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Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County Takes Their Message Out to the Ballgame
June 5, 2017

On Monday, June 5, 2017, The Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County and Tobacco Free Jacksonville partnered with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball team to participate in the “Charity Begins at Home” program.

It was a great opportunity to spread the message of Tobacco Free Florida. Community partners and Students Working Against Tobacco club members from both Clay and Duval Counties attended the game with complimentary tickets as a thank you for their support of the programs.


Wilkinson Junior High School 8th grade student and Students Working Against Tobacco club member, Tyler Garcia, even threw out the first pitch! Other SWAT club members participated in on field activities throughout the night as well.

“We were excited about this continued partnership and it was a great event. When we work together across county lines and in the community, we can make a greater impact in the fight against tobacco,” stated Lea Rhoden. Lea is the Community Health Advocate for the QuitDoc Foundation in Clay County and she organized the event, working with Andrea Williams, Director of Community Relations for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp to recognize the organizations and their community partners. 


For more information on the work of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Clay County, contact Lea Rhoden at