The Rushville Consolidated High School (RCHS) Lady Lion soccer team is preparing for its “Paws for a Cause” fundraiser, which will raise donations for the Rushville Animal Shelter.
The team will host the fundraiser at the RCHS boys basketball reserve and varsity home games vs. South Dearborn on Friday, Jan. 31. Donations will be accepted (starting at 5:30 p.m.) prior to the reserve game through the first quarter of the varsity game, which starts around 7:30 p.m.
“Due to the animal shelter being in continuous need of donations to keep pet adoption prices low and to help animals find their forever homes, we decided to reach out to the community and fans of RCHS athletics and challenge them to support their local animal shelter,” RCHS Girls Soccer Coach Kallie Peterman said. “There are many avid animal lovers on the girls soccer team, so it seemed fitting to choose a cause close to our hearts.”
Those who donate will be entered to win a Rushville Lions gift basket for each item donated. The basket will include several different prizes to say thank you.
The Rushville Animal Shelter has requested the following items; however, all donations will be accepted and appreciated.
- Cat litter (clumping preferred, but will accept any kind)
- Cat toys
- Cat treats
- Dog toys (especially for heavy chewers)
- Dog treats
- Raw hides/pig ears
- Food/water bowls
Donated items will also be utilized to make take-home bags for new owners to take home with their adopted pets. The animal shelter is always in need of monetary donations to pay for veterinary care of the animals in its care.
“The Rushville Animal Shelter always appreciates the community’s commitment and involvement in our goals to provide quality care to the animals in our care, either through individual donations or events, such as the Paws for a Cause fundraising event hosted by the RCHS Girls Soccer Team,” Director of the Rushville Animal Shelter Tabitha Cottrell said.
The animal shelter would like to remind the public it offers microchipping for $10 and information for clinics which offer spaying and neutering for those with tight budgets.
“As a coach, I couldn’t ask for a more compassionate and caring group of girls for the Lady Lions soccer team,” Peterman said. “I have witnessed these girls impact their community in many different ways and through several different clubs and programs, including, but not limited to volunteering for the animal shelter, reading to children at elementary schools, participating in trunk or treat activities and working with some of the youth soccer kids through the Optimus League and Futsal.”
The RCHS girls soccer team would like to thank the Rushville community for supporting its fundraiser and wishes everyone a great New Year.