A TO-DO List:
- VOTE FOR US ONLINE 7/30/12 – 8/13/12
Help us become champions! Starting bright and early on Monday, July 30th go to www.teamupchallenge.com and vote for The Arc of San Antonio’s Team Up For Pets project. BONUS! You can vote as many times as you want. So wear out that mouse button for us! The voting period is 7/30/12 – 8/13/12.
- MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 FROM 10am TO 6pm. Visit the Team Up 4 Pets crew out at the San Antonio Pet Expo in the Freeman Coliseum expo hall! You and your pet are invited to stop by the Team Up 4 Pets booth to learn about our Team Up Challenge project, vote for our team online and take home some free cat or dog food!Admission is free and besides getting to meet our AWESOME TEAM, you’ll get to enjoy the entire pet expo including: prize giveaways, discounted vaccinations and micro-chipping, free claw trimming, obedience and training demos and a whole lot more!!
General Information on Our Project:
Spurs Sports & Entertainment’s public charity arm, Silver & Black Give Back, has chosen The Arc of San Antonio’s Teen and Young Adult Summer Program at The Holmgreen Center as semi-finalists for their Summer Team Up Challenge, presented by AT&T. They were awarded $1000 seed money to start a community service project. Ours is “Teaming Up for Pets”. We’ll be partnering up with Project 4 Paws and Meals on Wheels to provide dog and cat food for pet loving home-bound seniors and pet families experiencing financial hardship.
For about an hour everyday the Holmgreen team will be hard at work scooping, packaging and labeling bags of dog and cat food that will be donated to Meals on Wheels and local food pantries. This will allow all of SA’s pet lovers to provide nutritionally balanced food for their four legged friends. It’s also a great way to teach long-lasting, important life, social, vocational and community awareness skills in a fun setting. Our goal this summer is to package and distribute 1200 pounds of pet food by August 13th.
August 15th Is A BIG DAY.
On August 15th, Silver and Black Give Back will be judging each semi-finalist team. Based on the online voting, our final presentation and our overall project, they will award $10,000 to five Champions!!
WANT TO HELP?!?
- They <3 <3 <3 taking pictures, and we love seeing them! If you’ve upgraded your picture-taker, but still have an older, but working, digital camera laying around, we’d love to have it!! We’d like all four rooms participating in this challenge to have a camera so our daily “journalist” can snap action shots of the process, delivery, etc. We’ll use these pics during our final presentation.
- 1200 pounds of pet food is a lot! If you would like to help by donating a bag or two of dog or cat food, it would be very appreciated!
**Help Spread The Word**
Please tell everyone you know about what our semi-finalists are doing. And help spread the word about the online voting period (7/30/12 – 8/13/12) at www.teamupchallenge.com and our booth at the San Antonio Pet Expo on August 4th.
If you have questions or would like to help, contact Jolyn Bragg (210) 490-4300 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org