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09-09-2009, 06:37 PM
I can hear the sounds of the Waves via Splash & Ocean Now.........
WOW, let me get this straight..........we get to Splash in a Beach setting, with Halloween Spirit, Good Cause & MARGARITAVILLE??????? Watch out! Here we come!
Dega & I are SOOOO Happy to see this on the books. THANK YOU THANK YOU for your efforts to bring this event here.
Coats for Kids..........is this going to be a donation combo? If it is a bring a jacket for holiday donations, that is so awesome!
Looking forward to one last 2009 memory.
Gianna & Dega
09-14-2009, 05:48 PM
Yes, this is a Coats for Kids Drive. We are putting this event on for many reasons, 1) maybe some of those water loving dogs in santa cruz will join the Splash Dogs family, 2) keep kids warm by collecting coat donations, 3)have an excuse to be silly with some Halloween spirit, 4) another event in our area. there will be a costume jump on saturday, and a tennis ball jump on Sunday. you can visit www.stanford.edu/~annap/events for more information. There will be an on location news crew, as well as getting the word out on 2 radio stations, a newspaper, 2 news channels. and passing out 3500 fliers to all of SC school district. We are hoping to have an annual event on our hands.
09-22-2009, 09:52 PM
OK everyone. We're trying our best to make the Coats for Kids Halloween Splash a HUGE event, so we have some media doing stories on Splash Dogs, and Dock Diving dogs. If any of you have short video clips of your dogs jumping, we are asking you to email them to us at email@example.com They will be going on a news story. I know that the dogs have been jumping well these past few weeks in LA, so some of you must have cool video clips...Urs, we know you do:-) The clips don't have to be from a competition, as long as your dog is dock diving, it doesn't matter. Please help us out, and send lots of video clips. Thanks!
09-26-2009, 06:32 PM
FANTASTIC.........the details only make this event that much more exciting to look forward to.
Dega & I love to make a difference, and will be collecting kids coats from co-workers, friends & family. In honor of Ms. Dega making it 1 year succesfully with 3 legs and being cancer free.
So many people in the Splash Dog Family have made the difference for Dega & I, there for we are all about PAY IT FORWARD.
There will be many children that can tell their friends their coat was given by a 3 legged Splash Dog.
Now...........other than making the coat donations, is there anything Dega & I can do to help out on Friday, Saturday or Sunday? We will be there all 3 days and will be in full Halloween spirit! Look for me in a pink wig! Lots of fun ahead.......
Send a PM if you want my personal info to help out.
Thanks again for the information and putting on this wonderful event.
Gianna & Ms. Talla Dega
09-27-2009, 08:35 AM
Thanks Gianna for your support. Hopefully more people are as excited as you and I are. The event is only Saturday and Sunday, but we will be setting up on Friday. We are having agility demonstrations, and you can even try your own dog on the agility course. We are also having K9 and musical freestyle demos as well. There will be a costume contest as well as the third wave being a costume jump wave. We are still looking for dontaions for the tennis ball jump, but it's coming along nicely. We have a tax id number if anyone would like that, and so far we've gotten some pretty big prizes. There will also be numerous rescue groups, so hopefully we can help kids stay warm, as well as find some good dogs forever homes. Also, you bring a coat, and you get a free wave! (only one per dog). Our goal is 250 coats in 2 days, so hopefully we can blow that number out of the water! you can call me at 831-801-4557 if you have any other questions.
10-01-2009, 08:55 AM
OK everyone. It's a month away, and we are still short for the tennis ball jump by about 20 prizes. We have some huge prizes, but still not the required 50. If anyone has anything they can donnate, or knows someone who might like to, please help out. We have a tax id number, so the donations are tax deductable, which may make some people more apt to donate. Please help! You can PM me if you need the id number, or would like to help us out.
10-02-2009, 09:51 PM
Hi, Ashley & Beau and Everyone,
What do you need for donations? Can you post a list? Team Nicky is looking forward to this event in Capitola. Especially on Halloween - how fun!
