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Running Back to the Farm

  • Pennings Farm Cidery 4 Warwick Turnpike Warwick, NY, 10990 United States (map)

Pennings Farm Cidery and the Rashad Jennings Foundation are proud to announce Running Back to the Farm, an all ages event positioned to raise money for underprivileged youth literacy, mentorship and health & fitness programs. Former NY Giants Running Back, Rashad Jennings, teams up with the Pennings farm family to produce this celebrity inspired event on August 4, 2-7PM.

Running Back to the Farm is all about raising money for a cause that is near and dear to Rashad Jennings. Jennings was an average kid, of above average weight, with below average grades, with what were considered unattainable dreams of becoming an NFL Running Back. Jennings was given a break not many receive, when he was inspired through education, provided direction to reach success and encouraged to adopt health and fitness as a way of life. He proved his doubters wrong when he stepped onto the turf as a NY Giants Running Back from 2014 -2017, reigned champion on Dancing with the Stars Season 24 and became a published author, proving his strengths as an athlete, team-player and scholar. 
The Rashad Jennings Foundation is Jennings current playbook used to create possibilities for young dreamers to reach their goals just as he did. Through the foundation, and the Running Back to the Farm event, Jennings takes on a similar role to that of a running back when he receives ‘handoffs’ of monetary contributions to be used to inspire youth nationwide to blitz in the face of adversity. Pennings Farm Cidery aligns itself with the Rashad Jennings philosophy of mentoring and encouraging youth to strive for personal success. 

The day is packed with live music, delicious food truck eats, a selection of Pennings Farm Cidery’s own hard cider, New York State craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails and fun activities for all ages.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
•    Black Dirt Bandits, 
•    Dan Brother Band, 
•    Guest DJ, TBA.

FOOD TRUCKS
•    Pennings' Wood Fired Pizza Truck, 
•    Pitchfork Barbecue & Biscuits
•    Lil Fry Company

Rashad Jennings will be on the farm throughout the Running Back to the Farm event, mingling through the crowd for meet and greets, along with a few surprise guests. NY Giants fans have an opportunity to take home New York Giants tickets & field passes, signed memorabilia and much more through raffles and silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit the Rashad Jennings Foundation.

TICKETS: Pre-sale tickets are available online.
21 and Older Tickets: 
•    Early Bird 21 and Older Ticket: $20 + ticket surcharge through July 13; includes one complimentary hard cider or craft beer, and one raffle ticket.
•    General Admission 21 and Older Ticket: $25 + ticket surcharge through August 3; includes one complimentary hard cider or craft beer, and one raffle ticket.
•    At the Gate 21 and Older Ticket: $25 includes one raffle ticket only.
20 and Younger Tickets: 
•    Early Bird 20 and Under Ticket: $10 + surcharge through July 13; includes one raffle ticket.
•    General Admission 20 and Under Ticket: $15 + surcharge through August 3; includes one raffle ticket.
•    At the Gate 20 and Younger Ticket: $15
Children ages four and under are free.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/running-back-to-the-farm-tickets-46667457622?aff=eac2

Pennings Farm Cidery is located directly behind Pennings Farm Market nestled against the hillside apple and peach orchards in an Amish-constructed barn, housing the production facility and taproom that seats up to 70 patrons indoors and offers outside covered patio seating as well as nearly an acre of lawn seating surrounded by Pennings Orchard with a vast view of the Warwick Valley. The Cidery allows the seasons to dictate the year-round calendar: taproom and production hours are available on the website. A full roster of ciders includes a combination of up to fifteen small-batch varieties available year-round or seasonally that are crafted with farm-grown ingredients as well as NY State craft beers on tap, wine by the glass and specialty cocktails with NY State spirits. 4 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY 10990. Additional information can be found at www.penningscidery.com or by calling (845)987-9922

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