Race for the greys!

Retired racing greyhound snuggles to pink bunny
 After a career of chasing the white rabbit,
Denny spends retirement snuggling to a pink bunny


 
I’m by no means an athlete, and while my work keeps my mind and fingers active, writing does little to keep my body fit. With that in mind, I’ve decided to utilize my literary skills to promote an event that will not only move my feet but also lift my spirits, and I hope you will join me.

On Sunday, March 11, 2012, GPA-Tampa Bay (Greyhound Pets of America) is hosting a spring “Race for the greys” fundraising event. This five kilometer run or one mile walk (your choice) with Man’s best friend (bring your barking buddy) promises to be a fun time that will motivate you physically and passionately. It will be a morning filled with prizes and raffles for fitness experts and non-athletic types alike, as well as canine companions. And for a small fee, your participation will contribute toward food, shelter, and medical treatment for adoptable greyhounds. So, if spending an entertaining, sun-drenched day outdoors for a good cause appeals to you, don’t hesitate to sign up and attend this greyt event. 

Retired racing greyhound plays with soccer ball
 
“Race for the greys” is sponsored by local businesses interested in seeing retired racers treated well in the autumn years of their lives, like my former foster pup Denny. GPA-Tampa Bay is seeking additional sponsorship. If your business can benefit from inexpensive advertising and wants to support the vital efforts of a worthy organization, then have some fun and sponsor the run.

Most of all, if you like dogs, appreciate exercise, or simply want to enjoy a fun-filled day that will aid our four legged friends this event will do your heart good in so many ways. Join me and GPA-Tampa Bay on March 11th to race for the greys. I look forward to seeing you there!

For details about this event and how to participate as a runner/walker, or become a sponsor, read the information below and visit the online link provided. 


Help support retired greyhounds from Derby Lane
by participating in this fun 5k race or 1 mile walk


When:          March 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Where:         Lake Seminole Park 10015 Park Blvd. (74th Ave. N)
Seminole, FL 33777

Entry Fee:   5K Run: $20 before March 1, 2012 or $25 after
March 1, 2012      
     
1 Mile Walk: $10 before March 1, 2012 or $15 after March 1, 2012

Register:     For event information and sponsorship forms visit: http://www.greyhoundpets.com/ 

 “Race for the greys” logo created for GPA-Tampa Bay by C. Crawford