Ocean Mist® Farms Returns for Second Tour de Fresh Sponsorship with John Pattullo and Paul Scheid
- by Melissa De Leon
CASTROVILLE, CA – As riders get ready to take on the California roads to supporting the Salad Bars to Schools initiative, Ocean Mist® Farms proudly announced that it too is returning to the fundraising fray. The company is sponsoring riders for the Tour de Fresh for its second year in a row.
“It’s important to Ocean Mist Farms to provide nutritious meals for the younger generation because they are the ones who will help carry out our vision one day,” said Director of Marketing Diana McClean.
Ocean Mist Company employees John Pattullo and Paul Scheid will ride along with 50 industry peers to make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to schools across the country, according to a press release. Together, they have raised a combined $1,725 toward their $7,000 goal.
“We are motivated to give back to causes that align with our company’s core values and couldn’t be more proud of John and Paul for making the time to train and fundraise for a cause they believe in personally as well,” Diana commented.
John will ride for Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District, and Paul will be riding to support Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.
As we previously reported, this year’s event will see riders bike upwards of 275 miles from Pismo Beach to Monterey, California, from July 25 to July 27. The Tour de Fresh has set its eyes on a new record, looking to raise at least $150,000 to privately finance 50 salad bars in U.S. schools this year, having already achieved $131,000 to date.
To help make this year’s goal a reality, donate now at the link below.
Ocean Mist Farms said that, as previous salad bar donors through the Grower-Shipper Association, it expects their riders will be able to provide both salad bars in their respective districts.
The 93-year-old legacy at Ocean Mist Farms is to continuously invest in the community, health, and wellness, which aligns with the mission of Tour de Fresh. The company encourages donations through the website at www.tourdefresh.com.
Continue to donate and spread the word through July 27th, and stay tuned to AndNowUKnow for more coverage of the individuals that help make this ride happen.