The run/walk was held on July 16, drawing nearly 150 participants and raising more than $5,000.00 for the hospital. Netafim also prepared Smart Irrigation take-away bags for participants that included SIM t-shirts, water bottles and useful tips about efficient water use in homes and businesses.
Additionally, through Netafim's efforts, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin proclaimed July "Smart Irrigation Month" and the city provided water-saving tips for distribution at the run/walk event.
Along with Netafim, race sponsors included Weight Away Medical Clinic of Clovis, and Ideas Plus, Sierra Packaging and Pacific Paper Tube of Fresno. All sponsor proceeds were donated directly to Children's Hospital.
Netafim extended the company's Smart Irrigation Month focus by including water-saving tips on the company's Facebook and Twitter pages.