Running Back to the Farm for a cause

WARWICK. Retired N.Y. Giants running back Rashad Jennings and Pennings Farm Cidery to host fund raiser to create possibilities for young dreamers to reach their goals just as he did.

Aug 02 2019 | 12:56 PM

On Saturday, Aug. 10, The Rashad Jennings Foundation and Pennings Farm Cidery team up to host their second annual Running Back to the Farm event from 2 to 7 p.m.

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

Tickets

Tickets for those 21 and older are $25 when purchased in advance online and $30 when purchased at the door.Under 21 tickets are $15 when purchased in advance online and $20 when purchased at the door. Tickets and further details can be found at www.rashahdjenningsfoundation.com/rjf-events.

Proceeds will directly benefit the Rashad Jennings Foundation.

The cause, the motivationRunning 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 New York Giants running back from 2014 to 2017, then 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.

Essentials

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 includes a combination of up to 15 small-batch ciders available year-round or seasonally that are crafted with farm-grown ingredients as well as New York State craft beers on tap, wine by the glass and specialty cocktails with New York State spirits. The Cidery is located at 4 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick.

Additional information can be found at www.penningscidery.com or by calling (845)987-9922. The Rashad Jennings Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2013.

To learn more about the Rashad Jennings Foundation, visit www.rashadjenningsfoundation.com.