HOPEDOG CHALLENGE
 SPRING 2018

HopeDog Challenge is an exciting day of dog sports competition
for kids and teens with autism.

OUR KID ATHLETES work hard to learn how to throw discs to targets and send dogs over jumps, through tunnels, and out into the wide open field to catch well placed discs.
    
OUR DOG ATHLETES work hard to read the kids' motions, understand their words, and place their bodies in just the right spots and time their jumps at just the right time to catch as many discs as they can.  
 
   
HOPEDOG ATHLETES DEVELOP A REMARKABLE BOND that empowers the impossible.  As the season's Training Days progress, our Kids and Dogs partner together to learn the rules of each game, gain physical skills for throwing and catching the discs, read each other's signals, focus, take turns, and relax with their teammates and friends. Imagine the pleasure they feel when Game Day arrives and they enter the field with genuine technical skills and an understanding of how to play well with their peers. Our Kids and Dogs work hard, and deserve every achievement they earn.

TAKE OUR TEEN ATHLETE JADEN for example. Watch how hard he works to learn the details of our most complicated game.  He knows he learns best through repetition and even though he gets tired part way through, he never gives up.  We love his stamina and his try hard, be brave spirit!


HELP THESE AMAZING KIDS BELONG TO SOMETHING BIG.  
We can't wait to move through this season alongside you, and share with you the inspiring stories of our athletes and sponsors who make this challenge possible.

PLEASE DONATE! 
Any amount helps in big ways. Contributions cover

Game Day Costs
like t-shirts, awards, dog tags, discs
$200 per athlete covers all Game Day costs.

Raising Hope Expenses
for our 2018 Spring Season
(January 27 - March 24)
$3,900 per team covers food, housing, training  and veterinarian care for 12 dogs for 3 months.

Raising Hope is the organization who runs HopeDog Challenge. The mission of Raising Hope Dogs is to raise highly skilled working dogs and place them with therapists who need unique ways to help clients overcome obstacles and accomplish big life goals. Not only does HopeDog Challenge help kids be brave to try hard things, the hours of practice and in-depth interaction with kids attempting specific skills helps Raising Hope pups prepare for the meaningful work they are destined to do.

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We have an awesome support community.  We'd love to have you and your family and friends join in!

HopeDogChallenge.org 
Facebook: HopeDog Challenge 
         
With care and thanks for your support!
Karen Rice
therapist
Wendi Faircloth
trainer
Beverly Damore
development director

HOPE DOG CHALLENGE!  SPRING 2018
TRY HARD. BE BRAVE

MEET OUR ATHLETES
and the sponsors who make dream dogs a game day reality

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