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Beneficiary Selected For The 6th Annual Nut Run 5k On April 28

Continental School District Educational Foundation Selected As Beneficiary Of Green Valley Pecan Company’s 6th Annual Nut Run 5k

SAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company has named the Continental School District Educational Foundation as the beneficiary of this year’s Nut Run 5K Run/Walk. As part of this partnership, volunteers with the Foundation will participate in this annual community event. The Nut Run will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and starts at 8 a.m. at Green Valley Pecan Company. Previous recipients of the Nut Run include Sahuarita 4H, Green Valley Senior Games, Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation, and Sahuarita Unified School District.

As this year’s event beneficiary, Continental School District Educational Foundation will be the recipient of a portion of the funds raised through race registrations. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the educational excellence of children. Bonnie Klahr, President of the Continental School District Educational Foundation, said, “Since the inception of the Continental School District Educational Foundation, the Walden family and FICO have shown their commitment to support its mission to enhance the educational experience of our children. We are extremely grateful to be the recipient of the 2018 Nut Run Grant. It will enable CSDEF to continue to provide CSD students with creative art and music programs.”

The Nut Run 5K Run/Walk is the first of three races in the “Orchard Series,” which takes runners through Green Valley Pecan Company’s pecan orchards. Those registered by April 19 will receive a free race t-shirt, a 10 percent discount at the Green Valley Pecan Store, and the top three finishers in each age division will receive awards. Registration, bib pickup, and transition area opens at 7 am. All ages are welcome; no dogs allowed on the course. Registration is available online through Tagg Running Events at Participants that sign up by April 28 for all three races in the Orchard Series will receive a Boco Hat.

“The Orchard Series runs are the perfect opportunity for FICO is highlight great organizations in the community by naming one as a beneficiary of the event,” said Deborah Walden-Ralls, Owner/VP of Risk Management. “We’re teaming up with Continental School District Educational Foundation for this year’s  Nut Run to show our continued support for students, parents, and teachers.”

For more information regarding this event please visit For information regarding FICO/Green Valley Pecan Company, please contact Paula Beemer (520) 248-1219 or email us.