Doglegs Golf Outing to Support The Grayter Good
West Dover, Vt., Aug. 23, 2018— As demand for its services continue to grow, New York-based nonprofit The Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue is gearing up for another major fundraising event. The second annual Doglegs Golf Outing is being held at Mount Snow Golf Club in West Dover, Vt., on Saturday, Sept. 29. All proceeds will go to support The Grayter Good’s mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome purebred Weimaraners anywhere in the Eastern U.S.
“We’ve had an amazingly busy year since last year’s outing,” said the organization’s founder Pete MacDonald. “We travel up and down the East Coast—working as far west as the Mississippi River—transporting dogs from surrendering owners and shelters, to fosters, to permanent homes. We cover any medical attention they need, which adds up. Last year’s inaugural Doglegs Golf Outing was a tremendous help in growing our support network.”
As with most rescue organizations, The Grayter Good never has enough money in the bank nor enough foster families simply waiting to help. “Yet, we manage to be there when we are needed, and we find a way to make it work. For sure we are blessed to have some really good people cheering us on,” said MacDonald.
Since its inception in 2015, The Grayter Good has rescued more than 175 Weimaraners ranging in age from four weeks to 14 years old, and found them permanent homes with families from Florida to Maine. This has been accomplished with a core team of just four people—Peter and Susan MacDonald in New York, and southeast rescue coordinator Kate Wagner and her husband Scott in Florida—coordinating and transporting, while still working full-time jobs.
The team has seen The Grayter Good’s brand continue to grow as the organization’s network, and reputation, expands. However, as its website states, The Grayter Good’s “capacity and future growth depends on the generosity of individuals and corporations to support us with tax deductible donations.”
So, why Weimaraners? “Weims are an amazing breed. They can be the most loving and loyal dogs, as long as owners give them enough attention and proper training,” said MacDonald. “We adopted Karma, our first Weim, in 2008 from a rescue in upstate New York, and that started our love affair with the breed.”
According to MacDonald, the average medical expenses per rescued Weimaraner are $1,200, much of which has come out of pocket. The Doglegs Golf Outing is a means to defer some of those costs, raise awareness of the organization, grow the donor network, and, in turn, increase The Grayter Good’s capabilities.
Player registration is $125 per person. It includes 18 holes of golf, dinner, a goody bag, and more. A silent auction will be held following the scramble-format shotgun tournament, which tees off at 1 p.m.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorships can include social media promotion, on-site signage, and collateral distribution at the tournament in return for support. For more information, to register for the tournament, become a sponsor, or to donate to The Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue, visit: www.thegraytergood.org
The Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charity.