8th Annual Corporate SWAT Challenge Raises $30,000 for Sheriff's Activities League of Sarasota County

NEWS RELEASE 17-224 - OCTOBER 16, 2017
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SWAT Team Commander Lt. Ryan Brown, Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman, and Assistant SWAT Team Commander Lt. Chris Perz present $30,000 to Sheriff’s Activities League of Sarasota County (SAL) Board Member Stewie Bitterman.

Thanks to outstanding community support, Sheriff Tom Knight’s 8th Annual Corporate SWAT Challenge raised $30,000 for the Sheriff’s Activities League of Sarasota County.

On Saturday, ten 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.

Daiquiri Deck took first place, followed by Sarasota Dental Group in second, and CrossFit Megalodon in third. Other competing teams included Synovus, Gecko’s Hospitality Group, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Public Safety, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Cool Today, Team Second Chance, and Nauti-Girl Jewelry.

The event was sponsored by Suncoast Motorsports, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and The Jockey Club, with additional support from several businesses to include Armor Correctional Healthcare, Trinity Services Group, the Keefe Group, Sarasota Ford, Edward Jones Investments, Matthews-Curie Ford, 5.11 Tactical, TPC Prestancia, Sarasota Trophy, Praeses Correctional Services, and others.

Since its inception in 2010, Sheriff Tom Knight’s Corporate SWAT Challenge has raised more than $195,000 for children’s programs in this community.