FAIRFIELD, CT--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - The Bigelow Tea Community Challenge is celebrating 25 years of charitable giving and family-friendly fun! This year's much-anticipated event will take place on September 30 at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club and features a 5K Road Race, non-competitive Fitness Walk and Kids' Fun Run. 100% of the proceeds benefit 16 area organizations, including the Fairfield Senior Center, the Connecticut Food Bank and the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center.
The event is expected to draw over 1,000 participants and raise over $100,000.
"It amazes me to think the first event attracted 50 participants and raised $3k. Today, 25 years and $800k later, our family-friendly event attracts runners, walkers and kids from all over Connecticut and beyond," says Cindi Bigelow, third generation president of Bigelow Tea. "So it is with immense pride that the Bigelow family celebrates the Silver Anniversary of the Community Challenge which continues to enrich the lives of many people in Fairfield and Bridgeport."
The first 1,000 to register receive a free 25th Anniversary edition T-shirt and goody bag, plus there will be food, drinks and childcare in addition to being eligible to win exciting raffle prizes that include a fantastic grand prize of two plane tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. donated by Warren Travel Agency!
In honor of the anniversary, a silent auction of signed sporting memorabilia donated by the NY Yankees will also take place plus non-perishable food items will be collected for our local food bank.
Click here to register. Check out this page for more information.
About Bigelow Tea
100% family owned Fairfield, Connecticut based Bigelow Tea pioneered the specialty tea category over 65 years ago. Bigelow takes pride in its heritage and successful growth from a one-product, entrepreneurial venture into America's leading specialty tea company. The Bigelow Tea line includes more than 120 varieties of flavored, traditional, green tea, organic, herbal, decaffeinated teas and iced teas -- including America's number one specialty tea flavor, "Constant Comment®." Charleston Tea Plantation located on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina is also owned and operated by Bigelow Tea and produces American Classic Tea and products.
Bigelow Tea is available nationwide and on the company website (www.bigelowtea.com), where tea lovers will also enjoy the company's Tea Talk blog, Facebook page and Twitter profile.