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Racing for a Reason: Shaun Philippart

Shaun at Race for the Ring

The fourth annual Race for the Ring is coming to Sacramento on July 14, 2012. This text messaged based treasure hunt on bike through downtown Sacramento directly benefits programs at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). Teams of two will pedal, scoot and wheel their way through downtown Sacramento guided by text message clues in search of more than $10,000 in prizes.

Each week leading up to the event, we will interview someone who is involved in the race to find out why they are racing for a reason.

This week’s interview is with Shaun Philippart, a Biologist who loves being active outdoors!

The Sacramento Press: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Shaun Philippart: My name is Shaun and I am Biologist, so I like to spend time being active outdoors. I got into running about four years ago because of my friend Mary, who also got me to try Race for the Ring last year. In addition to running I enjoy playing soccer, basketball, hiking, and of course biking!

SP: Racers will be racing around town in search of jewelry graciously donated by Rogers Jewelry Company. What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
Shaun: I am pretty sure my riding partner likes everything, but I would definitely go for the fancy watch. I don’t think I’ve ever had a watch that didn’t have a plastic wristband.

SP: What are you looking forward to the most about this year’s event?
Shaun: Having a great time and trying to do better than last year! Plus, it will be fun to see the unique costumes people come up with this year and the after party rocks!!

SP: What motivates you to be part of this cause?
Shaun: It’s my small way of contributing to a great organization that supports those who are in need of help. I really want to show my support for the services that the Sacramento Food Bank provides.

SP: What is your role with Race for the Ring 2012 and/or Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services?
Shaun: This will be my second year competing in Race for the Ring and I can’t wait! It’s a great way to have fun, exercise, and use some brain power.

SP: What is one thing the public might not (but should) know about Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services?
Shaun: The one thing I know is that the staff that works for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is amazing and does great work in the community.

SP: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Shaun: If you haven’t signed up for Race for the Ring 2012, what are you waiting for!? I guarantee you will have a great time!!

For more information about the event or to register to participate, please visit the Race for the Ring website or the Race for the RIng splash page.

“Like” Race for the Ring on Facebook.

For more information about Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, please visit www.sacramentofoodbank.org.


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