“Paws for a Cause” seeks to raise awareness of the animal control needs in Claiborne County and to raise funds to help address these needs. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Claiborne Animal Shelter.
“Paws for a Cause” is the project of the 10th Leadership Claiborne class. The Leadership Claiborne program began in 1998 as part of the state’s Three Star Program. Each Leadership class must initiate and complete a class project. The projects serve as a mechanism to learn interactive and organizational skills in dealing with civic and governmental bodies, and seek to benefit Claiborne County and its residents.
Participants in the 1 Mile Fun Walk are encouraged to bring their pets to walk with them. All pets are required to be on leash at all times. Vendors will be on hand with water, treats and other pet-related giveaways.
The 5K Race will begin at Gose Park at 9 a.m., rain or shine. The race route will wind through several streets near the Park before returning to the starting line. The 1 Mile Fun Walk course will be contained within the Park. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and top female finisher of the race.
Pre-registration for either the 5K Race or the 1 Mile Fun Walk is $15. Participants may register by calling the Claiborne Animal Shelter office at (423) 626-2686. The first 50 participants will receive a free race T-shirt. Registration is $20 the day of the event.
The Leadership Claiborne class is currently seeking sponsors for “Paws for a Cause.” Sponsors at the $100 level and above will be acknowledged on race materials, including race T-shirts and advertising. If you or your business is interested in being a sponsor of “Paws for a Cause,” please contact Erlinda McMeel at (423) 626-2592.
The Leadership Program was developed as a part of the State of Tennessee’s Three Star Program. Leadership Claiborne began in 1998 to fulfill the requirements of Three-Star Program, promote an ongoing network of community leaders and act with a cohesive voice for the advancement of the economic, environmental, and social concerns of the community in order to make Claiborne County a better place to live, work, and visit.