SALINAS, CA, July 15, 2013 –Miss
California Rodeo Salinas Tracy Hinson was out and about in Salinas and on the Peninsula
this weekend talking about the upcoming Big Week events and promoting the
California Rodeo. One of the most unique events Tracy attended was the glean
with Ag Against Hunger. She went out with a group of volunteers to harvest
cauliflower in an Ocean Mist Farms field on Saturday morning; the produce was
then trucked to a cooler and will make it to a food bank soon. Among the
attendees were a few mascots who were there to promote another unique event
that benefits Ag Against Hunger.
Mascot Race that will be held on Friday July 19th on the track
during the 2nd performance of the California Rodeo Salinas which
starts at 6:00pm. The race will feature ten mascots from local produce
companies-not all in the shapes of vegetables-racing for bragging rights and a
chance to defend their title the following year. The companies all became
sponsors of the Rodeo and paid an entry fee to participate in the race-that fee
is donated to Ag Against Hunger. Ag Against Hunger's mission is to alleviate
hunger by creating a connection between the agricultural community and food
assistance programs. This is the 3rd year
the race has been held and over $25,000 has been raised for Ag Against Hunger.
companies are: Bengard Ranches, Chiquita Brands International, Church Brothers,
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Ocean Mist, Pacific International
Marketing, Tanimura & Antle, Taylor Farms and The Nunes Company. Don’t miss
this entertaining race on Fight Hunger Night, presented by Wells Fargo.
Information, ticket details and a full schedule can be found at www.carodeo.com.
California Rodeo Salinas
The California Rodeo Salinas
will take place July 18-21, 2013. 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
Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising
opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $350,000
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.