Kick Butts Day

On March 17th 2015, the Sarasota County Commission recognized SWAT with a Proclamation for Kick Butts Day, a national anti-tobacco observance organized by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. On March 28th, Sarasota County SWAT members gathered at the Robert and Joan Lee Boys and Girls Club in Venice to attend the Sarasota County Kick Butts Day Rally. The rally featured local guest speakers Joey Panek and Christine Alexander who used improvisational acting activities related to tobacco prevention and building leadership and advocacy skills. Coach Arthur Larkins also delivered an inspirational message encouraging the youth to be strong leaders and examples for their peers. SWAT leadership members led educational games and activities in the afternoon. Local youth bands ADHD and First World Problems provided entertainment throughout the event.