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Texas International Produce Association Hosts Annual Pull-for-PAC Skeet Shoot; Dante Galeazzi and Mark Santos Share

Texas International Produce Association Hosts Annual Pull-for-PAC Skeet Shoot; Dante Galeazzi and Mark Santos Share



MISSION, TX - The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is raising more than the roof with its latest fresh produce celebration. The organization raised funds to support its endeavors in Washington, DC, and Austin, Texas, at the recent annual Pull-for-PAC Skeet Shoot fundraiser. This year's was a sold-out shoot with every team spot filled.

Dante Galeazzi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas International Produce Association"Our annual Skeet Shoot PAC fundraiser was the brainchild of Mark Santos of Santos International and Scott Fletcher of Allen Lund, two of our event sponsors," said Dante Galeazzi, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Now in our 5th year, this event has become more than just about the PAC. It has become a great opportunity for the members to get together, have fun, and enjoy much-needed comradery as we all recover from the impacts of the pandemic."

A whopping 23 teams registered, bringing more than 100 people who were treated to a BBQ dinner and drinks at the event.

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A press released outlined the title sponsors for the event, which included Santos International and Allen Lund. TIPA's Tex-PAC Committee, which includes Mary Velasquez of Coast Tropical; Tony Martinez of Primo Trading Services; April Flowers of Lone Star Citrus Growers; Mark Santos of Santos International; and Scott Fletcher of Allen Lund, also played a critical role in the event.

A whopping 23 teams registered, bringing more than 100 people who were treated to a BBQ dinner and drinks at the event

Cooks and servers from Grow Farms Texas and Allen Lund Company, led by pit-master Tommy Wilkins, manned the culinary helm throughout the evening.

Mark Santos, Chair, TIPA TexPAC Committee and Partner, Santos International US Custom Brokers"Anyone who's been in the industry for a few years understands the importance government plays for fresh produce. Whether it is international produce shipments crossing the US-MX border or it is labor policies governing the domestic workforce, there are issues at the local, state, and federal levels that the association must be engaged and active on. In order to do that, we rely on events like last night's Pull-for-PAC Skeet Shoot, and judging from the great turnout, our members understand that importance as well," said Mark Santos, Chair of TIPA TexPAC Committee and Partner of the Santos International US Custom Brokers. "Yesterday was a great event, with a phenomenal turnout. Over 20 teams of shooters, more than 100 people, all having a great time. It felt like our best PAC event yet. We even had representatives from our local Congressional and regional offices, such as candidates for the Justice of the Peace and Judgeship."

Even though a cold front with heavy rain swept through the region earlier in the day, the rain subsided and made way for a beautiful evening with great food and industry friends.

Cheers to this beloved annual fundraiser!

Texas International Produce Association



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