Love Was Overflowing in Cortez, FL at The Swordfish Grill and Tiki. “Giving Back” Raised Over $35,000!

For the 5th year in a row there was a love fest at the Swordfish Grill and Tiki. The “Giving Back” event was sold out and a huge success.

The team from Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County at this year's Giving Back Event in Cortez, FLThe benefactor for this year’s event, “Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County”, received $35,600. This was the most ever collected at the event. Mary Ann Legler, Chair, Board of Directors of the organization and her team worked so hard selling tickets, collecting raffle and silent auction items for the last 6 months.

The team from Swordfish Grill & Tiki at this year's Giving Back Event in Cortez, FLThe event is sponsored each year by the Swordfish Grill & Tiki, The Sarasota Post and Sande Caplin and Associates. The team at Visit A Paradise Realty are the music sponsors for the event. Starting today, Sande Caplin, Laura Bell Adams, Katrina Cox and Bob Slicker will be asking charities to submit their request to be the recipient for next year’s event in September 2020.

The team from Visit A Paradise at the Giving Back Event in Cortez, FlLive music was provided by Savannah Brady playing her violin, Tanya Sings with her great band and ending the night was TC and the Troublemakers. The music director was Tim Chandler who made sure every musician had what was needed to sound their best.

There were so many new friendships made and believe it or not there were several folks who had never been to the Swordfish Grill. They were so impressed.  The team at the Swordfish did a phenomenal job!  Thank you!




We live in such a wonderful close-knit community. It is heartwarming to see so many wonderful folks support this very important event. See you next year!

If your charity is interested in this event, please email to .

Photos From The Sarasota Post

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