With less than a month to go until the start of the 2015 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Dog Sled Race, organizers are making a final push for sponsorship and cash donations.
Many long-time sponsors renewed their commitment this year and some new supporters jumped on board as well, but Laurie Parris, Yukon Quest Executive Director – Yukon, says the race still needs the community’s support.
“Running an event of this magnitude is not only time consuming, but also expensive, so we need to secure as much funding as we can to ensure we provide mushers, their dog teams, volunteers and fans with the best experience and race possible,” said Parris.
Several sponsorship opportunities are still available with the Yukon Quest, at various levels. It’s a great opportunity to promote your business while also supporting a non-profit event that displays true Northern spirit.
“The Yukon Quest is an incredible community event that highlights the history and culture of the North,’ said Marti Steury, Yukon Quest Executive Director – Alaska. “Running 1,000 miles through 11 communities, the exposure for sponsors is huge, and the uniqueness of this event allows for some really creative ideas when it comes to sponsorship benefits. Our long-time sponsors will tell you how much they look forward to participating in this event every year.”
The Yukon Quest is a free event for all spectators, and as a not-for-profit, the organization accepts direct donations. You can show your support for the race by making a donation either online or at the Whitehorse and Fairbanks offices.
For online donations, visit fundrazr.com/campaigns/as5Y9/ab/5Ydae.
The 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race starts February 7, 2015 in Whitehorse.