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Billy’s Bike Shop Becomes F.I.S.H. 10K Sponsor

By Staff | Aug 24, 2012

F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel announced today that Billy’s Bike Shop and Segway of Sanibel has become one of the Silver Sponsors of the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled for Oct. 13 on Sanibel.

Billy’s Bike Shop & Segway Rentals has been a great supporter of the FISH organization and particularly of all the FISH 10K races.

“Our motto at Billy’s Bike Shop is to provide expert sales, repairs and island-friendly advice,” said owners Billy and Salli Kirkland. “We also have a personal motto to support our community’s non-profits and volunteer our services wherever needed, because we feel that it’s the best way to pay back the blessings of a successful business.”

The FISH 10K race is one of Billy Kirkland’s favorite opportunities to donate private label bottled water, lights, trucks and manpower to assure the success of an event that raises funds and offers a fitness challenge to residents and visitors in our island paradise. The exposure Billy’s Bike Shop receives through sponsorship and the joy Kirkland gets from being the official “go-fer” the morning of the run, assures their annual sponsorship.

“Billy Kirkland has been instrumental in our past successes during this event,” said Bill Fellows, President of FISH. “His time and manpower always go above and beyond to make sure that everything we need is at our disposal. We are always grateful to both him and Salli for their ongoing support and we thank them for choosing to be one of our sponsors.”

The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Sanibel Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to the Sanibel Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, which is aimed at the runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year.

More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K in 2011, and over a 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. The 10K is the main fundraising event for FISH this year; they hope to raise a significant amount of money. Runners can download the FISH 10K entry form at fishofsanibel.com/fish-10k.