Past Events
Colorado Greyhound Adoption attends many of the fairs and festivals held in the area.  We also hold several fundraisers and awareness opportunities throughout the year.  Here are just some of the past events, with pictures:

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2014

Getting their Green out!

Jasper Colorado Greyhound Adoption kicked off their 2014 event season with the Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 15th. 

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.  

"Thanks to everyone who turned out for the St. Patrick's Parade in the Springs!  I hope everyone still had a Greyt time."  Becky, CGA Event Coordinator

"We had a wonderful group of hounds and humans, and are looking forward to attending more events this year."  Giovanna
 

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 Chris and Mike Benedict for opening up their home for this years event.
 

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2013

CGA Celebrates Volunteers with a Sweet 16 Party!
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The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner highlighted the many hardworking volunteers of CGA. On November 16th, 2013, CGA celebrated its Sweet 16th year at the Arvada Center. With 78 members of CGA in attendance, the evening started off with a wonderful dinner, followed by several special moments.

Rori Mattson, President of CGA, presented a slideshow in memory Julie Muehling, a longtime CGA Volunteer, who passed away a few months ago from cancer. Then Rori spoke about the continuous efforts of our volunteers who have helped over 4,400 hounds find their forever homes. It takes a lot of people to run an organization this big, and CGA is constantly looking for new volunteers to help out, as some volunteers are performing several roles within the organization.
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Annual CGA Picnic

Since September 2010, CGA has held their Annual Picnic at Highland Heritage Regional Park
The cost is a donation of $5/person or $15/family.  All greyhounds enter for free.

Each year, attendees have the opportunity to purchase the new CGA Calendar, the winning CGA T-shirt, and much more from our very own CGA Store. Greyhounds and humans participate in games such as bobbing for weenies, peanut butter eating, and the longest tail contest.

The picnic is often a place for foster parents to have a mini reunion with former fosters and their new family. 
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CGA 2013 T-Shirt Winner


T-shirt Winners

The winner of the 2013 CGA T-Shirt contest is:
"Greyhound Pool"
by Chris Beindorf

Honorable mention goes to:
"Cricket Love" by the Robin Caswell & Denise Fortman

Thanks to James Flanagan for additional submissions, and to everyone who participated in the contest. 

Stay tuned for purchasing information.
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Extreme Bowling 2013

Greyhound Bowling event raises big bucks and fun for allalt

Once again AMF Belleview Bowl opened the doors to CGA and allowed us to have our greyhounds with us. A SPECIAL THANKS to Chris Timin and his staff for welcoming us back this year and hoping that we come back next year.

With a total of 99 bowlers (adults and kids), CGA brought in just over $3,300. The Bake Sale brought in $363 because once again the CGA family donated lots of TASTY TREATS for people and greys. Money donations totaled $109 to CGA at the event. The CGA store brought in $993 of purchased. WOW! What a way for Chris and Mike Benedict to end
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CGA Golf Tournament 2013

Hits a hole in one for greyhounds!
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Colorado Greyhound Adoption's 13th annual golf tournament was held on Saturday, July 6th, 2013. We teed off in the beautiful morning with 51 golfers there was not a cloud in the sky and it was nice and cool. We had 13 teams playing in the 13th year of the tournament.

The golf tournament is an event that CGA puts on every year that gets a lot of outside exposure. The tournament is filled up with mostly teams that are not members of CGA; therefore, we are able to reach out to another crowd of people and spread the word about these wonderful hounds.

We had some fosters that showed up and it is always great to see how excited people get when they meet a greyhound for the first time. The greyhounds that
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CGA Adoption Day

In September, we held an open Adoption Day at Robert F. Clement Park in Littleton.  Most of our available dogs were together in one spot, where pre-approved adopters were able to get a first-hand look at potential new family members.  It was an amazing success!

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Pictures with Santa

Earlier this month, Struttin Pup in Lafayette hosted Pet Pictures with Santa.  100% of the proceeds went to help the hounds!  Here are some of the pics that were taken...

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Colorado Renaissance Festival

Every year, Colorado Greyhound Adoption operates an information booth at the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, CO.  Ye royal hounds are quite a hit!

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