Sheriff Knight Donates to Greatness Beyond Measure

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Greatness Beyond Measure Executive Director Melanie Thomas and two students accept a check from Sheriff Knight.

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight today presented a check for $7,500 towards the Greatness Beyond Measure Teen Summit being held this weekend in Sarasota.

The three-day event which will take place at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex and Ringling College of Art & Design, is designed to help teens and young adults realize their maximum potential, both socially and artistically. Activities will focus on self-empowerment, personal development, professional and career readiness, health and wellness, and more. Since its inception in 2008, Sheriff Knight has donated more than $24,000 to the event.

"Greatness Beyond Measure not only helps prepare students for career placement, but it also teaches life skills," said Sheriff Knight. "There is nothing more valuable than equipping our youth with the knowledge to excel and the drive to always put their best foot forward."

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