• Maggie Goldsmith

Carb Load Dinner and Runner Incentives for FISH 10K


Out of an abundance of caution and care for participants and islanders, the 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. will be taking place virtually this year due to the COVID pandemic.

New for 2020 is a ‘carb’ load dinner, hosted by community partner, The Sanibel Community House, on Friday. October 23rd. Dinner will feature Grilled Chicken Breast with Citrus notes, Tomato Pasta & Vegetable Bake, Chef Jarred's ‘Amazing Mac and Cheese’, Salad and Garlic Bread and will be offered for dine in or car side delivery. Dine in will require a reservation with names of those you will be seated with in your social group. Masks will be required until seated. The cost is $20 per person and net proceeds will support The Community House operations. For more information and reservations, visit the October calendar section at sanibelcommunityhouse.net. “The Community House is such an important part of our community and a fantastic partner to FISH. We’re excited for this fun addition to safe race festivities and are looking forward to this delicious meal,” said Alicia Tighe Orgera, FISH Executive Director.

Also new to the 10K are incentives for runners. Incentives this year include a refund of registration fee to a runner if they fundraise $250 or more (excluding processing fees) which will go to FISH of SANCAP. Additionally, for every five referrals a runner makes to others who sign up, they receive a $20 discount.

While the 10K is a different format than usual, FISH is already seeing runners from across the country registering to lace up their running shoes in support of a great cause.

Participating runners will receive a dri-fit shirt, with the Hortoon 10K logo on the front, as well as a matching face covering which will be mailed to directly to them.

Funds raised through the 10K race registration, sponsorships, and donations will benefit FISH OF SANCAP as they continue to meet the needs of islanders for nearly 40 years, including during disasters such as the current health crisis. As the islands’ only wrap-around social services organization, FISH is experiencing significant growth in program usage, particularly their Helping Hands emergency financial assistance, their food pantry, and the Meals-by-FISH hot meal delivery program for housebound island residents. For additional information on the 10K Race or if you are interested in sponsoring the virtual event, please contact Diane Cortese, Race Committee Chair, at Dianerc10@gmail.com.

For additional information on the FISH organization and their programs and services, please contact Alicia Tighe Orgera, Executive Director at 239-472-4775 or visit their website at www.fishofsancap.org.

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