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Pfeifer Sponsors FISH 10K Race

Pfeifer Realty Group is Silver Sponsor of 10K Race 'Believes in the valuable work of F.I.S.H.'

Pfeifer Realty Group is a former neighbor of F.I.S.H. of SANCAP, until the non-profit got a home of its own last year. The organization lends a helping hand to those who live, work or visit the islands – something Realtor and Broker Eric Pfeifer witnessed for nearly eight years.

“We believe in the valuable work that F.I.S.H. does and have been proud supporters for several years,” he said. Pfeifer Realty Group is a Silver Sponsor of the 8th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., a community tradition that draws hundreds of runners from near and far to Sanibel Island for a good cause. “We saw the faces of those who desperately need the help of F.I.S.H. every day.”

Pfeifer, pronounced 'fifer', has been helping people find the ideal house to call home for more than a decade. The former civil engineer earned his Realtor and contractor licenses at the same time and has been recognized for his hard work and leadership. He runs Pfeifer Realty with more than a dozen Realtors who are experts in the field. His wife, Mary Ellen, is head of marketing.

The couple moved to Sanibel Island 15 years ago. It had been a place they visited often before making it their community. “I am privileged to live, work and own a business on Sanibel,” Pfeifer said. “Nowhere else have I found a community of residents so generous of their time and efforts, as well as their financial resources for the many benefits and non-profit organizations.”

The couple continues to support many Sanibel non-profit organizations, such as Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Community House, for which Pfeifer made an appearance in Dancing with the Island Stars. He was also named Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce 'Citizen of the Year' in April 2016.

“It is an honor to have Pfeifer Realty Group as one of our Silver Sponsors,” Ed Ridlehoover, 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. committee co-chairman, said. “They have been a treasure in our community for many years.”

The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., is set for Saturday, Oct. 15 with the start-finish line at the Sanibel Community Park along Periwinkle Way. Runners will have the opportunity to race the island streets in support of a worthy cause.

Pfeifer Realty Group is a full-service real estate office staffed with knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to helping clients achieve their real estate goals on Sanibel and Captiva. Visit mysanibelrealestate.com to discover more.

About F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. is a non-profit organization, staffed by more than 150 volunteers, assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. For more than 30 years F.I.S.H. has been a “neighbors helping neighbors” organization offering a wide range of human services including: • Emergency financial assistance • Food pantry • In-home visitation • Non-emergency transport on and off the Island • Temporary loan of health equipment • Hurricane preparedness information • Daily hot meals program

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. One-hundred percent of all contributions are used by F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. to support its mission. F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc is a United Way house and an equal opportunity provider. For more information: www.fishofsanibel.com.

Photo: Pete Bender, Nancy Bender, Heather Chevalier, Sarah Gabbard, Eric Pfeifer, Kim Alexander, Ed Ridlehover and John Pryor

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