Luckily for the Lawrence Humane Society, the winner of the P1 Group Charity Bracket Challenge holds a special place in his heart for their good work.
Each year, to celebrate March Madness and also help out in the community, P1 associates, family and friends are invited to fill out an NCAA Tournament bracket for ten dollars. The overall bracket winner then selects an approved charity to receive the proceeds of the entry fees.
This year, after the University of Connecticut beat Kentucky (60-54) on April 7, winning the NCAA Final Four Championship, Barent Raye opted to donate the $710 to the Lawrence Humane Society.
“I chose the Lawrence Humane Society for this donation in honor of our dog, Zoey, who was adopted there five years ago,” said Barent, who is the husband of Sonja Raye, P1’s Corporate Controller. “Zoey is a valued member of our family and, without the efforts and kindness of the Lawrence Humane Society she would not be a part of our lives today. My daughters and I have volunteered there in the past few years and they always have a great need for additional help.”
The Lawrence Humane Society takes in about 3,500 animals each year. All of the friendly, healthy, treatable animals are cared for and may stay at the shelter until they are adopted, reunited with their owners or transferred to another shelter with guaranteed placement.