Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Round for the Hounds 2009

How do you measure the success of an event? Is it the money you raise, the turnout of people, things going off without a hitch, the weather? Each is important by itself, but one must incorporate all the factors to some degree. We tend to focus on the money because it is called a fundraising event so let me start there. Sometimes I forget as to why we hold this event, it's about the dogs. Many of the players are VAGA members, the rest come out to support us but may not know what the money is for. Every penny we raise goes towards these dogs, from vetting to transportation, adoption, and everything in between. Those Mulligan packages and raffle tickets you purchased help us meet these goals. So let me thank you all for your tremendous support.

The turnout, well it was a sellout. Things going off without a hitch, almost.
The weather........if you were there last year......80 is better than 100.
For all of you who prayed to the weather gods, a BIG Thank You.

To our Sponsors and Donators, a thank you hardly seems adequate. You all are what drive the auction and raffle tables, and furnish the prizes. Without you we could not pull this off.

To the volunteers and those working behind the scenes: you all are simply the Best.
Greyhound folks ROCK.

Now to the winners:

First Place, with a score of 61: Anderson, Gordon, Kidd, Montemayor.
Second Place, with a score of 65: Corder, Kolak, Licklighter, Spano.
Third Place, also with a score of 65: Hardy, Joseph, Malloy, Shevitz.
Longest Drive: Hardy.
Closest to the Pin: Jones.

Congratulations to you all.

There is one more group that would like to thank you.
It is that group of greyhounds whose lifes you just changed.


Debbie said...

A million thanks to Ted and Mark for working so hard putting this great event together. You did an excellent job. The tournament was a huge success!!! Looking forward to next year's Round For The Hounds.

Life With Dogs said...

I read about this event on another blog - it looked like a great success!