527 NW Peacock Blvd

Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

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Rick Hatcher

Rick Hatcher

Executive Director

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Rick Hatcher is the Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and is a recognized leader in Sports Tourism with 20 years of experience in the Sports Commission and the Convention and Visitors Bureau industry. As the Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, he oversees the marketing, promoting and recruiting of sporting events that enhance the economic impact and growth for Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties in Florida.

Prior to being named the Executive of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, he was Director of Business Development for PSA Sports & Event Partners, Executive Director of Lexington Area Sports Authority, Executive Director of the Bluegrass State Games and Executive Director of the Tallahassee Sports Council.

Rick has served as Chairman of the National Association of Sports Commission (NASC) as well as serving two terms on the NASC Board of Directors. He is a standing member of the NASC Leadership Council and a graduate of the Certified Sports Events Executive (CSEE) program. As an experienced leader in the sports tourism industry, he has served on the National Congress of States, the Florida Sports Foundation and Connect Sports Executive Advisory Board.

Prior to moving into the sports tourism industry, Rick served as pitching coach for six years at the University of Tennessee, Georgia Tech and the University of South Carolina. He played three years at Florida State University (1979, 1980, 1981) followed by playing in the Atlanta Braves minor league system for three seasons.

Rick is a graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. Degree in Education.



Ryan Strickland

Ryan Strickland

Director of Business Development & Marketing

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An accomplished C-Level Executive with a diverse business background who has produced measurable results in areas of business development, recruitment, and marketing.  Mr. Strickland, a St. Lucie County native, is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.  An athlete of St. Leo University, Ryan also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from this institution. As an employee of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, Mr. Strickland will spearhead marketing, business development and financials throughout the Treasure Coast.

Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

Events Manager

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Kevin Greene has been with the Treasure Coast Sports Commission since April of 2017. Kevin’s responsibilities with the Sports Commission include but are not limited to: event operations, assisting in the management of the grant program, assisting on event bids, and assisting event owners with other various needs. Prior to joining the Sports Commission Kevin worked as an intern for the Fayetteville SwampDogs which covered ticket sales, game day operations, and sponsorship’s. Kevin received his B.S. degree in Sport Management from Flagler College.

Play Treasure Coast

OUR MISSION: To strengthen the quality of life and economic well being for the Treasure Coast region of Florida through recruiting, retaining and supporting sports-related events and activities that will enhance the region’s economy and exposure.  The Treasure Coast Sports Commission offers event owners and event managers access to outstanding sport facilities, special pricing on hotels from our partners and grants to help fund your event. 


We help you secure the best sport facilities in the area for your event.


We help secure the best hotels & pricing in the area for your event.


We help secure grants for your event to help increase revenue.

Play Treasure Coast

The Treasure Coast is located on the Central East Coast of Florida, 45 minutes north of the Palm Beaches and the West Palm Beach International Airport, 90 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale, 120 minutes north of Miami, 120 minutes south of Orlando.


Using our data base of facilities, hotels and area partners we can help you calculate your event costs.



Once you have your facility and your hotel costs we can help you plan your event to make your event a success.



When you have your plan, we can help finalize your schedule with facilities, hotels and partner businesses.

Treasure Coast Florida

The Treasure Coast is located on the Central East Coast of Florida comprising Indian River, St. Lucie & Martin counties.

The region, whose name refers to a Spanish Treasure Fleet lost in a 1715 hurricane, evidently emerged from resident’s desire to distinguish themselves from the Gold Coast region in the Palm Beaches to the south.

Known for unspoiled beaches, residential amenities and proximity to major airports the Treasure Coast is one of the best places visit, play & vacation in Florida.

Your Event Success Starts Here

The Treasure Coast Sports Commission offers access to sporting facilities.

The Treasure Coast Sports Commission offers grants to help fund any sporting event.

The Treasure Coast Sports Commission has the relationships with facilities & hotels.


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P.O. BOX 88212

Port St. Lucie, FL 34988


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527 NW Peacock Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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