The 6th Annual Strawberry Picking Challenge will be held Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th. This year’s exciting event is brought to you by Monte Package Company!
Last year’s Strawberry Picking Challenge presented by the Florida Strawberry Grower’s Association raised $100,000 for the children of RCMA.
Being active in the community has always been a focus of Wish Farms and the Wishnatzki family. After 8 years of hosting an annual charity Pro-Am tennis tournament, Wish Farms decided to take the competition from the court to the field; the strawberry field that is!
The 1st Annual Strawberry Picking Challenge presented by Bright House Networks, was in February 2014. The event raised $75,000 for Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA); a Florida nonprofit that provides quality childcare and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural low-income families. In six years, this event has raised over $518,000 for the children of RCMA.
If you would like to be a sponsor for our event next year, email [email protected]
|Who:||Monte Packaging, Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)|
|What:||6th Annual Strawberry Picking Challenge presented by Monte Packaging, to benefit RCMA|
|Where:||Fancy Farms 3536 Futch Loop, Plant City, FL 33566|
|When:||Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm|
|Cost:||Free to the general public. Free to park. U- Pick Strawberries $5 per quart will be donated to RCMA|
STRAWBERRY JOE TROPHY:
For families coming to enjoy a day on the strawberry farm, the picking challenge is a spectator event. Corporate teams will be competing for the coveted Strawberry Joe Trophy. The trophy is named after the late Joe Wishnatzki, our owner Gary Wishnatzki’s father. Joe and his brother, Lester, joined the family business in 1955. Joe was passionate about strawberries and would be proud to support a charity event that promotes the importance of our farmers and pickers. The “Strawberry Joe” is a perpetual trophy that will be passed around each year to the new winner. Thank you to everyone who is helping to make this event a tradition in the community!
A special thank you to all of our 2019 sponsors for supporting RCMA. We were able to donate over $90,000 to the cause this year! To become a sponsor of the event, please contact Amber Maloney ([email protected]).