Updated: September 01, 2021 10:54 PM
Created: August 31, 2021 02:32 PM
On Sunday morning, golfers and dog lovers alike participated in the first annual Beargrease Golf Scramble fundraiser. Musher Billie Thompson organized the event, combining two of her passions.
"I like to golf," Thompson said. "I used to work here. My dad and my husband are big golfers too, and we've done all sorts of tournaments, been involved in tournaments before, and so I thought that this might be a good way to do something in the summertime for Beargrease."
This fundraiser featured a four-person golf scramble, food, golf games, and even a raffle. Prizes included a cash prize for first and second place, a stay and play package from Black Bear Casino, and a variety of gift cards and experiences donated by organizations all around the area.
Thousands of dollars were raised to go towards taking care of the sled dogs. Fundraisers like this one ensure that Beargrease is able to continue for years to come.
For musher Judas Bardon, Beargrease is a unique experience that they look forward to each year.
"You see more animals", Bardon said. "You observe things that you wouldn't. Life moves a little slower. And just having that experience with a dog. It's a really unique bond to be able to go out there and experience that with them."
The next fundraiser for the sled dog marathon will be the Beargrease Fur-K and DogtoberFest on October 2nd. More information can be found here.
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