American golfer Cindy LaCrosse is supporting a Regina foster-based dog rescue called The Pack Project.
Everywhere she travels to play, LaCrosse donates to a local rescue because of her passion for giving dogs love and care.
With a connection already to The Pack Project team, the partnership fell into place.
“It so happened that we know her billet, who is one of our board members,” said Director Dave Forster, adding Jeff Estabrooks mentioned she was into dog rescues.
“We reached out on Twitter to her and just said ‘Hey, when you’re in town, we know you travel with your dog. If Fitz needs anything or you need anything for Fitz, let us know. We’d be absolutely happy to help you out,'” he said. “It was a gamble for us and actually it paid off.”
He estimated LaCrosse, with the help of seven other LPGA golfers, have donated between $600 to $700 worth of pet supplies.
LaCrosse said this is the only rescue she’s supported so far without a shelter.
“I think sometimes people forget about those since they don’t have a place you can go,” she said.
On Wednesday, LaCrosse and the other LPGA golfers met with numerous foster dogs.
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“Cindy was a great fit. I mean Cindy’s not well known, but people know her now,” said Forster. “We look forward to following her career and seeing how she advances.”
“They’re such wonderful people outside of what they do,” he said about all eight players who donated pet supplies.
LaCrosse rescued her own dog, Fitz, four years ago and takes him with her when she travels to give her a sense of home.
“It takes my mind off of golf when I leave the course. He just makes me happy,” she said. “Having him here has helped my spirits.”