Staff Report for The Island Connection
SEADogs, the Seabrook Island dog and beach advocacy group, announced today that the annual Beach Walk will take place on April 25 starting at 5 p.m. on North Beach. The Beach Walk is a tradition that has helped the Seabrook Island community combine fun for dogs (and their humans) with charitable giving to worthy area animal causes.
For the dogs, Beach Walk is a great time to run and play on the beach with other friendly dogs in the community. For the humans, there is the satisfaction of being able to take advantage of a wonderful feature of Seabrook Island.
“The SEADogs Beach Walk is a community celebration of the joy dogs and their owners have while playing on the Seabrook Island beach. It is an added bonus that the event raises funds for other animals in the area that aren’t as fortunate,” says SEADogs President Mitch Pulwer.
This year, SEADOGS has designated Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief (ValiantAnimalRescue.org/) to be the 501(c)(3) charity for giving. Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief has tackled many urgent and challenging animal crisis situations in the Carolinas. Representatives from Valiant will be present at the event to provide attendees with more information on the organization, its mission and accomplishments.
As in previous years, there will be a President’s challenge for giving. Pulwer said, “In the spirit of helping organizations that take care of needy area animals, Past President Jerry Cummin and I will match all donations to Valiant of $50 or more up to a grand total of $2000. Last year, we raised $3,095 at this event for Charleston Animal Society. Let’s beat that number this year!”
All residents of Seabrook Island are invited to join the SEADogs Beach Walk on North Beach. Access to North Beach is through walkway 1 or 2. Please bring a snack or dessert to the Beach Walk. Drinks will be provided. Dogs will have fun and so will their owners. Although not a requirement for attendance, please consider being generous to area dogs (and cats) at Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief by bringing a donation to the event.
Valiant will also accept donations of partially used perfumes. Checks can be made directly to Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief.
The rain date for the Beach Walk is April 26 at 5 p.m. For more information on the event or about the SEADogs, contact Mitch Pulwer at firstname.lastname@example.org.