groups. The goal of the ITT is to provide members a forum to drive innovation and drive complex solutions to problems members serve up. The ITT will have monthly meetings and other scheduled meetups as the group deems necessary.

Click the image below to view the Innovation Think Tank Flyer!

Monthly Meetings

General membership meetings of the Sunshine Sports Council will take place monthly and will be done so using an on-line meeting link. Agendas will be generated by Sunshine Sports Council Founders, Matt Dunn, Ravi Rajcoomar and Kevin Smith. Discussion on industry hot topics will help to form a consensus for the State and work to educate Council members. Topics may range from general business practices, to registration platforms, housing trends, world and societal issues, the bid process, event creation, vendor presentations, and destination updates among other topics.

A meeting link will be distributed to each member of the Council in a timely manner. Recordings from each digital meeting will be saved, cataloged, and distributed to the membership. Topic suggestions from the membership will be highly encouraged and requested.



Awards & Recognition



Innovation Think Tank

Leadership Development & Diversity

Networking & Membership

NGBs/Rights Holders

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