Gaston Cantens: Florida Crystals Sponsors Loop the Lake for Literacy to Bring Awareness to Literacy, Lake Okeechobee and Communities

Gaston Cantens, Vice President of Corporate Relations for Florida Crystals, says the company was delighted to sponsor the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s Loop the Lake for Literacy cycling event on April 2, 2011, as it brought awareness to causes the company supports, includingchildhood and adult literacy, Lake Okeechobee and its surrounding communities in western Palm Beach County.

According to Gaston Cantens, who heads Florida Crystals’ community outreach activities, the event had an overwhelming turnout with 214 riders enjoying a beautiful day around Lake Okeechobee.

The event saw 37 riders complete the full 120-mile loop around Lake Okeechobee!  Ninety-nine cyclists completed 100k, 63 finished 59k and 15 rode the 25k course.  For many riders participating in the Loop the Lake for Literacy event, it was their first time enjoying the tranquil settings of the Lake Okeechobee cycle path.

Gaston Cantens says Florida Crystals, as an advocate for the health of Lake Okeechobee and a supporter of the Literacy Coalition, felt this event was a great way to support both causes and bring residents out, who might otherwise not have made the trip, to see the importance of Lake Okeechobee.

Florida Crystals, a leading global sugar producer based in Palm Beach County, thanked the Literacy Coalition for being all-inclusive in its outreach efforts byhosting the event in western Palm Beach County, an area that is often overlooked

Florida Crystals congratulates:
Lisa Gray, the Individual with the Highest Fundraising!

Dream, Discover, Do It
from the Palm Beach County Library System, who won the trophy for the Team with the Highest Fundraising!

The Spinners, whowere honored as the Team with the Highest Number of Athletes followed by a close second with the Boca Raton Bicycle Club.

In its on-going efforts to help people of all ages better their education, Florida Crystals is proud to be a partner with the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach, an organization that helps children, teens and adults learn literacy skills that will better their lives.

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