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06/28/2013

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Sarasota News Leader June 28, 2013 Page 59 CITY COMMUNITY COMPLEX GETS DONATION FOR CHILDREN'S PASSES More than 100 eligible Sarasota children will be able to play and learn at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC) at no cost for one year, thanks to a generous donation from a St. Petersburg-based philanthropic organization, the City of Sarasota has announced. RLTCC accepted a $7,000 donation from The Kaiserman Foundation, earmarked for RLTCC's youth pass sponsorship program for underprivileged children, a news release says. The donation will cover the costs for more than 100 children, ages 18 and under, to have full access to the recreational center, the release adds. "We are truly grateful for the Kaiserman Foundation's generosity," said Jerry Fogle, RLTCC manager, in the release. "The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex team believes that in order to effect positive change in a community, a society must start by empowering its youth and instilling in them a sense of worth, pride and honor. The Kaiserman Foundation has as- sisted the RLTCC team in our goal of making a difference in our community," he added in the release. A standard annual youth pass, which costs $166.92 (nonprofit group rates vary), gives children access to the many amenities at RLTCC, including the aquatic center, game room, gymnasium and a variety of summer youth programs, the release points out. "While the City of Sarasota has worked diligently to maintain economical prices for most budgets, some families cannot afford to purchase a youth pass," the release notes. "The youth pass sponsorship program was established to assist those families." Although based in Pinellas County, The Kaiserman Foundation has ties to Sarasota, the release says. The nonprofit organization seeks out youth programs in the region in need of financial assistance to benefit the greater community, the release adds. RLTCC is located at 1845 34th St. To learn more about the facility, visit www.RLTaylor.com. The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex is located in north Sarasota. Photo courtesy City of Sarasota

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