Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids that empowers youth to stand out, speak up, and seize control against tobacco. Each year, over 1,000 events take place across the United States and on military bases around the world. Kick Butts Day began with a press release and Sarasota County SWAT accepting a Proclamation from the Sarasota County Commissioners on March 14th.
There were several events held throughout Sarasota County for Kick Butts Day which included Sarasota Middle School SWAT youth participating in a Honk-a-Thon at the parent drop off area. Youth held signs with tobacco-related information and encouraged parents to honk their horns in support of Kick Butts Day. SWAT also held an 89 Souls Campaign at North Port High School. There were 89 pairs of shoes displayed to represent the number of Floridians that die DAILY due to tobacco related illnesses. Booker Middle School Students highlighted the harmful effects of tobacco by creating chalk art around campus. Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club SWAT had a booth with an interactive tobacco trivia game.
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