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10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

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Name: 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.
Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Event Description:
Most people do not realize that there are many individuals living and/or working on Sanibel and Captiva who are in need of assistance. F.I.S.H. of Sanibel and Captiva, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization founded 36 years ago based on “neighbors helping neighbors.” The organization has now grown to the extent that many families working in the service industries, children and seniors comprise their 3,959 clients in 1,863 households. F.I.S.H. helps them with food from their pantry, counseling, community resource referrals, emergency financial assistance for unexpected medical, rent, utility and other expenses. F.I.S.H. provides scholarships for kids to attend summer and after school programs and now fills more than 1,000 backpacks yearly with weekend food for qualified households living and/working on Sanibel and Captiva with school-age children from Pre-K through 12th grade. In 2009, F.I.S.H. held the first “10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.” fundraiser for F.I.S.H. Each year the number of people attending the event and the support from sponsors has grown. In 2017, F.I.S.H. secured 63 sponsors for the race and there were 325 registered runners. The manager of the largest resort on Sanibel noted that, “It’s not just F.I.S.H. who benefits from this, but the community as a whole.” The 10K race has brought island visitors to hotels, restaurants and shops at a time of year when Sanibel is usually very quiet. 
Location:
Sanibel Community House
Date/Time Information:
Sat. Oct. 27
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Varies depending on sign up date
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