7th Annual Race for the Steaks Is Raising the 'Steaks' to benefit The Idaho Foodbank and Treasure Valley YMCA
The 7th Annual Race for the Steaks, hosted by the Idaho Beef Council, is now Raising the 'Steaks' on Nutrition and Health with registration fees equally supporting the Beef Counts program benefitting the Idaho Foodbank and the Treasure Valley YMCA with $20 going to each organization. The Beef Counts program provides a much needed, high quality protein for food insecure Idahoans.
Race packs will include a race t-shirt, FREE finger steaks from Big Jud’s, a FREE beverage voucher from Sockeye Brewing Company, a trio of The Grill Dad’s “Tuxedo Spice Blends” from Spiceology and an assortment of Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. cooking guides and accessories; a total value of over $30.
Registration details available at www.RaceForTheSteaks.com.
“The best part about this race, is that it can take place wherever you like to run or walk, and the money raised through registrations will support the Beef Counts program benefiting The Idaho Foodbank and the Treasure Valley YMCA. The donations to the Beef Counts program will be matched by Agri Beef, providing 98 three-ounce servings of beef for each registration” Said T.K. Kuwahara, CEO of the Idaho Beef Council. “We want to thank our enthusiastic racers who have been part of Race for the Steaks for years, which is why we are having some exciting race pack prizes for participants thanks to our Idaho ranching families and some of our very supportive sponsors.”
How this Race is Supporting Idahoans In Need: The Treasure Valley YMCA In response to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA launched the 2020 COVID-19 Sustaining and Annual Fundraising Campaign to address our immediate crisis. This allowed us to sustain current programs and services, and to reopen with the staff and programming to meet the needs of our community. Many families have expressed how challenging it is to balance work and their children’s education as schools move to a virtual platform. Now that summer is over, children are in need of a safe and supportive environment where virtual learning can take place so caregivers can return to work and provide for their families.
The Beef Counts program Idaho’s beef industry recognizes its impact on Idaho and the effect it has on the local economies. Celebrating its Ten-Year Anniversary -- Beef Counts is a program designed to provide a consistent supply of high-quality protein throughout the year to The Idaho Foodbank. This is done through generous contributions, and all donations up to $50,000 are matched by Agri Beef.
Those who register to race will also automatically be entered into a drawing to receive a grand prize valued at over $850 which includes a “Cordova Roadie-O™ cooler” made in Idaho, which is kicked up cowboy style, along with over $300 in Snake River Farms/Double R Ranch beef, as well as a mini-Bar-B-Q. Weekly prize drawings will also take place for those who register for Race for the Steaks. All prizes can be shipped to those out of state. The grand prize announcement will take place during an exclusive, virtual online beef cooking demonstration October 24 with Idaho’s own, Mark Anderson from the Food Network’s The Grill Dads.
About the Idaho Beef Council The Idaho Beef Council (IBC) is a state organization representing Idaho’s beef ranchers. As of January 1, 2020, Idaho had 2.49 million head of cattle valued at $2.639 billion, making it the state’s second largest agricultural industry behind dairy. IBC was created in 1967 by the Idaho legislature as a marketing organization to increase consumer demand for beef. It is funded by the beef checkoff program - a $1.50 per head assessment on the sale of cattle in Idaho. The funds generated from this are used to support promotion, research and education programs at home and abroad.
The Idaho Beef Council Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of the state's industry sectors: Cow/Calf Producers, CattleWomen Producers, Dairy Farmers, Cattle Feeders, and Livestock Markets. IBC board members are nominated by their respective organizations and appointed by the Governor for a three-year term. For more information, visit www.IDBeef.org.
For further information, contact Donna Kovaleski, Communication Manager, Idaho Beef Council, DKovaleski@idbeef.org, (208) 376-6004.
Link to Race Artwork: Race Artwork
Link to Video of Idaho Beef Council Vice-Chairman, Bill Lickley Interview regarding the Beef Counts Program.