Voting Has Ended!

Well, it has been quite a run!  Thank you for voting and sharing this contest.  Big Cat Rescue should be getting about over $6k from the dollar per vote part, and the $10k for Dorothy Christman being the local winner.

In addition to the $16,000+ your votes have earned Big Cat Rescue in the local contest, there is a contest among the 16 PGA tournaments to see which tournament gets the most total votes. The tournament with the most gets an additional $50,000 to distribute pro rata among its participating nonprofits based on how many votes each got. The Valspar ended up with 14,604 total votes, of which Big Cat Rescue represents 70%.  So, if the Valspar wins, Big Cat Rescue will receive 70% of the $50,000 prize or an additional $35,000 dollars!

Right now the Valspar’s 14,604 votes looks strong relative to the four other tournaments that have finished voting (see chart below). But there are 11 more to go, with the last one finishing its voting on September 4.  You can follow the tournament leader board to see if we remain in the lead at

Sincere thanks to all of our wonderful supporters who voted and to those coming to this page after voting ended but were intending to vote!

















Below is no longer relevant, as voting is over.

The Valspar PGA tournament held at Innisbrook Resort March 10, 2016, as part of their efforts to help local nonprofits, has a fantastic contest this year (for U.S. and Canadian residents only).

Dorothy Christman is a volunteer at the tournament who kindly selected Big Cat Rescue as her designated charity.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT “REGISTER” AS A VOLUNTEER – that is for people who volunteer AT THE TOURNAMENT and doing that does not help us! Follow the directions below and vote for our volunteer named Dorothy Christman.

For each person who voted for Dorothy we got $1 until there were a total of 10,000 votes for the tournament. The Valspar total hit 10,000 votes at 8pm on 2/29 with BCR having about 6700 of the 10,000 votes, far more than any other nonprofit.  So we earned $6700 there.

If Dorothy gets the most votes of any volunteer at the tournament, we get ANOTHER $10,000. We have a big lead, but need to keep voting to insure we keep it.

But, the big prize is yet to come. The tournament that gets the most total votes gets an ADDITIONAL $50,000 to distribute to the participating nonprofits based on how many votes the nonprofit’s volunteer received. So, if the Valspar wins and if Dorothy has, say, 67% of the Valspar votes like she does now (2/29), we get $33,500 of that additional pool of funds, for a total of $50,000!


The contest takes a bit more effort than just clicking to vote, it requires taking a minute or two to fill in your contact information. Full disclosure: It is sponsored by Myrbetriq, a pharmaceutical company that makes an overactive bladder medication. No doubt you will receive a marketing email from them.  But, as always, you can unsubscribe once you do.

This huge prize would be used to jump start our plans to build a 2 acre $250,000 bobcat rehabilitation enclosure that will let us accommodate more orphaned bobcats at once and give them much more room to build their strength and skills. We hope you will take that few minutes to help us do so much more for these orphaned bobcats.

The link to voting is and also appears at the bottom of the step by step instructions below:

Once you go to the link, click on SELECT A PGA TOUR TOURNAMENT

1 hit select tournament



Then in the red VOTE FOR A VOLUNTEER box choose VOTE NOW

1 vote now

Then vote for our volunteer – Dorothy Christman


Christman further down


Last, enter your personal info so your vote counts

1 enter info


After you vote, you should see this:

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You can only vote once, so please ask your friends and family to vote for us too.


Just click this link to vote:

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