The Dog Sponsor page is up and running for the 2017 National Sheepdog Finals, thanks to a fantastic job by Maria Amodei, our Webmistress Extraordinaire!
The cost to sponsor a handler/dog team is $100, and there can be unlimited sponsorships for each team. A group can also sponsor a team (example, four people each contributing $25 can sponsor a team). If you don’t know a team to sponsor, we’ll choose one for you! Please fill out a separate form for each team that you wish to sponsor.
Sponsors will be listed in our official event program and will be mentioned each time their team competes. Sponsors will receive an event pass, a sponsor button, and their choice of a 2017 Finals cap or t-shirt as “thank you” items. Details are provided on the submission page.
We will also be placing handler/dog sponsors’ names in a drawing to be held each day of the Finals and the one chosen each day will get their choice of either a 2017 Finals Poster done by Peggy Wilkinson or a set of notecards.
Any questions, email me at susan dot rayburn at gmail dot com. And, as in years past, if anyone would like to help sponsor but is not able to provide a full sponsorship, I'd be happy to put you together with others who would like to do the same thing and make up a group sponsorship. Just email me about that.
Help celebrate the heritage of the working sheepdog as a partner of the North American farmer and rancher by supporting the 2017 National Sheepdog Finals. The Finals will operate as a 501©(3) and will benefit the ABCA’s Health and Education Foundation. The HEF’s mission is to support research into Border Collie genetics, diseases, disease prevention, and treatment; and to disseminate educational information regarding Border Collies, including their use and value as working stock dogs, and their genetics, diseases, and proper breeding. Your support, in excess of any material return to you (passes and cap or t-shirt, etc.) may be tax deductible.