Did you say something about costumes??? I MIGHT be able to talk the Nickmeister into that.....
and Nicky, Black Lab, SPD, JD; PB: 14'1"
10-03-2009, 06:26 PM
We will take anything as far as donations. We are asking that it is at least worth $20, as that is the cost of the ticket to jump. We have gotten some great big prizes, and of course they cannot be broken up into multiple gifts. They can be doggie, or for humans. Some ideas would be, a wine basket, gift certificats to somewhere, doggie bath basket... It is TOTALLY up to the donors. We have a custom, hand carved surfboard being donated, and a hotel in SC is donating a honeymoon suite, and dinner for 2. Again, we will take anything that is donated.
Don't forget, bring a coat for Coats for Kids!
10-10-2009, 12:02 PM
Count down...........everyone! 21 days after today! Yeah......
That leaves us that much amount of time left to make the difference.
Don't know where we may be at in donations......however Ms. Talla Dega pledges 3 tennis ball gifts & 3 Coats. She has this "3" thing going on....don't ask why...LOL!
We have a fan base locally that we are requesting to match what we do, or even just 1 coat.
Dega & I look forward to contributing and making the difference from the Splash Dog Family.
Will be in touch via phone........
Gianna & Ms. Talla Dega
10-10-2009, 05:41 PM
Gianna, where exactly in Capitola is the jump? Can't wait to see everyone, especially Dega.
10-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Not sure just yet, so glad you guys are going. Bay Street is what is listed on line and she does have a website for more info, see the earlier portion of this string.
Bay street is to me downtown Capitola, I am wondering if there is a street set up going down there and we will be set up with them???
Not too sure yet, have not got on line to research, just so excited to go!
Please drive safely, are you bringing your RV? There are some great places in Aptos near by to stay.
Call me any time for any help. 408.238.1225
Love me & Dega
10-10-2009, 11:04 PM
The event will be held in the Nob Hill shopping center parking lot. There is a long narrow section, that we have permission to close off. There is plenty of parking in the main shopping center, and the event will be walking traffic only. There is some space for tent set up, but no RV parking right there. May be possible to park in main lot.
On a different note, congratulations to Rhonna on her new puppy Carma (I know she's spelling it with a C, just don't know if there's an H in it too). Her husband puts all others to shame, first building her a dock in the back yard, then surprising her with a puppy and party 2 weeks early for her birthday. She' a beautiful blue standard poodle, and I know she'll be posting pics of her very soon.
10-11-2009, 06:50 AM
Thanks for the details Ashley,
I have out of state family that would like to make donations but not sure how to go about it. I tried that website link from Stanford and searched but couldn't find anything.
Tried "kids for coats" search and kept coming up with Ursula's great advertising for the event.
Is there something people from afar can do on line, or do we just need to have them mail out funds and then I can get them a jacket?
The word is spreading quicker than I was ready for.....
10-11-2009, 08:49 AM
Actually... Bay Federal has set up a checking account under "Coats for Kids" that people can make donations to. You can call any Bay Federal branch (sorry computer dumped all of my numbers I had saved) and can make monitary donations to the account. The donations are tax deductable, and the tax ID number is 94-1186197. Hopefully that will help out a little.
Gianna, thank you so much for helping get the word out about our event. We have a lot of people hoping this event is a success, and with everyone's help, it can be. It has been in 4 newspapers, 3 tv stations, and on 2 radio stations. There are fliers posted everywhere, as well as sending out 3500 to the SC school district. We are hoping for some good turn out. The Girl Scouts are helping out, we are having K9 demos, agility demos and try outs, CCI will be there, as well as numerous dog adoption groups. If you can think of anyone else who might want to have a booth set up, we do have some spots left.
Even with all the help, we are still looking for about 12 more baskets for the tennis ball jump. I know that everyone is busy this time of year, but I know we can do it. If anyone has anything they would like to donate to the event, please let me know.
10-11-2009, 10:02 AM
Ashley check your private message box.
10-28-2009, 09:42 PM
The weather man last week kept trying to predict a 40% chance of rain for this Halloween weekend. Ms. Dega & I absolutely made the trip to see Mother Nature and let her know that there could be no way in heck she could rain on our parade. Therefore she reconsidered and pushed it out to the following Thursday.
Since that is now out of the way, please allow me to just remind everyone how proud we are of this upcoming weekends event.
