Caring for Castaways
Saving the Stray and Abandoned One Dog at a Time
We are excited to announce that our 4th annual Mutt Strut 5K will be held on June 20th. The run/walk will begin near and end at Rainbow Lake Pavilion in Overton Park. Overton Park is in the heart of Memphis and attracts runners, walkers and dog lovers of all ages. The pavilion is also across from Overton Bark Dog Park.
Our past races have been very successful, raising upwards of $3,000 towards the rescue and care of stray, abandoned and abused dogs and puppies. We would like to increase the number of participants this year to at least 250. After adding in event volunteers, you could have as many as 300 walking billboards with your company name/logo! With the help of 901Tix and Cumulus media we should easily reach our goal and beyond. The company operates four stations in the Memphis market: WRBO-FM (103.5 FM), WXMX-FM (98.1 FM), WKIM-FM (98.9 FM), and WGKX-FM (105.9 FM). Beginning the 1st week in May, all four stations will be announcing Mutt Strut 5K several times during the day and night broadcasts
Mutt Strut 5K is the main and the largest fundraiser we have every year. We would not be able to continue the work we do saving the stray, abandoned and abused dogs without sponsors like you.
Dogs 2nd Chance is a local 501[c] public charity. We are a mixed breed dog rescue group. We have saved over 1,400 lives since our inception in September 2007. We spay/ neuter, microchip, vaccinate, treat parvo and other deadly diseases, including heartworms. We also work to facilitate life changing orthopedic surgeries for our dogs in need. No dog is ever turned away due to breed or medical needs. Our goal is to find forever homes for each dog in addition to raising awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. We work to promote responsible pet care and aid in the search for owners of lost dogs.
Dogs 2nd Chance is not a shelter and receives no government funding. Our nominal adoption fee barely covers a healthy dog that is with us short term. We depend on donations and fundraisers to continue our mission of saving precious lives. We are all volunteers. No one is paid. All proceeds go to the care of the dogs.
I have included information on the sponsorship level opportunities. Non-monetary sponsorships such as food, equipment rentals, gift cards, printing services etc. are always welcome and receive the same benefits as monetary sponsorships. Last year our Presenting through Silver sponsors’s websites were seen an average of 40,000 times from our dogs2ndchance.org website.
Presenting through Bronze sponsors will be invited to set up a tent and table in the shady area near the pavilion. This provides an opportunity to share products and business information with participants, volunteers and park visitors. Once the race is completed, medals & prizes are awarded and refreshments will be served under the Rainbow Lake pavilion. In the past, the majority of the participants have stayed until the awards ceremony is over. This provides an additional opportunity to promote your business.
Thank you for considering our request. We are seeking sponsorships of all levels. Donations are accepted and none are too small. Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Founder Dogs 2nd Chance