Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wounded Warrior Project

Slo-n-Eazy Kennel is extremely proud to annouce that we aided in raising funds in the amount of $4,321 for the Wounded Warrior Project with our sponsored event. We fell short of our $10,000 goal, but nevertheless are extremely pleased. We would like to thank everyone that donated and everyone that helped us with the Yukon Quest. Without your help none of it could be possible. It is up to the American people to help support our wounded soldiers in this economical state and are happy to see that people are willing to open their pocket books to help out where they can for our soliders. We still will be raising awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project and donations can be made at anytime in any amount to the following link WWP Donations. Also be sure to check the WWP page frequently for events in your local area: WWP Proud Supporter Events. For God and Country...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Home At Last

Slo-n-Eazy Kennel departed Whitehorse yesterday on Jason's 40th Birthday. It was a tough time for all of us as it was the anticipated day that Jason's would have completed the Quest. It is one of the hardest things to accept after planning for years to reach the start line only for your personal body to be the weak link of the team, but we felt it was the right thing to do to dust off the defeat and move on down the trail to help our friends and fellow mushers complete their mission.
We transported 8 dogs from Abbie's team home yesterday and today we get to spend with our kennel. We have missed the dogs terribly. They are sitting in the yard howling fat and happy waiting for a short run. Jason is feeling much better, but is still in pain. He is making a doctor appointment as I am typing.
Today the kennel made a $250 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. We were hoping for a much larger price at the end of our Quest, but any amount to help soldiers in need is better than zero. We want to thank everyone for their dedication to the mushers and helping us raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project and supporting the Yukon Quest. It means so much to us to see how much a little can go a long way.
Thank you again to all the Quest officials, volunteers, and fans that made this race a success. Thank you to everyone that helped us along the trail and to get to the trail. And lastly thank you to all that made a donation to the WWP.
Donations are still being accepted and please share with your friends so that no soliders are forgotten:
For God and Country....

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A sad day....

After arriving in Circle Jason was in excruciating pain with his back, which just kept getting worse. Jason attempted to do a long rest to see if he could worked through his back injury. It was taking Jason 3 times as long to care for the dogs and he was unable to pick up over 15 pounds and was barely walking. He made the very hard decision that it was best for both the dogs and himself to scratch. He knew if he got into a difficult situation he did not have the strength needed to protect his team or himself. He is extremely disappointed with the outcome, and he feels as if he failed the team.

All the doggies are safe at home and doing very well. They are in great shape and were looking amazing after the run in from Circle which was one of the best run times. It is a sad day for the kennel. Jason is recovering from his injury and will see a doctor soon. Unfortunely he is unable to take any pain medication due to a pre-existing medical condition. Two Rivers Musher scratches in Circle

We are leaving for Dawson later today to continue on the race trail and hopefully help out our fellow mushers down the trail. We are still hoping to continue to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project and to someday we will complete this Quest.  We will see you down the trail. Thank you all for your support and help we appreciate everything that everyone has done to assist us and the WWP....
More to come from the trail as soon as I can get all the stories out of the old chap...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Off in a Flash

Jason is off and headed towards the first checkpoint. It seems his Spot Tracker is not working right now and will be looked at once he reaches the checkpoint.

 At the start all the dogs looked great and were very excited to get started. He past the Pleasant Valley Store which is about 40 miles from the start at 1530 and he seemed to be in good spirits.

Little Roy and Bubba charge down the starting shoot

Friday, February 3, 2012


Today will be spent doing the final packing. Ready for an early start downtown Saturday morning. We will be attending the Pancake feed at 0800 and then on to the dog yard to start the unpacking.
Listen to Jason's radio interview on 98.1 fm around 920 am. Also during the race Jason will be calling in from each checkpoint with updates so please stay tuned.
I would like to take the time to thank everyone from the Quest fans and volunteers to everyone that has donated to the Wound Warrior Project and are follow the cause. Every penny counts and no donation is too small. It is a great cause and we appreciate the chance to raise funds for the WWP and help our warriors so that they are no forgotten.
Please check out Jason's latest article in the Chicago Southtown: Former Oak Lawn Man Mushing for a Cause
All donations for the WWP can be made here:
See you tommorow morning at the start - Jason will be leaving the shoot at 1124am. Happy trails!