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Flying Pig Marathon Donates to Free Store
Gatorade Gift to Help Area Families

Cincinnati, Ohio (August 21, 2003) - The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon today donated two skids of concentrated Gatorade sports drink to the Cincinnati FreeStore/FoodBank, a local food resource for area families.

"With school starting around the Tri-State and warm weather still with us, we felt this was a great opportunity to help our community," said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director of the Flying Pig Marathon. "We hope families will be able to put this gift to good use."

The Gatorade was delivered free of charge to the FreeStore by City Dash, one of the sponsors of the Flying Pig Marathon. The Marathon has donated extra Gatorade to other area running events, but this is the largest gift of Gatorade the Marathon has made to the community. Nearly 80 boxes containing four bottles of Gatorade were delivered, with each bottle making six gallons. Once mixed, the Gatorade should make more than 16,000 cups for area families.

"We really appreciate this generous donation from the Flying Pig Marathon," said Gary Goosman, Food Bank director. "Summer is always a slow time for donations at the FreeStore/FoodBank, and it is terrific when one non-profit is able to help out another."

The FreeStore/FoodBank was founded in 1971 and serves 20 counties in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. It fills the pantry shelves of approximately 500 other agencies, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies with donated food, and feeds between 150,000 and 200,000 people every year.

The 6th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon will be held Sunday, May 2, 2004, featuring the Marathon, Outback 2-person relay, Ernst & Young 4-person relay and the Papa John's 10K. Presenting sponsors are CoActive Marketing, Mercy Health Partners and Paycor.

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