Make strides for the floriculture industry this summer by participating in or sponsoring the 6th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay. The event will take place near the OFA Short Course in Columbus, Ohio, on July 9, 2005, with check-in starting at 6:00 a.m. and shoes hitting the pavement at 7:00 a.m. This year's theme is "Stride for FIRST," and all funds raised benefit Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust, a nonprofit organization that supports the floriculture industry.
Individual runners or relay teams of four runners may race the 5K for first, second and third place, while individual walkers complete one-quarter of the course in a non-competitive lap. Winners of the race will be recognized for their feat at 6:30 p.m. on July 10, after the OFA Short Course Reception, and all participants may attend.
Registration fees through May 6 are $120 for a four-person team and $30 for an individual. Registration fees from May 7 through June 27 are $140 for a four-person team and $35 for an individual. Companies or individuals also may sponsor the event at various levels. A sponsorship commitment is needed by May 6 to guarantee placement on promotional items.
To participate or for more information, see the insert in the 2005 OFA Short Course Program or log onto www.dramm.com  or www.firstinfloriculture.org . For questions, contact Megan O'Brien at Dramm Corporation by phone at (920) 684-0227 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .