No, not the actual game of golf, just the proceeds! As Geneva Vikings stated in the Wheaton Patch last week, Wiggle Waggles on 3rd and Bliss Creek Golf Course have partnered up to host their first annual Swinging Dog Gone Golf Outing. The proceeds will go to benefit Casey’s Safe Haven.
Casey’s Safe Haven is a foster-based canine rescue organization based out of Elburn, Illinois. This group is extremely busy and dedicated to saving dogs from high-kill shelters that are located in Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee. Those states are the most prevalent where they pull from, but they are not opposed to doing rescues from any place they can to make certain that the canines in question are given a new ‘leash’ on life.
Casey’s Safe Haven not only rescues pups, but horses of all types. They have their very own ‘Field of Dreams’ where they administer unique and special medical attention to the orphaned animals that enter their world. In many cases, the extreme veterinary bills mount up.
Since Casey’s is a 501 (c)(3) organization, they are all self-funded with donations and through fundraisers like this golf outing the Bliss Creek so generously offered to host. The more money that they can make, the more animals will receive the benefits!
The duo is offering a great way to involve the public, raise some awareness and be able to save more animals in the process. The way you can help is to join the dedicated crew and golf; helping them fight the good fight and have a swinging dog gone good time as a result!
The price to golf is a mere $90 (if you register before July 4th) and will increase to $110 after that day or on the day of the event. Price includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, a raffle ticket, swag bag and when the day is all done, a delicious steak dinner or vegetarian dinner with a reception to follow.
All proceeds from this all-day event will be donated to Casey’s Safe Haven Dog Rescue. Casey’s will use the cash to purchase food and other supplies for rescued canines, to sponsor bringing at-risk dogs into their program, to cover the cost of veterinary care, spaying and neutering the rescues, and whatever other costs are associated with each particular rescue.
Golfers, the registration for this event begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The capacity is 140 golfers and they hope to sell out, so you must prepare currently in order to be a part of this great showcase event.
Even if you don’t golf or register too late, you can still participate that day. Sign up for the ‘Dinner Only Option.’ It is a mere $35 and includes the full range that the golfers will get. You can still attend the reception, participate in the raffles and get together with fellow Casey’s supporters! Dinner is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. There is not a limit as to how many dinner guests can be included; the more, the merrier!
If you are interested in this great benefit, go to www.caseysgolf.eventbrite.com so as to register and to gain insight on other details. Golf hasn’t really gone to the dogs, only the proceeds from this great event!