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San-Cap Kiwanis Club going for the gold on behalf of F.I.S.H.

By Staff | Jul 6, 2010

Kiwanis Club President John Morse, center, pictured with Ed Ridlehoover (Co-Chair of F.I.S.H. 10K Committee) and F.I.S.H. Board Members David Wright and Jerry Edelman.

F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel announced last week that the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. has become its first 2010 Gold Sponsor of the 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

“We are delighted to become a Gold Sponsor of the F.I.S.H. 10K this year,” said John Morse, President of the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands. “Kiwanis has been a strong supporter of F.I.S.H. for many years. We admire the work it does on the islands and being a Gold Sponsor for its main fundraising event was a natural extension of our support. We hope to see many of our Kiwanis members and friends out running or volunteering at the race.”

The race, which begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Sanibel Community House, will follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to the Sanibel Community House for the finish line. 

There will also be a trade exposition, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners.

The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 500 runners this year. 

“A big thank you to Kiwanis for supporting F.I.S.H.,” said Ed Ridlehoover, co-chair of the F.I.S.H. 10K committee. “We are very excited about the race this year; we are getting very positive support from our local communities on Sanibel and Captiva, as well as from the greater Fort Myers area, and we think the race will be a great success this year."

The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands was founded in 1973 and has 96 active members. The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. provides nearly $100,000 annually in grants to various community organizations and schools, including $45,000 in scholarships. The Club and Foundation focus their grants on support of Island youth.

F.I.S.H of Sanibel, Inc. is a non-profit, staffed by volunteer organization, assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. Their Walk-in-Center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B (next to Pfeiffer Realty Group) and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. F.I.S.H. may be contacted at 472 4775.