PATTERSON — Colin Kaepernick has graced the covers of ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated and GQ. Hes attended sports award shows and hung out with the first lady. Now the 49ers star quarterback is truly becoming larger than life.
Fantozzi Farms in Patterson has designed its 2013 corn maze in the image of the former Pitman High School football star and his favorite charity, Camp Taylor, which benefits children with heart disease.
We chose the Kaepernick, Camp Taylor design because weve admired Kaepernicks success both as an athlete and his work with Camp Taylor, Denise Fantozzi said. We thought this would be a perfect combination.
Fantozzi said $1 of every ticket sold to enter the maze will be donated to Camp Taylor.
Fantozzi Farms hires a company to create the design and uses a GPS system to cut the maze. It takes about 13 hours to cut the corn, Fantozzi said.
The maze is at 2665 Sperry Ave. in Patterson. It opens to the public Sept. 28 and closes Oct. 31. Its open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The corn maze covers about 25 acres and include more than 5 miles of paths. Past maze themes have included Pattersons centennial, Dracula, pirates and California.
Our goal is to have as many people come out and have fun and at the same time support Camp Taylor, Fantozzi said.