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Newsletter Available

The June_July edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.

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This edition includes the following:

  • Events Are A Key Driver for CGA
  • The 15th Annual CGA Golf Tournament
  • Pupsicles
  • Ask the Trainer

Colorado Greyhound Adoption publishes a bimonthly newsletter to its members. It contains newsworthy items around the organization, training questions and answers, and various stories about greyhounds in retirement.

The newsletters also highlights the wonderful veterinary hospitals that donate their time and services to help our hounds.

To find archived newsletters, click here.

 

Golf Tournament Sign Up

CGA Golf Tournament
It is time to register for CGA 15th Annual Golf Tournament

This year, the golf tournament will be held on Saturday, July 18th.  It is an event that CGA puts on every year that gets a lot of outside exposure.  This four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 7:30 am for golfers.  The entry fee will include green fee, cart, range balls, lunch and great prices.

The deadline for golfers and lunch tickets for the tournament at The Homestead at Fox Hollow in Lakewood, Colorado, is Friday, July 10th.

If you don't feel like getting up that early or are not a golfer, come join everyone for lunch.  Don't forget to arrive before lunch for a meet and greet that will be held while the golfers are on the course and shop for swag at the CGA store while you wait.
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Let friends, family, co-workers, and your business know that they can sponsor a hole.  It is a great opportunity to promote a business, display family photos, or do a memorial for a loved one.

Last year, we had 51 golfers and 13 teams. We look forward to surpassing this number this year.

altYou can register securely online at the CGA Shop by clicking here or download this form and mail it with payment to CGA Golf, PO Box 2404, Littleton, CO 80161.

Entry fee is $135 per golfer
Lunch only tickets are $25 each
Hole Sponsorship is $150 per hole

If you have any questions, please contact Jayson Mines directly by email jayson.mines@yahoo.com or at 303, 512-3885.

All profits from this event will directly benefit retired racing greyhounds in Colorado.  CGA is a 501-c3 non-profit organization, and as such, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.
 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Getting their Green out!

Jasper The new year is well under way and our first event is coming up soon. Colorado Greyhound Adoption will kick off their 2015 event season with the Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 14th. 

"I know we have quite a few new greys and their families that have joined the CGA family in the past few months. Please know that ALL are invited and welcome to join the fun events this year."  Becky, CGA Event Coordinator.

Visit our facebook and Upcoming Events pages for more information. It is a greyt way to spend time with your grey, other greys, and their folks. The people that come to these events LOVE the greys. Events are like a Meet and Greet on steroids.

For years, CGA has participated in the St. Patrick's Parade in the Springs. The crowd loves to see the Greys all dressed up in their St. Patty's finery.

CGA parade volunteers met at their staging spot about 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade.  The parade route is approximately 2 ½ miles long and typically lasts about 1 ½ hours.  

Please put this and other upcoming event dates on your calendar and help where you can. It would be greyt if everyone, adopters and fosters, would commit to a couple of events for a few hours. Depending on the event schedule, shifts are 2 to 3 hours. Reminder that all fosters must be vetted before attending events.



 

Cookies on their Way

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Cookie plates are in route to our GREYT vets.

In early December, Colorado Greyhound Adoption volunteers bake yummy cookies and treats.  Then they gather together to assemble all the cookies and treats on plates in holiday wrapping to be delivered to the veterinarians and their staff who donate their services. 

Along with the yummy goodies, each office receives the new "In the Company of Greyhounds" calendar.  It is a great way to wrap up the year and say thanks.

Thanks to our bakers, platers, and wrappers for your help.  Also, a thank you to Chris and Mike Benedict for opening up their home for this years event.
 

Colorado Greyhound Adoption Fundraising and Volunteer Dinner

The fundraising and volunteer recognition dinner on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, is a great opportunity for the CGA community to come together to celebrate all we have done in the last year. 

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This year we have TWO speakers who will focus on therapies for our greys!

Dr. Andi Harper from Harper's Ridge will be talking about her chiropractic work and how it might benefit greyhounds.

CGA's own Jody Laughlin, who owns A Tranquil Paws Canine Massage will tell us about the benefits of Massage and other therapies.

In addition to appetizers and inner, the evening will be topped off with the traditional Live "Wild" Auction and annual video at the Arvada Center -- 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada.  Dinner costs $25.00 per person.

Sorry, time to RSVP for this event has expired; but check back around this time next year so that you can join us.  You don't have to be a volunteer to attend.


 

Libby's Troubled Waters Are Calmed

Libby (Look At Me Boyz); April 22, 2001 – November 1, 2014.

Recently, two of our CGA ambassador dogs for the 2014 Colorado Gives Day fundraising campaign crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The CGA Board of Directors and members extends their sympathy to Shari and Scott Wagner upon the loss of Libby. Thank you so much for opening your hearts and your homes. Know her story will forever be a part of CGA members’ hearts.

The following article was written in early October by volunteer and adopter, Shari.


Libby"Libby-the-flood-dog" became part of our family after her family was displaced last year in the historic floods in the Estes Park area. But what's really special about this story is that Libby was 12 ½ years old at the time.

When the email about Libby came out through CGA's Yahoo E-group and facebook page, I cried as I read it to my husband. We never even considered adopting a third dog, but there was just something about her story that made us both want to jump in and help. We were so happy to be selected as her adopters because seven potential adopters had stepped up and said they wanted to help Libby.

Libby settled in pretty quickly, especially considering the trauma she must have experienced between being taken out on an ATV, being displaced from her home, and jumping from place to place while her family tried to figure out what was going on with their house and their future. In just the first couple of hours she made herself comfortable on our couch and showed us that she may be old but she's a diva.
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Every hound is a winner when you donate

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ColoradoGives Day!

Dear Colorado Greyhound Adoption followers and members: The Hounds Need Your Help!

Beginning in November, Colorado Greyhound Adoption will kick off its fundraising campaign for ColoradoGives Day 2014. Our campaign theme is Every hound is a winner when YOU donate on ColoradoGives Day! CGA's fundraising goal for — Tuesday, December 9 — is $15,000. ColoradoGives Day provides us a fundraising method to help every hound we sponsor find a forever home.

Last Years Rally Last year on Colorado Gives Day, YOU raised $11,056 for CGA, a 100% volunteer 501(c) 3 charitable organization, dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for and promoting the adoption and welfare of retired racing greyhounds as excellent family pets.

Long term, our success is defined
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CGA 2014 Annual Picnic

hounds getting treatsGreythounds,

Bring your human(s) to our Annual CGA Picnic on Sunday, September 28, from noon to 4pm, at Highland Heritage Regional Park on 9651 S. Quebec near C470 & Quebec in Highlands Ranch.

The cost is $5/person or $15 per family.

From bobbing for hotdogs, to shopping and food, there will be something for every human and hound.

FOSTER SWAP - Bring any gently used items you no longer need for the foster family swap - bed, feeders, booties, etc.

BAKE SALE - Warm up your baking pans and bring goodies for human, hounds, or both for the bake sale.  Please label baked goods with ingredients.

In addition to the silent auction and CGA Store, some of the vendors that will be there present are

Rumor has it there may be pirates there!!!!


Check out our facebook page for announcements and updates.

 
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