Paws in the Park 5K/1M Sponsorship Opportunities

We are asking for your support for the 2020 Needy Paws Rescue Paws in the Park 5K and 1M Fun Run to help us continue saving the lives of animals in need. Our Young Professionals’ Board is currently planning the 5th annual event, which will take place April 18, 2020, at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri. In its first four years, the event has brought together over 2,500 members of the St. Louis community, and we anticipate even more growth in 2020 thanks to our experience and exposure to thousands of supporters (over 30,000 followers on Facebook alone).

Needy Paws Rescue is a 503(c) non-profit, foster-based rescue devoted to saving animals in need. We are 100 percent volunteer-run and aim to help animals whose lives are in danger at high kill animal shelters and animal control, who are strays, who have been abandoned or whose family has faced an extreme emergency, regardless of the dog’s age, size or breed.

There are multiple opportunities for you or your organization to be a part of our success and to be showcased to our supporters, from donating items for participant “swag” bags, to supporting the race as a sponsor, or meeting our great rescue community in person as a vendor. We are happy to provide any documentation you require for your tax purposes upon your decision to donate to Needy Paws Rescue’s “Paws in the Park.”

If you would like to sponsor Paws in the Park, please review the sponsorship tiers and complete the application provided below. Send the completed application to

All donations are tax deductible. Needy Paws Rescue 501c3 number for tax purposes is MO 46-5424557.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. If you have questions or comments, please email us at

Download Information on Sponsorship Tiers

Download the Sponsor Application Form