Assist rescued livestock within the 2022 Goat Video games

The Goat Video games are upon us once more, this 12 months working from August 12 to August 15. No, sadly you received’t see a goat in a singlet pumping iron — lovely as that will be. As an alternative, human athletes hike, bike, swim, stroll or take part in different actions to lift cash for rescued livestock.

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Folks of all ages and talents and everywhere are welcome to take part on this digital occasion. Funds raised within the 2022 Goat Video games will profit 14 animal sanctuaries in New York, Florida, California, Minnesota, Washington, Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, New Jersey and Oregon.

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That is the third annual Goat Video games. Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) based the occasion in 2020, a 12 months of COVID-inspired monetary disaster for a lot of sanctuaries. Plus, the Olympics had been canceled, so it was time for slightly DIY athleticism. CAS dubbed one week in August 2020 the Goat Video games and raised greater than $42,000 from household, buddies and buddies of buddies.

Because of this, the Goat Video games grew in 2021. CAS co-hosted the occasion with World Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. 9 different farm animal sanctuaries across the nation joined in. Every sanctuary fashioned its personal workforce composed of their athletic fundraisers. A rescued animal captained every workforce. Most groups selected actions like kayaking or climbing. However some went rogue, selecting litter pickup or Netflix marathons. The 2021 Goat Video games raised greater than  $217,000 for the collaborating sanctuaries.

Because the video games profit quite a lot of rescued livestock, why do the goats get all of the glory?

“Goats symbolize areas of the competitors as a result of goats are extremely energetic animals which can be lively,” in keeping with the 2022 Goat Video games press launch. “They see life as an journey and spend their days climbing, leaping and exploring.”

If you happen to really feel impressed to leap, climb and discover as a way to enhance the lives of goats and their rescued buddies, think about forming a workforce or making a donation.

Through The Goat Video games

Lead picture through The Goat Video games