2013 Grow & Go SUCCESS!
The IAA Foundation held its 3rd annual 5K Grow & Go on Saturday, May 11, 2013. This family friendly event not only raises funds for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, but also raises awareness with consumers about the important role of agriculture and the family farms that put food on our table.
Over 360 runners, walkers, kids’ dashers, families and volunteers gathered at the Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial, and GROWMARK headquarters in Bloomington, IL, for a great day of fun and fellowship.
After the kids Cock-a-Doodle Dash, the 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, participants gathered for an open house that included a hot breakfast, learning activities for the kids, and even free massages! The morning culminated with presentation of the coveted tractor awards, given for 1st and 2nd place in 5 year age categories.
The IAA Foundation is on track to raise $15,000 from this event, thanks to generous sponsors and event participants. We are pleased to present this event and glad to hear so much positive feedback about the experience!
Pictures can be viewed on the IAA Foundation Facebook page.