The PAWSome Winter Challenge is back for 2014! We not only have the PAWSome Cardboard Challenge, but we will have many winter activities taking place to represent the various elements of the PAWS Non-Profit Organization. See what winter fun you like on the outline below, grab some friends and join us for whatever sparks your interest! Remember, it's about the animals and their welfare, and having some fun.
**Please Note-There are TWO Registration Websites for events taking place on this day. This is our main fundraising event website, the PAWSome Winter Challenge (www.crowdrise.com/pawsomewinterchallenge2). You and your team can register here for the PAWSome Cardboard Challenge. If you would like to register for the PAWSome Winter Wellness Run, please visit www.crowdrise.com/PAWSWinterWellnessRun.
NEW THIS YEAR for the PAWSome Cardboard Challenge: There will be judging and prizes for the PAWSome Cardboard Challenge! You will have to stay within your “territory” that has been marked by the judges for ONE hour of the challenge; 5-6pm. This hour will bring awareness to the challenges that dogs face when they are left outside in extreme temperatures and how difficult it truly is to fight through it.
Kimbery Ray from the 98.9 the Buzz will be a judge!
Dino Kay from 93.3 the Fickle will be a judge!
Rich Caniglia, News 10 Meterologist will be a judge!
There will be prizes, thanks to PetSaver Superstore for our top PAWSome Cardboard Challengers.
To get started...
*Create a team for the PAWSome Cardboard Challenge (only $10 registration!)
*Recruit family, friends and colleagues to join your team
*Create a personal page and a team page to showcase your mission for participating (Find that perfect pet photo to use as your profile pic!)
*Reach out for personal sponsors
*Raise $75, you receive a PAWS event t-shirt
Did you know that $75 can cover the cost of altering 1 feline through the PAWS program?
*Raise $250, you receive a PAWS event t-shirt and your choice of a PAWS sweatshirt or a PAWS blanket
Did you know that $250 can cover the cost of altering 1 dog through the PAWS program?
*Raise $1,000 you will receive a “Top Dog” Survival Package that will include a PAWS event t-shirt, sweatshirt, blanket and more!
Did you know that $1,000 can vaccinate over 200 animals through the PAWS program?
The goal of this community event is to come together, in the dead of a Western New York winter, along the icy shores of Lake Ontario and thus, raise awareness for animals left out in extreme weather conditions, day after day, fighting for their lives. We are making noise for these animals who can’t help themselves. Together, let’s impact change and set these animals and their owners on the path to providing adequate shelter, food, vet care and love.
PAWSome Winter Challenge: Activities of the Day that Represent the 5 Elements of PAWS
1pm PAWSome Winter Wellness Run
(Element #2 Wellness)
Conquer your first wellness goal of 2014 with a 1 mile Winter Wellness Run! Bring your best companions along to join you! The run takes place through Camp Eastman. This is open to 2-legged and 4-legged family members!!
Go to www.crowdrise.com/PAWSWinterWellnessRun for more info and to register for this fun run sponsored by MVP Health Care!
1pm-5pm PAWSome Community Outreach & Awareness Festival @ Camp Eastman
(Element #3 Community Outreach)
*1-5pm All About the Animals Outreach
- Roc City Sammich, Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza & Marty's Meat Food Trucks
- Animal Rescues, Animal Related Businesses, and more will have booths to connect with the community about their missions. There is a $25 registration fee, which can be waived if your organization/business registers and participates in the PAWSome Cardboard Challenge, raising at least $100. **Contact email@example.com if you are interesting in registering.**
- Family Fun in the Snow-many winter related activities will be taking place throughout the afternoon. There will be indoor and outdoor activities taking place.
*1:00-3:00pm Cardboard Shelter Design-PAWSome Cardboard Challenge participants arrive and are encouraged to create their cardboard shelters on-site. Participants can use the heated cabins to design their masterpieces. (Element #4-Altering)
*3:00-4:45pm PAWSome Team Building "Play Time"
PAWSome Cardboard Challenge Participants are encouraged to come together, after creating & setting up their team cardboard shelters, to engage in some friendly competitions among all participating teams. Teams are encouraged to stay outside throughout this time period to continue to bring awareness to animals left outside in extreme temperatures. Dog-themed "Play Time" will include games such as team tug-of-war, frisbee toss, agility and scavenger hunts.
~Shelters must be set up by 4:30 so that the PAWS judges can “Mark Your Territory”
5pm PAWSome Cardboard Challenge @ Camp Eastman
(Element #5-NYS Approved Dog Shelters)
*5-6:00pm PAWSome Cardboard Shelter Challenge & Judging Time
~During this time, participants must stay standing within your “territory.” If you leave your territory, you will be disqualified. This hour will bring awareness to the challenges that dogs face when they are left outside in extreme temperatures and how difficult it truly is to fight through it.
Kimberly Ray, Dino Kay, Rich Caniglia and more, will be judging your cardboard shelters. They will be voting for the "Top Dogs" in the following categories:
"Top Dog" Winners will receive Gift Baskets with a combination of items for your pet from Pet$aver Superstore and gift cards to local restaurants
- Most Creative Team Cardboard Shelter ($275 Value)
- Most Creative Individual Cardboard Shelter ($150 Value)
- Most Heart-Breaking Cardboard Shelter-Team or Individual ($150 Value)
- Best Representation of Your Mission-Business or Organization ($150 Value)
- The President's Choice: Pennies for PAWS Category ($150 Value)
Runner's Up ($25 Gift Cards to Pet$aver):
- Judge's Favorite (3)
6-7pm PAWSome Winter Challenge Celebration
- Cardboard Recycling
- Award Ceremony for PAWSome Cardboard Challenge
- All PAWticipants, friends and families can warm up with food, beverages and celebrating inside the cabins
Throughout the Day: PAWSome Kickball Tournament @ Camp Eastman Hosted by NACKA Kickball of Rochester
(Element #1 PAWS Community Center -Represents friendly competitions & challenges-such as dog weight-pulling and agility training-that will be soon available through PAWS)
*Hosted by Nacka Kickball of Rochester and Sponsored by Richmond's Tavern
*16 Team, Round Robin, Double Elimination Tournament
*Begins at 9am
*Heated cabins will be available for teams to warm up
*Winning team will win Free Spring Registration for NACKA Kickball! The runner-up will win $100 bar tab to Richmond's Tavern!
Visit www.nackakickball.com for registration information