Now that winter is over and it is usually too
warm to train dryland, the main priority here at Calling All Canines is obtaining
more sponsors. This past season, my dogs and I were "breaking the ice" so
to speak - we were learning about racing and what to expect. During the
2013-2014 race season, however, we will be training much harder, putting more
miles on the sled and training cart, and will be racing competitively for the
first time. We will be attending more races, traveling farther, using more
supplies and gear, plus I will be running a larger team. Because of all this, I
will be spending part of the summer searching for and applying for sponsorships
from both sled dog-related businesses and individuals and non-sled dog related
businesses and individuals.
f you are interested in becoming one of our sponsors, please read:
All sponsors, both those who donate money and
those who donate gear/products/supplies/etc., will receive a listing on our
website sponsor page and blog. In the case of a sponsorship of a product
such as dog food, gang lines, booties, etc., the sponsor will have their product
advertised though other dog mushers seeing that product in use by my team at
To give potential sponsors an idea of what sponsorship money/product donations are needed:
Dogs: I currently have 4 dogs which I
believe will be on my race team this coming season. As I am planning to
field a 6 dog team, at least 2 more dogs will need to be found and
barrowed over the summer. Sponsorship money will help lower the costs of these
Gear: We will also be needing some new gear
items. Booties and some additional gang line sections are also on the list
of needed gear. I will also be looking for a used rig for dryland racing,
and would like to get some a new carhart for my own use. All of
these are items which a sponsorship would help with.
Gas: Since I live in
the city, I have to travel to find good training spots and to head to my cousins
house to train those dogs with my 2 dogs. I also might head up to my Uncle's to
borrow his dogs if he still has them, or I have had the opportunity to train
with Phil. Phil is the person who gave me Chipmunk and has seen that I am very
dedicated to this sport. He has offered for me to help train one of his teams
and be able to use those dogs for longer races, but in order to do that I need
gas money to travel the 2 hr. drive there and back.
No donation is too small, we value all sponsors.
Please check out the sponsor page for more information!
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