• Maggie Goldsmith

Grog Shop named Gold Sponsor for FISH OF SANCAP’s 12th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.


The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. Committee announces The Grog Shop as a Gold sponsor of the 12th annual race in support of FISH OF SANCAP. “We are grateful for the generous support of the Grog Shop,” said 10K Race Committee Co-chair Diane Cortese. “They are good neighbors who care about our community, and we welcome them as a Gold sponsor of the 10K race,” Cortese added.


The Grop Shop, recognizing the support and valuable programs that FISH administers within the Sanibel-Captiva community, show their support through this sponsorship. Sam and Francis Bailey started the Grog shop in late 1972. Seventy three years earlier, their father, Frank P. Bailey had started the still thriving business now known as Bailey's General Store. When it opened, The Grog Shop was the only liquor store on the island. Nearly fifty years later, they remain the largest shop with the biggest selection. The shop has always supplied a carefully curated selection of wine, spirits, beer. For the cigar aficionado, they feature Sanibel's only walk-in cigar humidor. The Grop Shop is located at Bailey's Center at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, next to the Island Cinema at the Southwest corner of the shopping center. For additional information, visit https://grogshopsanibel.com or call 239-472-1682.


The 10K Race will be held virtually this year, and runners can participate and log their time at any point from when they register through October 31st. Registration is open through the Fort Myers Track Club at ftmyerstrackclub.com. Cost is $40 for those who register before Oct. 20, prices increase after Oct. 20 at 11:59pm EDT. 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. New incentives this year include a refund of registration fee to a runner if they fundraise $250 or more (excluding processing fees). Additionally, for every 5 referrals a runner makes to others who sign up, they receive a $20 discount (half-off).

FISH provides services to anyone who lives, works or visits Sanibel and Captiva Islands as the only wrap-around social service agency provider. For additional information on the FISH organization and their programs and services, please contact Alicia Tighe, Executive director at 239-472-4775 or visit their website at www.fishofsancap.org.


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.

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