The PAWSome Winter Challenge has tripled in size for 2014! We not only have the PAWSome Cardboard Challenge, but we have added so much more to create a full day of winter fun! Don't worry, you do not need to be there for everything. 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. We hope that you start your crusade to bring animals indoors by joining us in the 2nd Annual PAWSome Cardboard Challenge beginning at 5pm on January 25, 2014.
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.
Stayed tuned for the release of our well-known community personalities who will be acting as judges! There will be prizes, thanks to PetSaver Superstore for our top PAWSome Cardboard Challengers.
After the first hour, you are welcome stay for some animal themed friendly competitions; team tug-of-war, frisbee games, scavenger hunts, DJ trivia & dancing and more.
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
9:00-4pm PAWSome Kickball Tournament @ Camp Eastman
(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 & Sponsored by Nacka Kickball of Rochester
~16 Team Double Elimination Tournament
*Registration coming soon!
1pm PAWSome Winter Wellness Family Run
(Element #2 Wellness)
~1 mile Winter Wellness Run around Camp Eastman. This is open to 2-legged and 4-legged family members!!
*Registration information is coming soon
1pm-5pm PAWSome Community Outreach Festival @ Camp Eastman
(Element #3 Community Outreach)
*Noon-5pm All About the Animals Outreach
~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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interesting in registering.**
*1pm-5pm Let’s Make Some PAWSome Changes!
~Family Fun in the Snow-many winter related activities will be taking place throughout the afternoon.
*1:00-4:30pm Cardboard Shelter Design
~PAWSome Cardboard Challenge participants arrive and are encouraged to create their cardboard shelters on-site. Participants can use the heated cabins.
~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.
~Local community personalities will be judging the cardboard shelters at this time. (So far we have confirmed Dino Kay from 93.3 FM/101.3 and Rich Caniglia our News 10 NBC Weatherman...more confirmations to come soon!)
*6:00-7:00pm Dog-Themed “Fun” Play Time
Teams can grab “toys” and engage other PAWSome Cardboard Challenge teams in some friendly competition
*7-8:00pm Water Break & Mental Challenges
*DJ will be rockin!
8-9:00pm *PAWSome Winter Challenge Celebration @ Camp Eastman
~Award Ceremony for PAWSome Cardboard Challenge
~All Participants, friends and families can warm up with food, beverages and celebrating inside the cabins