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Sheriff's Activities League of Sarasota County Board members Stewie Bitterman (left) and Pete Abbot (right) accept a check for $30,000 from Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman.
Thanks to outstanding community support, Sheriff Tom Knight's 7th Annual Corporate SWAT Challenge raised $30,000 for the Sheriff's Activities League of Sarasota County.
On Saturday, 12 teams from local businesses and organizations spent the day at Knight Trail Park in Nokomis competing in four tactical events of skill, endurance and strategy. The Corporate SWAT Challenge was designed so participants would have fun in a challenging but team-building atmosphere while raising money for local children's programs.
Sarasota Dental Group took first place, followed by Nau-T-Girl Jewelry in second and Daiquiri Deck in third. Other competing teams included Synovus, Gecko's, Crossfit Megalodon, Sarasota County Government, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Cool Today, Edward Jones Investments, Jon F. Swift Construction and Beauties & the Beasts.
The event was sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, with additional support from several businesses to include Macy's, Sarasota Trophy, Target, Lowe's, Let's Jump, the Nokomis Fire Department, Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Hotel Indigo, Palm Aire Country Club, TPC Prestancia, PDQ Sarasota, 1-800-ASK-GARY, Suncoast Motorsports, TreeUmph!, Fleet Feet, Molly's, New Balance, Armor Correctional Healthcare, Trader Joe's, Morton's Gourmet Market, BrewBurgers, Darrell's Restaurant, Obee's Soup-Salad-Subs, Economy Tackle, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, CB's Saltwater Outfitters, Arctic Ice, AIRIA, Parasail Siesta, Olive Garden, FIT941 Magazine, BeadsAndDangles.com and TCBY.
Since its inception in 2010, Sheriff Tom Knight's Corporate SWAT Challenge has raised more than $180,000 for children's programs in this community.