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FISH calling for sponsors, volunteers

By Staff | May 2, 2013

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel Inc. is calling for sponsors, runners and volunteers to show their support for the organization’s main fundraising event of the year.

The 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH is scheduled for Saturday, October 19. The event starts at the Community House, and is expected to attract more than 400 runners.

“We have several sponsorship categories and we are asking businesses and individuals to help support our race,” said John Pryor, vice president of FISH, and race co-chairman. “We really hope that everyone can join us again this year as we share our island with the 10K runners. I cannot tell you how important the support from the whole community is to FISH and particularly during the FISH 10K, we are truly grateful for your support.”

More than 50 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K last year, and more than 120 people volunteered their time to make it a huge success. The event is off to a good start with the confirmation of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company as the title sponsor, but more sponsors are needed.

The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Community House, follows a marked course around the island and returnn to the Community House for the finish line. There also is a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners.

Trade fair participants are asked to download sponsorship forms at www.fishofsanibel.com.