Two Events Merge for One Day of Fun!
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This year AGaG is looking forward to seeing all of you at two of our favorite events … all on one day and in one location! Put on your walking shoes, leash up your dog, and join As Good as Gold at its second annual All Breed Fun Walk in beautiful Busse Woods! Afterward, relax with old friends, make new ones, and maybe even reconnect with those special dogs who were in your foster care by attending our annual AGaG Rescue Reunion Picnic.
The walk will benefit abandoned and unwanted Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes. In the past 13 years, As Good as Gold has saved over 2,000 dogs in need; this walk takes a big step forward to helping many more. The picnic is a wonderful time to socialize in a beautiful setting with people who love Golden Retrievers just as much as you do!
Ready, Set, Walk …then … Kick Back and Relax at the Picnic
Come on out and join the fun! To participate, click on the “Walk and/or Picnic Registration” link on the left. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to participate, and most importantly, bring your dog(s)! Well-behaved dogs of all breeds are welcome. There will be more fun to come after the walk … you can shop for AGaG merchandise, enjoy family activities, entertainment, and refreshments, and relax at our annual picnic beginning at 11:00 a.m.
More ways to help with fundraising …
To amplify our fundraising efforts, we have also initiated an on-line giving program. Donations can be made individually or allocated to a team. Even if you can’t walk, you can contribute! Just click on "Create Your Fundraising" tab on the left to create a page or "Find a Team or Individual” tab to donate. We are also in need of sponsors – to participate, click on the “Sponsorships” tab.
Safety first …
To ensure a safe and successful walk, please review the "Tips for a Safe Walk" tab on the left.
Schedule: We’ll be looking for you on September 25! Sign-up to attend one or both events!
In-person registration for the walk 8:30 a.m.
1.5 mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
Family activities and refreshments begin at 10:30 a.m.
Picnic begins at 11:00 a.m. (Some seating will be available, but feel free to bring your lawn chairs!)
Where: Busse Woods – Elk Grove Village
Click Here for a directions (Grove 27). Check in when you arrive at the registration desk.
Cost for Walk: Advance Registration: $30 per adult walker. Includes an adult T-shirt.
Day of the Walk: $40 per adult walker.
Children age 6 - 12: $5.
Children under 6 Free.
Cost for Picnic: Food is buffet style and will include Italian beef, fried chicken, mostaccioli, salad and garlic bread. Various drinks and a dessert will also be included.
Children age 6 - 12: $6.
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As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is a membership-based, volunteer-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
As Good as Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care.