On the survey's website they present the following "Our goal as a community is to create a long-term master plan for the Sarasota Bayfront area that will establish a cultural and economic legacy for the region while ensuring open, public access to the Bayfront." The lawn bowlers at Sarsota LBC are working to ensure they keep their greens.
The 2016 and 2017 hosts for the US Open are in a fight to keep their bowling greens. The Sarasota officials are in the process of developing new initiatives for their area and have asked its residents to let them know what they want in their community.
History and fun facts!
The Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club has been in Sarasota for 90 years and in that location since 1937,
They an after school program for the Sarasota Arts and Science School and had a 12 year old play in the recent US Open which had 276 competitors from 16 countries. In the program kids learn sportsmanship and teamwork and have an awards banquet at the end of the school year to honor the best teams and most improved players.
Also the club has 96 year old coach-player that has been playing 70 years.
The club has over 2,000 player-visitors yearly.
"Eliminating the club would be a political embarrassment as some in office have told me," said Alin Lozada, President, Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club. But the club isn't rely on this to stop them. Any support we can give the club will help insure we have bowls in Sarasota in the years to come. As Lozada also points out, "Lawn Bowling has passed the 3rd and final stage for inclusion as an Olympic sport and we anticipate it being part of the 2024 or 2028 Olympics. Sarasota has been mentioned as a possible Olympic training center for the Team USA."
Reach out to them at their webite or their facebook page.