January 7, 2014, Phoenix, Ariz.— For the tenth year, Ewing Irrigation is gearing up to compete in the 2014 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon with its largest team yet.
On January 19, 2014, more than 700 people from 21 states will run as part of Team Ewing.Since 2005, Ewing, the largest family-owned distributor of landscape and water management products in the country, has invited employees from across the U.S. to join the race, to promote and encourage health and fitness company-wide.
“This has become an important part of our culture and a true win-win-win. Our employees get to push themselves outside of their comfort zones and accomplish something remarkable. The charity we support wins with generous contributions from our participants and their supporters, and as a company, we win by having a happier, healthier, more motivated and cohesive work family,” said Cliff Woodbury, Ewing’s Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications, and one of Team Ewing’s captains.
Team Ewing is also competing in the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon Rock Corporate Challenge, a friendly team competition designed to get corporations into training. Ewing is one of the largest and most successful corporate teams in the race’s history.
Fundraising for Autism Speaks™ has also become an important part of the race for Team Ewing. Since 2009, Team Ewing has raised more than $160,000 for Autism Speaks, and hopes to raise another $25,000 by January 19.
Training throughout the fall and winter has become a custom for employees who join the team, with many starting a tradition of going on morning runs together before company conferences, events and meetings.
Donate to Team Ewing
Donations to Autism Speaks through Team Ewing can be made online at: http://events.autismspeaks.org/2014ewingirrigation.
About Ewing: A Premier Supplier and Quality Education Provider
Ewing is the largest family-owned supplier of landscape and water management products in the country. Ewing offers commercial and residential irrigation supplies, water management solutions, landscape and turf products, hardscape, landscape lighting, water features, erosion control, industry-leading seminars and more to professionals serving the landscaping, sports turf, golf, agricultural and industrial industries.
Note to the Editor: Photos from Team Ewing at the 2013 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon are available for download at www.flickr.com/photos/ewingirrigation.