For the last seven years, Lipman has provided children in need with the supplies required for the coming school year. Now in its fifth year, the annual Lipman 5K Run for Backpacks raises the funds needed to make that happen. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 11 at 8 AM at Immokalee High School, 701 Immokalee Drive.
Last year’s Lipman 5K Run raised enough money to fill over 1,500 backpacks with school supplies and provide 200 bicycles, $3,000 in clothing store gift cards, and 100 children’s haircuts at the Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway.
“It’s about more than just giving back,” said Jaime Weisinger from Lipman Family Farms, America’s largest open-field tomato grower. “It’s about providing these kids with a brighter future. Every chance we get to help children learn, grow and develop their skills, we are all in. Preparing them for school is just one of the ways we are here for this community.”
vStudents, teachers and community members will be recognized during the event. Two Golden Apple Award teachers from Collier County have been invited to receive Lipman Golden Tomatoes in recognition of their hard work and dedication to education.
Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jaime.firstname.lastname@example.org. To register visit www.active.com/immokalee-fl/running/distance-running-races/lipman-s-5k-run-for-backpacks-2019. For more information, visit their Facebook page (LipmanFamilyFarms) or call 239-657-4421.