In 2020, we knew that the Old Bill’s Fun Run was going to be different than it has been in the past. That said, there was no way to know how our community would respond since the actual run and celebration was all virtual. We are beyond excited by the support of the community, not only for Dog Is My CoPilot, but for all the non-profits taking part in this amazing event ❤️
By the Numbers
Old Bill’s Fun Run in 2020 generated over 24,000 gifts from 4,349 donors, totaling $15,314,287 of donations, which represents an increase of 7% over last year. The match pool, created with gifts from Mr. & Mrs. Old Bill, Co-Challengers and Friends, totaled $3,500,245, while participating organizations received $11,814,041 in gifts designated specifically for them.
Supporting Our Home Base
Donations from Old Bill’s allow us to fly rescue dogs like Abby from Abilene, Texas to Jackson Hole. She was fostered by a local family through the Animal Adoption Center (AAC), and they fell in love with her bravery and sweet nature. Abby is estimated to be middle-aged and came with some health issues, but she quickly adapted and was made a permanent member of the family four days after she arrived. “We are so thankful to Dog Is My CoPilot and are happy to support their efforts to find loving homes for so many at-risk pets”, said Michele Pacifico and John Martin of Jackson, WY, Abby’s new parents. We hope Abby loves her first snowy winter!
We have amazing partners in Teton County, Wyoming who are also supported through Old Bill’s Fun Run. The Animal Adoption Center has been busy finding homes for hundreds of dogs and cats over the past several months as demand has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the newly adopted animals have arrived on the “Big Dog” and you’ll see them around town with their new families! PAWS of Jackson and the Teton County Animal Shelter have also been incredible supporters of Dog Is My CoPilot and welcomed many more dogs into their program where they found homes here in Teton County.
Dog Is My CoPilot is so thankful to our local community and all those that donated through the Old Bill’s Fun Run. We are eternally grateful to be a part of this community and would not be able to rescue over 17,000 animals without the generous support of our everyone at home base. Thank you!