Sunday, April 06, 2008

Spokes Cat Vincent & Spokes Dog Duke Thomas Peabody

Invite you to the First Ever Rikki’s Refuge Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

Monday April 14, 2008, 9 AM Shotgun (Registration to Golf 8 AM)
Cannon Ridge Golf Club, 9000 Celebrate Virginia Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 (Rt 17 in Stafford)

Golf & Memorial Garden
Tom Sabol, the Chairman of our upcoming Golf Tournament, liked the idea of the Memorial Photo Signs. A lot of you liked that idea too. He was wondering how to place them about the golf course. Then he came up with the idea of a Memorial Garden where they'd all be together. It's up to you in Memory of and in Honor of Photo Signs for your loved ones, two legged or four and, yes, of course, those special three leggeds.

If you're coming to the event you may take your photo sign home with you. If not, they'll move to Rikki's Memorial Garden in the center of Feline Fields. By the way, it's about time Candy and Paul will be looking for extra plants and people to help plant and tend the Memorial Garden. If you can't make the Golf Tournament - and all the fun and excitement we have planned that day for our non-golfing friends - you can claim your photo Signs at Sponsor Appreciation Day.

Buy Your Memorial Photo Sign Now Before Time Runs Out. The event is less than two weeks away and the sign makers need some time .... Memorial Photo Signs are available for a donation of only $125. They are lovely color 12 x 18 display signs. Send a photo and your wording electronically (e-mail, too late for post). Let your friends on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge know you're thinking of them. After the event, this Memorial Photo Sign is yours to take home and display forever. YOUR sign may say anything you like (hopefully our editing won't be necessary!)

To Play or To Play
April 14 has been set aside as a day to play. Whether you're an avid golfer, an amateur player or if you're like me and Putt Putt is the closest you've ever come, the day has been designed for fun.

Vincent, Rikki's World Famous Spokes Cat for the physically challenged will be there to meet you and to beg for your vote in our April Cats vs Dogs Contest.

Duke Thomas Peabody our new Spokes Dog for the visually challenged stepping out for the first time in public. Meet this precious blind boy and listen to his first campaign speech.

Nanny Goat, the Almost as Famous as Vincent, Spokes Goat will be there to meet you and beg treats and eat the golf course. She says bar-b-que - who needs extras when there are miles of acres of lush green grass.... Nanny has been very sick the last several days. It looks like she's on the mend and should be able to make the show and April 14th. Keep your paws crossed and keep up the prayers.

Proceeds from the Tournament will be used for Rikki's Vet Debt to cover Nanny's recent bills and the routine cost of keeping our 1,207 critters healthy. Please join us for this important event.

Boss Hogette & Howiette of the Washington Redskin Hogettes will be on hand to play, eat, have fun and campaign for the animals. Meet Michael M. Torbert, Boss Hogette, and Howard Churchill, Howiette. And see the fund raising items they've donated.

Fun without Food. $10 at the door gets you in to visit Vincent, Duke, Nanny and many of the Rikki's Refuge Human Board Members. We'll have a Mini Gift Shoppe set up with Rikki's Wear, crafts and more. Special items have been donated for Raffles, Door Prizes Galore, Silent Auction, Goodie Bags (while supplies last). We'll have 50/50s and lots of Gift Certificates and Prizes for special events throughout the day. Admittance opens to non-players at 9 am.

Raffles, Door Prizes Galore, Silent Auction - this is just the beginning, donations for this are still coming in, as of now we have the following ready for you.

$48 Gift Certificate from Sittin Pretty Pet Salon
$70 Pottery Creation from Chris Rodriguez
Pottery Creation from Deb Barrett
Gift Basket from Pots & Palettes
Booth Feed Gift Certificate
Liberty Lanes Bowling - Free Game Certificates
Free canoe rental with shuttle from Virginia Outdoor Center
Autographed Washington Redskins Hogettes Poster
Washington Redskins Hogette Bobble Head
Large Gift Basket of Ladies Bath Items
Hand Made Breast Cancer Throw
Free Spaghetti Dinners from the General Store Restaurant in Fredericksburg
Set of Four Porcelain Cat Coffee Mugs
16X20 Photograph of Tiger Woods
Handmade Afghans
Handmade Paw Print Lap Blanket
Chic-Fil-a Gift Certificates
Free Pet Photo Session (w/ a free 8x10 photo) from Magpie Studios owner and premier animal photographer, Kerri Williams (you seen her work in Rikki's reflections)
Family Membership Package (value over $190.00) from Top Golf Washington
Gift Basket from Olde Towne Pet Resort (value over $100) 5 days Doggie Day Camp and more
Anita’s Mexican Restaurant, Stafford, Gift Certificates
Giant $25.00 Gift Certificate
Safeway $10.00 Gift Certificate
Gift Certificates from Wegman's, Wal-Mart, Target, Subway Sandwich Shop, King Street Blues and more

Ticket to Eat. $25 with reservation in advance gets you a seat at the all you can eat Bar-b-que (vegetarian available, let me know your preference when you reserve). Food service starts about noon and your Ticket to Eat gets you admittance to all the other events (except golf).

Ready to Play in the First Annual Rikki's Classic Golf Tournament !!! As an individual you can sign up for the game including golf w/cart , range balls, a goody bag, Bar-B-Q and all the fun of the day. Prizes for the Longest Drive - men’s, women’s and seniors -- and more. Be a Champion at the First Annual Rikki's Classic Golf Tournament. Only $115 per player.

Sign Up a Foursome and Get a Discount. All of the above for you and three of your best friends for only $425.

Foursome Raffle - $20 Buys You a Chance to attend the event with three of your best golf buddies. The drawing will be at noon on Thursday, April 10. Buy your tickets now via, by stopping by the refuge, or contacting your favorite volunteer who is working on a golf tournament. If using the mail, Rikki's Refuge, PO Box 1357, Orange VA 22960, we must receive it no later than April 9. That's a $425 value plus a full day of fun for only $20.

Contact Rikki's Refuge, 540.854.0870 x2,, PO Box 1357 Orange Va 22960
or tournament chairman, Tom Sabol -, 540.850.2268 to sign up, ask questions or get more information.

Socially Conscious Xerox is a major sponsor of Rikki's Golf Tournament - please remember to leave the reproducing to Xerox - neuter and spay your pet today !!

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