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10K Race For F.I.S.H. to be held on Oct. 16

By Staff | May 24, 2010

Pictured from left is Ed Ridlehoover, F.I.S.H. 10K Committee Co-Chairman, local artist Dave Horton, who designed the F.I.S.H. 10K logo, and Joel Soobitsky, 10K Committee Co-Chairman.

Calling all runners! Calling all runners!

On Monday, F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) announced the date of the Second Annual 10K Race For F.I.S.H. which will take place on Sanibel on Saturday, Oct. 16 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Sanibel Community House.

The race, in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club, is expected to attract more than 500 runners this year. Many of the service clubs on the island are once again volunteering with stewarding, parking and manning of refreshment stations over the island.

This year, popular island cartoonist Dave Horton, has designed a fun cartoon logo which will be used for the 2010 Race 4 F.I.S.H.  This creative and fun design will be used on race posters, t-shirts and banners. Horton has kindly donated his time and work to F.I.S.H. for this event.

The 10K is the main fundraising event for F.I.S.H. this year. Organizers are hoping to raise significant money from the race through local sponsorships, participant fees and donations.

To inquire about becoming a sponsor or race participant, call 472-0404.

               

F.I.S.H of Sanibel, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. For more than 28 years, F.I.S.H. has been a "neighbor helping neighbors" organization offering free human services such as transportation for medical appointments, meal delivery, health equipment, food pantry, and emergency financial assistance.

In addition, the F.I.S.H. Walk-in-Center is now located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel (next to Pfeiffer Realty Group) and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For additional information about F.I.S.H., they may be contacted by calling 472-4775 or sending an e-mail to info@fishofsanibel.com.