Saturday, 8 June 2013

Iditarod 2014, Let's Get Ready! - Bet

Howdy Ho Everybodies!

We've been busy, busy, busy here at North Wapiti scheming and planning, plotting, and meeting, confabbing, coordinating, and thinking outside of the box.... well, we threw Bait inside the box because he's annoying.


We are pleased to announce that Team North Wapiti Kennels will be racing in the 2014 Iditarod!!!!

I'll hang out here until you are done cheering and dancing.


Ok, now you all better sit down... because the 2014 Iditarod will be the LAST Iditarod for Team North Wapiti Kennels.

I'll hang out while you totally freak out.


How about now?

Ok, seriously, stop fretting, keening, and rocking back and forth.  Just because it will be the last Iditarod that doesn't mean that's the end end of things and stuffs! 

There will be plenty of new stuffs and things going on.  For instance, we'll be chaining the Musher to a desk and forcing her to write a book or two, and there's always the continuing adventures of the Pretty Sled Dogs, maybe some shorter fun races here and there, but oodles and oodles of things that will be happening, so it's not like we're just going to go away and disappear or something.

It's like they say "when one door opens... bugs usually fly in until you open another door and more bugs fly in..." or something inspiring like that.

Since this is the LAST Iditarod (ok, seriously people, stop wailing I can't hear myself think) we're starting our 2014 Iditarod Fundraising a bit earlier than usual.  We want to make sure that the Musher and Pretty Curly Tails have everything they need to get there, race there, and get back.  We also want to involve all of our wonderfulistic, awesomely fantastical fans (you) as much as possible.  After all, you are all a part of North Wapiti Kennels too!

We're doing things a tiny bit different this year.

We have already opened up the "Karen Ramstead's Last Iditarod" GoFundMe page.

This is the officially official fundraising page for Team North Wapiti.  They won't let us link it to our fan page because they insist that only real peoples can link their facebook page and it's all very complicated, so we didn't, but it is the officially official page that we set up, so let other peoples know that.

We will be using the "Karen Ramstead's Last Iditarod" GoFundMe page to post different types of sponsorship and fund raising stuffs and things up until the start of the Iditarod.

PLEASE NOTE!!!! The dog sponsorship stuff will be done like we've always done it!  Heather Minion will be contacting each and every past sponsor to see if you want to sponsor again!

As you can see from the page, we put the higher end sponsorship stuffs on there along with two smaller ones.

You may be saying... "what the heck is a WC Hat and WC water bottle?"

I'm glad you asked, because it is our first fundraising fun thing with gifts!!!!

The Pretty Curly Tails dared the Musher to do the RAGBRAI,  and she has accepted the challenge.  The The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is ... annual, and peoples ride bicycles across the state, all 440 miles of it.

The Musher's team is Winter Chicks!  Here is her RAGBRAI logo for the event designed by the fantabulous Tom Marple!

If you donate $20, you will get this AWESOMELY COOL Winter Chicks collapsible water pouch with the Winter Chicks logo on it (this is a composite picture)

If you donate $40, you will get this EVEN MORE AWESOMELY COOL Winter Chicks hat!!

If you want to donate more, there's a link for that and just let us know if you want the water bottle or the hat, we're cool like that.

This Winter Chicks RAGBRAI fundraiser toward 2014 Iditarod expenses is open ONLY UNTIL THE START OF RAGBRAI, so you have until 21 July 2013 to get your official RAGBRAI logo stuffs.

Once you have your RAGBRAI swag, then all that's left is to sit back while we track the Musher through the state of Iowa, so get up there and get it!

- Bet

1 comment:

Khady Lynn said...

Wooohoooo!!! We, well our mom anyway, will get to meet the Musher at the Taysia Blue event that weekend. She is SOOOO excited! She is also a great friend of Shelly's so has been looking forward to this for months and months!

We are sad it's the LAST Iditarod, but are very excited that our mom will get to meet the famous Musher of the Pretty Sled Dogs!

Khady Lynn