On Sunday 10 April our three teams of 12 runners in total participated in the Rotterdam Marathon to raise funds for our social project in Costa Rica: La Perla. It was an absolute marvellous day, with great spring temperatures, a field of more than 17 000 runners, and nearly a million spectators all along the route.
The team times were respectable, considering the fact that only two runners were under 30 years of age.
Our sponsor board for the La Perla project is filling up rapidly, once again proving that the fresh produce supply is always eager to support good things.Escuela La Perla is a rural school in Pital, the region our BonSweet and Freedom Fruit pineapples are grown. The school serves the children of a community of farm workers, and it also is the main gathering point for the local community.