EVENTS
  1. Freedom Ride
    JULY 22
    Freedom Ride
    This is our ANNUAL BIGGEST event of the year with a poker run, music, food, adult beverages, vendors and more! Scroll down to get all the information. This event helps us save death row pit bulls.
  2. Chili Cook Off Bonfire Party
    OCT 28
    Chili Cook Off Bonfire Party
    National Pit Bull Awareness Day!!!! We celebrate by having a fall chili cook off contest with music and a bon fire, prizes for best chili and more!
  3. PinK - Pitties n Kitties
    TBA
    PinK - Pitties n Kitties
    TBA
  4. Pet Pics with Santa!
    DEC TBA
    Pet Pics with Santa!
    This is a fun event for the whole family! Come and get your picture taken with Santa and bring any pet! This event information will be posted as soon as we have it!

Freedom Ride 2017

WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Music Festival 3pm-11pm
Pre-Festival Poker Run sign-up @ 12pm. 1ST Out @ 12:30, last in @6pm.
  
WHERE: Bevans Pet Center
1921 N. Ridge Rd, East.
Lorain, Ohio 44035

Giving Pit Bulls Their "Freedom Ride"

 WHO: Freedom Ride Fest proceeds benefit the Nonprofit Organization, Lorain County Pit Crew. Lorain County Pit Crew (“LCPC”)’s mission is to help Bully breed owners keep their dogs in their homes. LCPC is a proactive organization that alleviates hardships by providing services and needs that are otherwise unaffordable or inaccessible, often forcing dog owners to re-home or surrender their dogs to already overwhelmed shelters and rescues, all too often ending in euthanasia of many great dogs due to no fault of their own.  LCPC raises funds to provide free spay/neuters, immunizations, training, food, other services and supplies to pit bull owners in Lorain County.  LCPC has goals and future visions of a launching an educational program involving a dog training, sport, and recreation club for the youth that would assist in ending abuse, dog-fighting, irresponsible ownership, and negative breed stigma. LCPC works to advocate for and preserve America’s historically honored and and highly respected, but currently most misunderstood and abused breed in history – the American Pit Bull Terrier.

WHAT: The Freedom Ride fundraiser consists of an outdoor, summer music festival with many live bands, vendors, food, beer tent, raffles, contests, and prizes, as well as a pre-festival optional poker-run. The Freedom Ride is approaching its’ 4th year, has grown to have a large following. It has always been held to benefit local rescue efforts to help many dogs. City and County dog kennels/shelters in our area and across the U.S. often reach critical limits on space. The dogs that are always on ‘Death Row’ -- at risk of being euthanized if not adopted or rescued -- are most often pit bulls and their mixes. The name “Freedom Ride” was chosen for this fundraiser because it is the term used by the animal rescue community when a dog is being transported to his new, safe life after having been ‘sprung,’ from death row, escaping euthanasia, or rescued from an abusive, neglectful, or dangerous situation. The creator of the Freedom Ride, Candi Rogers, a passionate pit bull advocate, trainer, and rescuer, felt there had to be another avenue to change the constant cycle of rescues pulling pit bulls out of shelters, just so they can fill right back up.  Candi realized if communities were to ever get an edge on this sad reality, someone would need to begin working more proactively to reverse the cycle. So, she and her ‘Partner in Crime,’ Robin Stone, also an avid pit bull advocate, trainer, and rescuer, after much collaboration, founded the nonprofit, Lorain County Pit Crew to do just that.

WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
Music Festival 3pm-11pm
Pre-Festival Poker Run sign-up @ 12pm. 1ST Out @ 12:30, last in @6pm.
  
WHERE: Bevans Pet Center
1921 N. Ridge Rd, East.
Lorain, Ohio 44035

FREEDOM RIDE SPONSOR PACK

T-SHIRT SPONSOR: Any business or individual willing to sponsor the cost of 100-150 Event T-shirts - A sponsorship at this level will have their business advertised boldly on ALL event T-shirts, which will be worn by hundreds of animal lovers, and all of the bikers and other poker run participants, for years to come. Your business will be advertised on the event poster and flyer, in any media advertising such as newspapers and social media or internet banners, the main stage event banner, and our website.  You will be entitled to a 10x10 booth space to collect a mailing list and hand out samples of your product or service, and sell your merchandise, receive 4 FREE tickets to the event, and 4 FREE T-shirts.  
TOP DOG: $1000.00 or More:  A sponsorship at this level will receive marketing perks of having their business listed on the event poster and flyer, in any media advertising such as newspapers and social media or internet banners, the main stage event banner, and our website.  You will also be entitled to a 10x10 booth space to collect a mailing list and hand out samples of your product or service, and to sell your merchandise. In addition to marketing perks, you will receive 6 FREE tickets to the event, 6 FREE dinner tickets, and 6 FREE drink tickets *IF we gain enough sponsorship funds, OR a sponsor specifically for an event T-shirt, your business logo will be displayed largely on the shirts and you will receive 2 FREE T-shirts.
BIG DOG: $500.00 or More:  A sponsorship at this level will receive the same marketing package as the Top Dog Sponsors, plus 4 FREE tickets to the event.  You will receive 1 FREE T-shirt if we get a T-shirt sponsor.

BULLY LOVER: $50.00 or more:  A sponsorship of this level will be advertised on the event poster, flyers and other select marketing materials, allowed to display their business cards or flyers on our general event table and receive 2 FREE tickets to the event, all inclusive.

**DONATIONS can also be sent directly to our PayPal: [email protected]