The day may have been chilly, but the Doggone Fun Run and Walk at Sienna Plantation fetched a cool $24,000 to help disadvantaged youth in Fort Bend County.
Tails were wagging during the pup-friendly 5K run and 1-mile walk followed by our much-anticipated Canine Carnival. Proceeds from the day benefitted Fort Bend Cares, a charitable foundation that provides local non-profits with grants to provide direct, impactful services to meet the needs of disadvantaged children throughout Fort Bend County.
Admittedly, the weather was a bit inclement so our after-“pawty” was cut short (sorry, pup-a-razzi), but that just means there will be more in store for next year!
One thing we were able to do was unveil our beautiful kennel of dog sculptures. The 11 unique, natural brushed-finish, stainless-steel dogs were created and constructed by public art sculptor Jim Collins. Commissioned through the Sienna Plantation Art Trust and community service foundations, the sculptures represent 11 different breeds designed on a scale of one-and-a-half times life size. The largest dog, a Mastiff, is almost 4 feet tall. The sculptures weigh 75 to 300 pounds.
To continue raising funds for Fort Bend Cares, Sienna Plantation residents will have an opportunity to name the dogs. From now until the middle of May, residents can visit the Fort Bend Cares website to submit names for our statues along with a $10 donation. The pups’ “fur-ever” names will be revealed in a May 21 drawing.
Each dog and their adoptive owner will be highlighted in the resident newsletter and a small plaque with the dog’s name and birthdate of April 14, 2018, will be placed on each statue.
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to make this year’s Doggone Fun Run and Walk successful! If you were unable to come out that day, stop by our Sawmill Lake model home park to see our new dogs and spend time getting to know our awesome builders.