The California Rodeo’s social media
“Most Delicious Produce Contest” begins today, June 15th and
runs through June 29th. Five produce mascots and their favorite
produce products will be competing for the title of “Most Delicious Produce.”
This year’s competition features Mann Packing’s “Snap Mann”, The Nunes Company
“Broccoleaf”, Ocean Mist’s “Arti Loving Artichokes”, Sakata Seed’s “Green
Magic”, Pacific International Marketing’s “Ka Pow Cauliflower” and Captain
T&A’s “Artisan Lettuce”. To vote for your favorite mascot and produce,
“like” California Rodeo Salinas on Facebook then “like” your favorite mascot’s
photo. The contest runs through July 2nd; the winner will be crowned
with a special trophy at their produce company’s office location. These mascots
will then be featured at the Ag Against Hunger Produce Mascot Race at the California
The fifth annual Ag Against Hunger Produce
Mascot Race makes its appearance on “Fight Hunger Night” Friday, July 17th
at the California Rodeo Salinas. The track will be full of giant mascots who
will race toward the finish line in a sprint combined with a special challenge.
Those companies who have mascots committed to race this year are: Bengard
Farms, Church Brothers, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Mann Packing, Ocean Mist,
Pacific International Marketing, Sakata Seeds, Tanimura & Antle, Taylor
Farms and The Nunes Company.
Each company pays an entry fee of $1000
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 $45,000
to Ag Against Hunger over 5 years.
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.
Against Hunger Produce Mascot Race is included in general admission for the California
Rodeo Salinas. Tickets may be purchased at www.carodeo.com or at the Salinas Sports Complex Box Office. For more information on Ag
Against Hunger, please visit againsthunger.org.
the California Rodeo Salinas
California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19, 2015. The California Rodeo
Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and
promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support
the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the
annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas
Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising
opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association
returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more
information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or
call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. 'Like' the
California Rodeo on Facebook at -www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or
follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.