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Christmas Comes Early to the Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, FL

Christmas Comes Early to the Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, FL

| Laura Bell Adams |

The second week in September is always an exciting time at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki in Cortez, FL. The annual “Giving Back” charity event takes place and every year is a sell-out. This year we are pleased to announce that Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County has been chosen as the recipient for the 2019 event.


From the Healthy Teens Website –

The Healthy Teens Coalition (HTC) is dedicated to reducing behaviors by providing Manatee County youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. It is comprised of a grassroots group of over 180 individuals representing more than 60 non profit social service agencies, community based health providers, the Manatee County School District, Manatee County Government, and faith-based entities. The HTC engages young people, parents, community leaders, and policymakers. The Coalition aims to ensure that Manatee County’s youth have access to the tools, education, and information that will equip them to make healthy, informed decisions, leading to a positive future. Healthy Teens Coalition is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.

There is so much need to help local charities in the area. After interviewing several organizations and reading hundreds of pages of documents, Healthy Teens ultimately was the choice. Board Chair of Healthy Teens, Mary Ann Legler met with Sande Caplin, Laura Bell Adams, Katrina Cox and Bob Slicker and the choice was made!

The event is sponsored by Sande Caplin & Associates, The Sarasota Post and The Swordfish Grill and Tiki. We are happy to announce that Visit A Paradise Realty will be back again in 2019 as the “Music Sponsor” of the Giving Back event.

The date of the event in September will be announced soon along with the music line-up!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the “Giving Back” event, call Sande Caplin at 941 347-4500 or email to

For more information about the Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, visit:

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