February 18th, 2017 was the 5th annual Rancho Coastal Humane Society Paw Walk 5K, in the beautiful San Diego Botanical Garden. Our staff and clients have participated every year; however, this year was a little different. It was the first time there was a rainstorm predicted to put a damper on the festivities. Many wondered if they would cancel the event, or perhaps no one would participate this year.
RCHS vice president, Nick Winfrey, was said to have done a "reverse rain dance" (what an amazing problem to have in San Diego!). Whatever he did, it must have worked, because we miraculously woke up to clear skies.
Not only did the event take place without a hitch, it set a record for the most number of participants registered in the events history. RCHS set a goal to raise $20,000 and actually exceeded their goal by almost 1K. Team Drake was featured on the events Honor Roll, snagging the third place spot and raising almost $600.
It looks at though this is an annual event that will continue to grow every single year, and we can't wait to participate again in 2018.