Event to benefit Adopt-A-Dog will take place Oct.15
Tails were wagging across Westchester County this week as Grand Prix New York (GPNY) announced it will host a fundraising event to support the local animal rescue charity Adopt-A-Dog.
Racing for Rescues, an event in which participants can have fun racing Go-Karts while raising money for Armonk-based Adopt-A-Dog, will be held Thursday, October 15 from 6 to 8 pm.
“I'm a huge dog lover, so when I heard Adopt-A-Dog was looking for a new and unique way to hold a fundraiser I thought Grand Prix would be the perfect place,” said Nat Mundy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GPNY. “Adopt-A-Dog's dedication to animal rescue in the Westchester community is extraordinary and we are proud to host Racing for Rescues.”
At Adopt-A-Dog's Armonk facility, staff and volunteers care for over 35 dogs at a time and more than 150 animals a year including dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes.
Adopt-A-Dog Executive Director Kristen Rice said the organization has set a fundraising goal of $3,000 for the event.
“Adopt-A-Dog is so thankful to Grand Prix for providing us with the opportunity to showcase our animals and collect the necessary funds to help care for them,” said Rice. “The biggest expense to our rescue is veterinary care, which is why this event is so important to us. Each and every dog has different needs, and different costs associated with those needs. The money raised at 'Racing for Rescues' will offset those costs including providing vaccines, preventative care and direct care from shelter staff.”
Pets will not be permitted at the event, but Adopt-A-Dog will have information, including pictures/profiles of the dogs currently available for adoption, on hand for potential adopters.
Two tracks will be provided, one for adults and one for children ages eight and older to race; twin seats will also be available for adults to drive younger children who want to participate but are not old enough to race by themselves.
Individual tickets are $50. Light finger foods and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
All participants must be pre-registered. To register, please visit http://adopt-a-dog.org/.
For questions on the event or about Adopt-A-Dog, please call (914) 273-1674.
Adopt-A-Dog is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission has been to Save, Socialize and Secure Loving Homes for Unwanted or Abandoned Dogs and Cats and has been serving the tri-state area and beyond for over three decades. The shelter, located in Armonk, is open seven days a week. Adopt-A-Dog's dedicated staff and volunteers strive to provide the best care possible while the animals are at the shelter awaiting safe and permanent homes.
Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City-metro area. Centrally located in the village of Mount Kisco, New York, GPNY is a unique 118,000-square-foot facility that offers a quarter-mile-long, state-of-the-art racetrack for all ages; Spins Bowl
(a 19-lane bowling center and special events services); Fuel restaurant and bar, with award-winning catering; an arcade, carnival room, banquet facility, conference rooms, and more. GPNY is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, GPNY has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events. For more information about GPNY, visit their website at http://www.gpny.com/.
Here are a few of the dogs that are currently available for adoption.
See more info on them at http://adopt-a-dog.org/adopt-a-dog/#a
Photo 1 - Artemis
Photo 4 - Panda
Photo 5 - Perkins
Photo 4 - Swanson
Photo 5 - Zo