OCTOBER 2020

Allyson DeCano and Doc - Ride For A Rescue 2019
RIDE FOR A RESCUE
Annual Charity Trail Ride

It's time for the 9th Annual Pegasus Project "Ride for a Rescue," Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the beautiful Pegasus ranch in Murchison, Texas. We'd like to welcome all of our supporters, riders and non-riders alike, to come out and enjoy the day. 
 
Some of the riders - RFR 2019
 
 
For riders, bring your BEST horse and join us for a full day of horse fun! (For the safety of all of our participants, please no green horses.) We will start with a COSTUME CONTEST in our covered 200' x 100' Pegasus arena! Dress your horse and yourself in your most creative Halloween costumes and participate in mounted contests for prizes. Afterwards, we will explore the ranch and a neighboring tree farm on a nice, easy-paced, guided ride through wooded trails and along gorgeous, open hay meadows. There will also be a "poker run" for prizes. Non-riders are encouraged to come and enjoy the day with us and participate in the poker run and games. Following the ride, we will have a hot catered meal from Torchy's Tacos with complimentary drinks (beer, wine, water and soda). You'll also receive an event T-shirt and professional photographs of you and your horse. 
 
Our Pegasus shop will be open for you to pick up the latest Pegasus logo apparel. You don't want to miss out on our newest fall fashions!
 
Jennifer Wiggins and Minnie - RFR 2019 horse games 
 
 
This event is limited to 20 riders, and so register today! Riders and non-riders must register in advance. For riders, if you register and pay before October 17th, you will receive a discount. 
 
For more details and to register, please visit our website by clicking this link: Ride for a Rescue

A Note from Allyson
 
North Texas Giving Day
Preliminary Results Are In
 
On September 17th The Pegasus Project participated in the Communities Foundation of Texas' North Texas Giving Day. This was our sixth year to be a part of this fantastic event, and we raised just over $67,000! We are pleased with our results and are grateful for everyone who donated.
 
$35,000 of the funds raised came from our challenge fund donors,** who, in advance of North Texas Giving Day, put up matching funds to encourage others to give. Knowing that their gifts would be matched dollar-for-dollar was true incentive for the rest of our donors. 
 
Pegasus is due to collect additional bonus funds paid by CFT. Bonus fund amounts are based upon a percentage of all the 197,620 gifts (totaling more than $58 million) made that day to the more than 3200 participating nonprofits. We are humbled by the generosity of donors for all of these deserving North Texas charities. 
 
As excited as we are with our success on North Texas Giving Day, we must remind ourselves that this work never ends. We often go from one crisis to the next. One fundraiser ends, another begins. One horse gets adopted, another neglected horse comes through the gates. It's a never-ending cycle of pain, joy, hardship, success, heartbreak and triumph. With an annual budget exceeding $500,000, we will utilize the NTGD funds in about two months. Pegasus accomplishes great things, but at great cost. 

For now, we are going to revel in our success and celebrate our fantastic supporters. If you were one of our NTGD donors, please give yourself a pat on the back. It is amazing what can be accomplished when people come together for a united purpose. When individuals support their passions and realize that EVERY dollar truly does count, remarkable things happen.
 
If you donated through the NTGD website, you would have immediately received a receipt via email. If you need to request that receipt, please click the following link, and CFT will resend it to you: NTGD RECEIPT
 
If you were a Challenge Fund Donor or if you made a donation directly to The Pegasus Project, you will be receiving your receipt via regular mail. We appreciate you all so very much! 
 
Allyson DeCanio
President, The Pegasus Project
 
Send inquiries to: allyson@MyPegasusProject.org
 
**Challenge Fund Donors:
Kay Bracken
Hemant Elhence
Lee Merrick Foundation, Inc.
Elizabeth Murray & Jim Meara
Lynn Mutschler
Mark Young 
Sandra & Larry James
Deborah & David Dobbs
Amy & Jim Rodman
The Pamela Walters Group 
Nicholas Vuong, M.D.
Karen & Tom Carey
Kelly & Brian Joost
Caren & Steve Frazier
Bob Wright
Fountainhead, Inc.
Lorna Russell, M.D. 
Margarita Heredia 
Deborah Race
Captain Don Howe
Camille & Bud Hoffman 
Captain Dan & Candace Cotton 
Morag Bell & Mike Clary 
The Pegasus Project Board

 

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