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 2016, the event donated $77,000 to RCMA.
Bright House Networks and all of the event sponsors look forward to the 4th Annual Strawberry Picking Challenge. Please see information below and check back for details as we get closer to the event.
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 2015 sponsors for supporting RCMA. We were able to donate $76,000 to the cause last year! To become a sponsor of the event, please contact Amber Maloney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors
ED & BARBARA BERGMANN
WILL & PAM BISSETT
AVERY FAMILY FOUNDATION
DICK & JULIE MOORE
JACK & DOREEN BRAY
MARY & BOB SIERRA FAMILY FOUNDATION, INC.
ROBERT & NANCY RUBB
The 3rd Annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge hosted by Wish Farms will be held February 6th, 2016 in Plant City, FL. Click to view event details and learn about the cause!
The 2016 Florida Strawberry Festival will be held March 3-13, 2016 in Plant City, FL. Wish Farms is the proud Soundstage sponsor! Click for event details.
Each year towards the end of our season, Wish Farms hosts a charity u-pick event open to the public. Click for dates and details.
Wish Farms supports agritourism and we do our best to accommodate tour groups interested in visiting our farms. Click for information and guidelines.
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