Lipman's "Run for Backpacks" 5K Raises $25,000
- by Eva Roethler
IMMOKALEE, FL – Lipman Family Farms, one of North America’s largest open field tomato growers, recently raised more than $25,000 hosting the “Run for Backpacks” 5K and Junior Fun Run. Through sponsorships and 211 registrations, the event will use the money raised to purchase 1,300 backpacks filled with school supplies for local students.
“Our ‘Run for Backpacks’ 5K is my favorite event of the year, because it helps us give back in such a meaningful way to children and families right here in our community,” said Jaime Weisinger, Community Relations Director for Lipman, and Board Chairman for Lipman Family Foundation. “Encouraging education and healthy lifestyles is part of our core here at Lipman, and we hope to serve even more children in the years to come.”
Backpacks will be distributed at Lipman’s annual giveaway event on August 5 to help ensure that local children have the tools they need to prepare for the school year.
More than 25 local organizations sponsored the event, including:
- Capitol City Fruit of Norwalk, IA
- Suncoast Credit Union
- Howard Fertilizer
- Insurance Co of America
- Gargiulo Farms
- DSD Homes
- Starnes & Holt
- Baker Hostetler Law Firm
- Coconut Ford in Estero
- Morgan Stanley
For more information about Lipman, visit www.LipmanFamilyFarms.com.