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Photo by Kelsey Floyd

Fight Hunger Night-Produce Mascot Race

Date: July 22, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


1. Church Brothers - Landon Laporte as The Green Machine
2. The Nunes Company - Paul Flores as ToBo
3. Pacific International Marketing - Jerome Carlisle as Buster Broccoli
The 11th annual Ag Against Hunger Produce Mascot Race will take place during the Friday night performance of the California Rodeo Salinas on July 22nd. The track will be full of giant mascots who will race toward the finish line in a sprint combined with a special challenge.

Each company pays an entry fee of $1,000 that is donated directly to Ag Against Hunger. The entry fees along with a few other donations resulted in the California Rodeo Salinas donating over $95,000 to Ag Against Hunger over the last 10 years.

Ag Against Hunger (AAH), started in 1990, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger by creating a connection between the agricultural community and food assistance programs. They now distribute an average of over 12 million pounds annually to their food bank partners. The Rodeo and Ag Against Hunger came up with the idea of racing mascots in 2011 and the program has been a success ever since. Without the support of local sponsors, this race and monetary donation would not be possible.

Photos by Kelsey Floyd


Church Brothers Farms
Dole Fresh Vegetables
Ocean Mist Farms
Pacific International Marketing
Sakata Seed America
Taylor Farms
The Nunes Company
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Produce Mascot Race to benefit AAH

Produce Mascot Race LIVE during the RODEO
July 22, 2022 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mascots will race on the track during the Friday night performance of the California Rodeo Salinas. Learn more about Ag Against Hunger at
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