Rufus is raising money for OTAT PDX so they can rescue more awesome dogs like him!
The Tokyo Summer Games may have been postponed this year, but that doesn't mean we can't still celebrate our own athletic achievements this season. Whether you decide to enter your dog into the games, just want them to learn a new skill, or you would rather take the challenge to burn some calories yourself, all funds raised will go toward rescuing companion animals in need.
For more info on the lifesaving work of One Tail at a Time - PDX click here.
All participants that fundraise a minimum of $50 on their personal fundraising page will receive a "2020 DoggO-lympic Games" shirt.
1) Choose a sport from the following categories and film them performing it as best (or hilariously) as they can:
• Jumps (long jump, high jump)
• Shot-put and Discus (ball and frisbee)
• Water Sports (diving, sailing, surfing, kayaking..etc)
• Gymnastics (trick/skill routines)
• Wrestling/Team Sports (up to interpretation)
2) Submit your video by email to [email protected] with the subject line "2020 Games" and the sport/category in which they are participating.
Note: Videos must be submitted by August 27th. Finalists will be announced and the public will then vote on our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place video submissions. Winners will be announced and the those that reach the podium (the top 3 finishers) in each category will win their very own heavy duty frisbee in addition to their shirt.
The fine print: To be eligible, you must fundraise a minimum of $10 on your personal fundraising page per video submission. One entry per dog per sport allowed. Videos should be no longer than 30 seconds.
For those that do not wish to submit a video, you can still participate by pledging to have your dog learn a new skill. Create your personal fundraising page, pick a skill you would like them to learn, and ask supporters to pledge a donation.
For example: “Lucy is pledging to learn how to fetch! Will you pledge $10 to motivate her?”
This event is not just for our four-legged friends. Create your personal fundraising page, choose a goal of your own (running, swimming, biking, pushups...etc.) then ask supporters to pledge a donation for each mile, minute or reps of that activity that you do for the entire event period.
For example: “I’m pledging to run 20 miles in 20 days, will you pledge $1 for every mile that I run?”
Ok, I want to participate... now what?
What should I write on my fundraising page?
How do I take payments to reach my fundraising goal?
What if someone wants to write a check or pay in cash?
I do not wish to participate in the games, but can I still donate to your organization?
I have a question that was not answered, who do I ask?
Can’t donate? Please share. Even a quick share on Facebook can help.
The average share raises $97.