The Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor is seeking groups interested in partnering with the club by selling adoptions for Rotary’s “Raining Cats & Dogs” fundraiser in September.
Up to 5,000 rubber cats and dogs will be dropped from a helicopter, flown by Dan Brattain of Cal-Ore Life Flight, onto a target painted on the kite field at the Port of Brookings Harbor at 2 p.m. Sept. 28.
The cat or dog landing closest to the center target pin will win the grand prize: $5,000 in cash and gift cards. Remaining prizes will be awarded in order of value, and by order of the cats or dogs closest to the target.
In the last six years, “Raining Cats and Dogs” community partners have earned more than $16,000 for their individual organizations. The community partners receive $1 for every adoption they sell. The top three partners receive an additional $1 for every adoption, plus the possibility of earning even more.
This is the seventh year that Rotarians have held the community fundraising event. More than $95,000 has been raised for local Rotary projects such as water-safety lessons for third-graders, support for the Food Bank and community kitchens, and scholarships for high school graduates.
Raffle ticket sales will begin this month. Partners will start selling adoptions six weeks before the event.
This year’s leading sponsors for “Raining Cats & Dogs” are Rogue Credit Union, Harbrook Jewelers, Curry Community Health, Sea View Senior Living and Mini PetMart.
The media partners for this year’s event are the Curry Coastal Pilot and KURY Radio.
If your local nonprofit organization has not been contacted and you would like more details, call Bonnie Jordan at 541-251-5000, or Judy May-Lopez at 541-661-2066.