This season Ashley's spirit and enthusiasm to make a difference set a goal of 250 Coats for kids at the Splash Dog Event. Warmth for children that have nothing. It is a wonderful concept that Dega's fans & I all support.
We hope that you will take the time to come out and participate in the great fun it will be. Don't forget bring a new coat for a kid and get 1 free wave (1 per dog). I went to Ross and purchased 3 boys jackets and let me tell you it was less than a wave. However, these jackets will last this season on 3 boys somewhere and that impacts our world to be a better place.
You never know the difference you can make. We are 2 days away from Splash Dogs in Capitola. Please consider Coats for Kids even if you can't make it to the event.
Ashley has so kind enough posted all the great details on how we can contribute.
I hope to see many of you but know that w/Cyno & other previous exciting events, Capitola is a long haul.
Locals out here in Santa Cruz/San Jose are very excited to support a great cause and have a blast with the Halloween Spirit!!
Love me & Ms. Talla Dega
10-29-2009, 08:18 AM
It means a lot to me that more than myself is excited about making a difference for the local kids. I tend to run with my ideas, and sometimes others aren't as interested. I know that there are many people out there not as blessed as we are, and I am passionant about helping helping them.
REI has dontated 3 bags of last year's coats, and all the Doggone Dirty Team has purchased coats (eventhough my new pup won't be jumping, he will be swimming) and many people from work have offered coats as well. I am hoping to make this event a huge success, and have it be an annual happening.
There will also be numerous adoption agencies, Canine Companions for Independance and agility demos and try outs. Please bring a costume for your dog, and enter the costume contest and jump. Please buy a ticket for the tennis ball jump, the money will go to buy even more coats for the kids.
If you would like to "donate" your dog for people who do not have a jumper, but would like to be a part of the tennis ball jump, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We have a few dogs already, but could use a few more.
Thanks everyone for your participation, and hope to see you there!
10-29-2009, 11:16 AM
Your welcome Ashley, but the thank you is to you my dear. It takes a lot of energy to lead something like this. I have watched Ursula & Team Mickey D pull events for fundraising and I admire their endurance.
You have done a fantastic job advertising this and we WILL make that goal for you.
Ms. Talla Dega is bringing 3 jackets & 3 Tennis Ball Raffle Prizes. In addition her family and friends are making donations from all over the US to Bay Federal. Co-workers have donated jackets as well, so we hope to be arriving w/a total of 10 jackets.
Ms. Talla Dega is MORE than willing to be a donated dog for the tennis ball jump. It was not until Auburn that I believed my dog would go get a ball being such a freak about only bumpers! LOL.
Looking forward to a great success.
Gianna & Ms. Talla Dega
10-31-2009, 12:24 AM
'Just sent a short video of Talladega's triumphant return to dock diving in January of this year to the email address. (also a cute picture of G and Dega getting ready by the dock)
We will be there tomorrow with a coat to donate and we're also going to give a donation for each wave to help battle K9 cancer!
& Dega's GSD friend Naika
PS Any up at this late hour with advice on parking? Have degenerated ankle and can't walk too far.
10-31-2009, 07:26 PM
Thanks, Ashley, and the Doggone Dirty crew for all your efforts to bring us another NorCal event before the season ends -- and especially one that benefits others too! We're getting the SUV packed including coats and will see everyone tomorrow!
10-31-2009, 09:46 PM
What a FANTASTIC Splash Dog day! Thank you to so many that came out and brought jackets or donated monetarily!
The Tennis Ball Raffle tomorrow is going to be something NOT TO MISS! The prizes on that table today were unique and total treasures for us to win!
We have PLENTY of dogs to jump for the right # ball, so come one come all......BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS.!!!!!!!!!
What a turn out at the Costume Parade & Costume Jump....how fun are we! Good job Splash Dog Crew & Ashley......your are the bestest!
The last number of jackets I heard we gained today was over 105 of our 250 goal.
With so many loving the Foxy's Toffee & All the dog lovers enjoying adoptions and agility courses, we WILL make this goal. Foxy's Toffee will donate 10% of proceeds and Ms. Talla Dega is matching that amount.
$15.00 buys a kid a jacket to be warm this season. Thanks to all of your wonderful support today & this Holiday Season......
Gianna & 3 Legged Lab Shark.....
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