2024 Big Bear walk for shelters

Look cool, help dogs

Walk the River with us!

September 15th from 9am-11am

Join us on Sunday, September 15th from 9am-11am for the 2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters! The walk begins at the Batavia Boardwalk Shops and up the Fox River for a 3.3 mile scenic tour of the beautiful trail.

This event is a great opportunity to enjoy a Sunday walk through the beautiful Batavia Riverwalk and raise money to help support local animal shelters.

100% of proceeds (after shirt costs) go to animal shelters.

Everybody gets a shirt

The Shirt

Everyone that purchases a ticket to the event will receive a 2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters T-Shirt as well as a coupon for 50% off a pair of Big Bear Sunglasses (regularly $45). This year's Walk for Shelter logo designed by Since Seventy Five Design and Supply Co. 

You'll pick a size and color at checkout.

*Must purchase ticket before August 15th to guarantee shirt by the day of the event. Registrations after August 15th may receive their shirt after the event.

*Concept shirt, final shirt will include these graphics but may be slightly adjusted*

It's gonna be a nice day

The Path

Beautiful Riverwalk scenic view of Batavia, the walk begins at the Batavia Board Walk Shops (where Big Bear is located!). We'll meet in the morning, coffee will be provided. We'll hand out shirts and prepare for our 3.3 mile walk up and back down the beautiful Fox River.

We'll land about an 90 minutes later safely back at the boardwalk shops. Should be a beautiful September morning for a walk!

dogs are the best people

The Cause

Helping shelter animals is something we're very passionate about, thanks to wonderful folks at organizations around the country dogs like Parsnip get a chance at a happy life. By buying a ticket to the Big Bear Walk for Shelters you are helping to not only support the animals but help the amazing folks that help care for them by providing proper equipment, leashes, harnesses etc. in order to do their job safely and effectively.

(we do donate a good bit of treats also..)

Parsnip was a dog that I met down at Aurora Animal Care and Control, he'd been at shelters for over 500 days (when I had met him and that was months ago). Parsnip was eventually adopted due to the amazing people that show up to help dogs every single day. Show your support for them so they can support those in need!

The goodest boys (and girls)

Bring your well behaved best friend!

Obviously we want to share our day with as many of our furry companions and previous shelter dogs as possible, please be respectful and only bring your dog if they are emotionally ready for the challenge. Events like this can be tough for dogs, if your dog is reactive to other dogs, kids, people or anything that may detract from everyone's ability to enjoy the day, maybe they should sit this one out!

(we have dogs that won't be at the event as well!)

never heard of us?

What's Big Bear you say?

In short, look cool help dogs. 20% net proceeds of our company go to helping Animal Shelters in the US.

Check out our May donations page.

If you want to learn the story behind the brand, the sunglasses, the cause and more start with the link below.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Contact us about getting your name on the shirt and becoming part of the 2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters.

*we may end up needing a volunteer or two also