Team Watermelon returns as MCM sponsor, bringing message of hydration
November 16, 2022
The National Watermelon Promotion Board sponsored the 47th Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 30 in Washington, DC, drawing more than 11,000 marathoners, nearly 5,000 10k runners and 982 Ultramarathoner finishers. It was the eighth year the NWPB sponsored the event, and its Team Watermelon was on hand and gave out an estimated 28,000 samples of watermelon to runners, friends, family and supporters from all 50 states and more than 50 countries.
NWPB staff was joined by National Watermelon Queen Bethany Barfield as well as other state and regional watermelon queens, who helped spread the message of health and hydration that comes from eating watermelon.
Watermelon Queens show off their "W's": Florida Queen Amber Boykin, South Carolina Queen Samantha Nichols, North Carolina Queen Emory New, MarDel Queen Jenna Anger, National Queen Bethany Barfield, Gulf Coast Queen Madison Sieving, Georgia Watermelon Queen Adahy Pritchett, Illiana Queen Gabby German and Texas Queen Olivia Johnson.