Vancouver dog rescue enlists help of Bachelor Nation favourites for virtual fundraiser
Stars of ABC'S The Bachelor franchise are raising funds for this Vancouver rescue by competing in a Virtual Beer Bong Tournament - with live quarter-finals this weekend.
With coronavirus cancelling many events across the country, non-profit organizations have had to get creative for their fundraising efforts – and this Vancouver rescue shelter has turned to reality TV stars to help them encourage donations.
CAARE Companion Animal Advocacy & Rescue Effort has been running a Virtual Beer Pong Tournament on Instagram since May 7, with favourites from The Bachelor franchise going head-to-head in various live-stream matches to become the ultimate champion.
Fan favourites from ABC's flagship dating show including Mykenna Dorn, the fashion blogger from Langley who was a standout on Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor, have joined forces to help CAARE raise the $15,000 needed to host a spay and neuter clinic.
100% of proceeds will go directly to the rescues, and every donation on their GoFundMe page is automatically entered into a prize draw, with some amazing prizes up for grabs.
So far, Bachelor Nation favourites including Demi Burnett, Cassie Randolph, Jordan Kimball, John Paul Jones, Old Matt Donald and Mike Johnson, have all been sinking cups to raise money for pups in the Virtual Beer Pong Tournament.
If you've missed these matches, don't worry. You can tune in to the live quarter-finals this weekend on CAARE's Instagram page.
Favourites from Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, John Paul Jones and Mike Johnson, will be the first pair to go head-to-head on Saturday, May 16 at 6 PM PST, followed by Canadian Mykenna Dorn and American model Camile Kostek at 7 PM PST.
The fun continues on Sunday, May 17, at 6:30 PM PST, with Bachelor favourites Kendall Long and Kelsey Weier battling it out, followed by stars of last year's Bachelor in Paradise, Canadian Caitlin Clemmins and Blake Horstmann at 7 PM PST.
The tournament has been a huge success so far, with the Vancouver non-profit organization announcing on Thursday that they are already a third of the way towards their goal of $15,000. Founder of CAARE Rescue, Alex Blumberg, the kind-hearted Vancouver beauty who appeared on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, tells PawSwap how much she appreciates the help of her fellow Bachelor Alum.
“Rescue is a chain and it starts with the first person that reaches out and sees an animal in need and takes the time to reach out to somebody else. The chain is what makes a rescue successful," explains Blumberg.
"It starts with the rescuers, grows from the people who support us and spread the word, and it ends with the people that open their hearts to these animals to be their forever home.”
“It’s not just one person, it is a team and it means everything to me to have people like my Bachelor Alum helping!” Bachelor fans, don't forget to tune in this weekend to show your support for a great cause.
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