Paws & Pints: Employee 5K for Homeward Animal Shelter with Labby’s Grill and Bar

October 02, 2023 3 min read

We're excited to recap the memorable PRx Performance 5K Fun Run--An event that brought our team together to promote wellness and support the incredible work of Homeward Animal Shelter. Although the run itself was exclusively for PRx Performance employees, we're thrilled to share with you the highlights of this event and the impact it had on our community... and to give you a heads-up for next year, maybe you’ll join us!

“PRx Performance's 1st annual 5K fundraiser for homeward animal shelter showed the power of community engagement and its impact on our employee culture. This event was important to us because it helped showcase our commitment to not only transforming lives through fitness, but also extending our reach to transform the lives of our furry friends. It was a testament to our core values and showed that our company's heart beats for both people and pets! Through the PRx Performance 5K, we've not only raised vital funds for Homeward's mission but also strengthened our team's sense of purpose and unity. Our employees did an awesome job showing that when we come together, we can lift not only weights but also spirits. I am incredibly proud of what we did here and honored to be a part of the PRx team!”

- Garrett Iverson, Manufacturing Engineering

5k group photo

Homeward Animal Shelter: A Lifesaving Mission

Before diving into the event's details, let's reflect on the vital mission of Homeward Animal Shelter. This local and community-funded, non-profit organization is dedicated to "Rescue. Shelter. Protect. Rehome." They provide a lifeline to lost, abandoned, and owner-surrendered animals, giving them a second chance at happiness. Homeward Animal Shelter plays a crucial role in educating our community about the proper, loving, and kind treatment of animals. Their commitment to preventing animal overpopulation includes ensuring that all animals six months or older are spayed or neutered before adoption. Since their start in 1966, they have placed nearly 41,000 animals in lifelong, loving homes.

PRx rescue dogs (1)

The Employee-Exclusive 5K Fun Run

The PRx Performance 5K was an event designed to foster team spirit, promote physical wellness, and support the mission of Homeward Animal Shelter. Our dedicated team members took on a scenic 3.1-mile route from PRx HQ to Labby's Grill and Bar, mirroring the classic 5K distance.

At Labby's Grill and Bar, participants were greeted by the welcoming atmosphere of this local establishment. While the run was limited to PRx employees, the community was welcome to join us at Labby's to learn more about Homeward Animal Shelter and show their support. PRx Performance pledged $10 to Homeward Animal Shelter for every drink sold between 4:30 PM and closing time.

"So I'm not much of a runner, but of course, this was for an awesome cause, and it was a great way to get out of the gym for a day! The 5k was a great way to get our employees together outside of our standard work days."

- Tyler Klein, Affiliate Manager & Senior Content Strategist

PRx rescue dogs (2)

Community Engagement: How You Could Help

For those who want to continue to support this important cause, there are several ways to get involved:

Donations: Supporters have the opportunity to make direct donations to Homeward Animal Shelter, contributing to their vital rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Spreading the Word: We encourage everyone to share information about the shelter's mission with their friends, family, and on social media platforms. Creating awareness about Homeward Animal Shelter is essential to their continued success.

PRx rescue dogs (3)“It was a lot of fun to take a break from the norm and get out and sweat with the PRx Crew!”

- Rachel Rice, Vice President

The PRx Performance 5K Fundraiser was an unforgettable event that showcased our commitment to fitness, wellness, community involvement, and our love of pets. While the run was limited to our dedicated team, we are immensely grateful for the support of the broader community. By contributing, spreading awareness, and participating in the event at Labby's, you played a crucial role in giving animals a second chance at happiness and supporting Homeward Animal Shelter's lifesaving mission. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of these animals. Let's continue to run, rally, and create a brighter future for our furry friends!

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