UPDATE: FUNDRAISING TOTALS ANNOUNCED WITH FEW DAYS LEFT IN MONZANTE MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE
July 29, 2013
Monzante Memorial Fundraising Challenge. Updated fundraising totals.
Last week started off with a lot of outrage from horse racing fans and advocates, who were appalled that a former grade 1 winner, Monzante, had lost his life after breaking down in a basement level claiming race at Evangeline. We were approached by several people who had ideas for how this tragedy could be turned into something positive. It was our twitter friend, @primeequine who’d suggested that we start a fundraiser, allowing teams to assemble from all over, with the mission of assisting charities who function to facilitate racehorse retirement, care for them and find horses new homes after their careers on the track.
We’re happy to report that people, some familiar with fundraising and others who had never done it before, took the initiative and captained eight teams to support the fundraising goals of eight worthy charities and rescues.
The fundraising started late Tuesday, July 23, and the drive will continue until this coming Thursday, August 1.
Here are each team’s fundraising totals, as of Monday, July 29.
Benefiting Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue
Team CANTER CA
Benefiting the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
Team Bright Futures Farm
Team Remember Me Rescue
Team Friends of Ferdinand
Team Second Chance Thoroughbreds
Benefiting the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association
There are still 4 days left to make a difference! Please keep those donations coming.
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO DONATE TO EACH TEAM/CHARITY.
July 23, 2013
Announcement: In the wake of the tragic death of former graded stakes winner, Monzante (who broke down in a $4K claiming race over the weekend, see Paulick Report story here), we are announcing the Monzante Memorial Fundraising Challenge.
The team that raises the most money between now and August 1, 2013, will win the fundraising challenge and receive a reward. The reward is still to be determined. We just needed to get this process started now while there’s still outrage over this untimely and unnecessary death.
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING TEAMS AND CHARITIES TO MAKE A DONATION
Raising funds for Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue based in Maryland
Website: Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue
Twitter Contact: @DanonymousMan
Donations can be submitted via PayPal to DanonymousRacing@gmail.com or Bev@midatlantichorserescue.org
NOTE: Until further notice, all of our track selection sheets, picks and analysis are FREE. However, if you feel compelled, we ask that you donate what you would have paid to DanonymousRacing@gmail.com, in the name of Monzante. 100% of all donations (minus PayPal fees) will be sent directly to Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue.
TEAM CANTER CALIFORNIA
Raising funds for CANTER and racehorse retirement in California
Website: Team Canter CA
Twitter Contact: @Canterca
Donations can be submitted via PayPal through this link (Click Here)
Raising Funds for the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association
Website: Team Beychok LHRA Page
Twitter Contact: @BeychokRacing
Donations may be submitted via PayPal to Mbeychok1@cox.net
TEAM STANDARDBRED GAL
Raising funds for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
Twitter Contact: @StandardbredGal
Donations may be submitted via PayPal to newhorizonsequinecenter@gmail.
TEAM BRIGHT FUTURES (Marie McCormack)
Raising funds for Bright Futures Farm horse rescue in Pennsylvania
Website: Bright Futures Farm
Donations may be sent directly Bright Futures via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Anyone who donates $100 or more to TEAM BRIGHT FUTURES will receive a 3 lb tin of cookies, their choice, from www.GenerationsOfCookies.com!
TEAM REMEMBER ME RESCUE
Raising funds for Remember Me Rescue in Texas
Website: Remember Me Rescue
Twitter Contact: @donnakeen
Donations may be sent directly to Remember Me Rescue via PayPal to email@example.com
TEAM SECOND CHANCE
Raising funds for Second Chance Thoroughbreds in New York
Website: Second Chance Thoroughbreds
Twitter Contact: @SecondChanceTBs
Donations may be sent directly to Second Chance Thoroughbreds via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM FRIENDS OF FERDINAND
Raising funds for Friends of Ferdinand based in Indiana
Website: Friends of Ferdinand
Twitter Contact: @Ferdinators
Donations may be sent directly to Friends of Ferdinand via its donation page (click here)
Raising funds for Northstar Horse Rescue in Maine
Website: Northstar Horse Rescue
Twitter Contact: @Mainefilly
Donations may be sent directly to Northstar Horse Rescue via PayPal to email@example.com
We are asking people to continue using the power of social media by forming teams and raising money for retired thoroughbred organizations and charities.