OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE WILD!
Help Carolina Tiger Rescue feed our animals! Annually, our food fund is about $85,000. If we are able to raise $10,000 this year through the Great Human Race then we can supply food for the lions, tigers and other animals for over a month!
Please visit www.CarolinaTigerRescue.org for more information! Check out www.facebook.com/CarolinaTigerRescue for some great pictures and updates!
Did you know that there are fewer than 3,200 wild tigers living in their native habitats? Conversely, in the U.S. alone, there are anywhere from 5,000-10,000 captive tigers – due to a lack of regulation, the actual count is not known – with only 6% of those living in zoos or other accredited facilities. The rest have been bred purely for profit and are in private hands, sometimes with little to no regulation to ensure humane care and proper enclosures. From “pay-to-play” operations where individuals can pay to hold a cub or have their photo taken, to roadside zoos where cats are often kept in substandard enclosures, to those who wish to have wild animals as pets, the captive population continues to grow. There is an astonishing number of wild cats who require rescue and lifelong sanctuary after being neglected, abused, or even abandoned. Please join us in raising awareness and funds in support of our BIG cats!
RACE DATE:Saturday, April 30, 2016 (rain or shine)
LOCATION: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION: Begins at 7:45 a.m.
5K RACE START TIME: 8:30 a.m.
WALK START TIME: Immediately following the runners
No charge to walk, runner registration fee is required. Use code cartiger and Carolina Tiger Rescue will get $5 for your registration!
Individuals can create their own pages to help raise money from friends and family. Donations of checks and cash are also accepted. Information follows.
How you can help beforehand and on race day:
1. Send an email to EVERYONE you know!
Send an email to your friends and families letting them know about our GHR Team’s special fundraising page. This is a great way to tell people about Carolina Tiger Rescue. Link people to this page so they can see photos of the cats, watch a video about some of our latest rescues, see what their donations can buy, and they can make a donation if they wish. This is also a really fun way for family and friends to support you!
2. Share the link through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Click the social media links near the top of the page. The more we get the word out, the better! It’s a simple and easy way to share it with your friends, be sure to share Carolina Tiger Rescue's page - www.facebook.com/CarolinaTigerRescue
. We’d be happy to have more walkers or fundraisers!
3. Create your own team member page!
Look to the red button on the right and click “Become a Fundraiser!” You will be guided through simple steps to create your own team member page, which will be linked to our team page. Even if you can’t join us on race day, you can still create a team member page and be part of our fundraising team.
Let people know you’re part of the Carolina Tiger Rescue family and show your support for our GHR Team! Using personal stories or your own pictures with the animals is a really effective way to fundraise. Feel free to copy the sample text from our page or my page or to email me for new ideas! If you need help setting up an online page, just ask and I’d be happy to help you out.
4. Pick up materials
We will have some here at Carolina Tiger and do some foot-powered fundraising. Grab a brochure or 2 and share information on Carolina Tiger Rescue.
5. Join us on race day!
If you want to register to run in the event, go to the Runner Registration Page
and click on “Runner Registration”. Use the code cartiger
to rase a few extra dollars for us!
You don’t have to register to come out and walk with us, only if you want to run. You can also register to run by picking up a brochure here at Carolina Tiger. We’ll be sending out more information for those who want to walk with us on race day, so please reply to this message and let me know if you want more details about walking. You can even make a donation when you register to run. To walk though is free!
The easiest way to help out is by sharing our page!
This is a helpful way to share Carolina Tiger with groups you might know of…think other clubs, interest groups, churches, co-workers, workplaces, distant relatives or even strangers! Just direct them to your fundraising page or the Carolina Tiger page.