Here in Stockton, we're not just proud of our community because of its abundance of diverse food, business, and culture. We're also very proud of how we give back to those in need. Here's a list of events this week that benefit the less fortunate in our community.
The "heroic" alliance between the Child Abuse and Prevention Council and Court Appointed Child Advocates (CASA) has lead to the creation of the CASA Superhero Run, taking place NOW through September 27. This virtual race can be ran (or walked) from any location. Whether it's a road, trail, treadmill, or track, the time you clock benefits the foster children of Stockton - and makes you a superhero!
This Thursday, September 16 between 9am and 10am, any member of our community can pull up to the Merlo Gym parking lot and volunteers for the Table Community Foundation's Drive Thru Food Distribution will hand out delicious fresh food. This monthly event proudly serves those hungry and in need in Stockton.
Get your heart pumping for a wonderful cause as the 209 Heart & Stroke Walk at the University of the Pacific takes place this Saturday from 8am to 12pm. As part of the American Heart Association Heart Walk Here program, this event promotes the importance of moving and walking for heart health as well supports the life saving mission of the American Heart Association. Hopefully, we'll see you there!
The inaugural California Farmland Trust Race to Slow the Pace arrives this Sunday, September 19 at 7am at Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi. In an effort to slow down the pace of development and protect farmland, the California Farmland Trust created this race to reconnect people with nature and show the importance of farmland in our area. Be one of the first to take part in this first of its kind promoting ag tradition.
Also this Sunday, September 19 is the 24th Annual Toys For Tots Car Show and Swap Meet, hosted by the Stockton Marine Corps Club. Running from 6am to 3pm at Chase Chevrolet, this wonderful event will feature food, vendors, a DJ, and so much more. Plus, bringing an unwrapped toy will earn you a raffle ticket! Come down and join our community for this special event!