Wow! What a weekend! We are tired, sore, probably smell like BBQ sauce but SO THANKFUL! Thank you so much to the Vetter Stone Amphitheatre for allowing us to fundraise and promote our mission at Mankato RibFest 2023! We raised $3,270 through the People’s Choice Award Fundraiser plus the donated volunteer hours!!! And the donated golf cart driver tips pushed us almost to $4,000!!! But best of all, we were able to promote our mission to over 12,000 people at RibFest! Thank you so much to everyone who donated and came to talk to us at the BENCHS tent!
And a HUGE thank you to the more than 40 volunteers who donated your time to fundraising for the shelter. It was a successful weekend because of all of YOU! The hours you donated this weekend helped raise money that goes directly into caring and treating the animals of BENCHS. You truly made a difference this weekend and we couldn’t tell you enough just how thankful we are for all of you! Look for TEAM BENCHS at events coming up!