Parachute4Pets

Parachute4Pets offers discounted skydiving packages for ALL levels, online auction, door prizes, and more to benefit PetNet.   Illinois Skydiving Center is bringing in a turbine grand caravan for this two-day boogie!

With the mission of helping nonprofit animal rescues and shelters in Central Illinois, Team Yoga4Cats is partnering with Illinois Skydiving Center to organize a very unique fundraising event, Parachute4Pets, to benefit PetNet.

This thrilling affair will be held at Paxton Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 & 14th from 9am – Sunset (subject to change*) and will feature reduced rates on skydiving packages, door prizes, raffle, online silent auction, cookout, and appearances by PetNet adoptable dogs! 

Tandem skydives: $175 (10% to PetNet).  Tickets purchased in advance will be entered to win a free video (one drawing each event day)!  Some restrictions apply.*

Experienced jumpers: $25/jump or $23/5+ jumps (5% to PetNet).  Each purchase of 5 jumps gets entered to win one free jump! (One drawing per event day).

Parachute4Pets Raffle

Raffle tickets to win TWO tandem vouchers are on sale now!  Winner will be drawn after the event on May 14th.  Tickets available at Illinois Skydiving Center or by emailing teamyoga4cats@gmail.com.

Parachute4Pets Online Auction

Parachute4Pets online auction features items for everyone.  All proceeds will be donated to PetNet.  The auction begins Sunday, May 7 and will close 7:30pm CST Friday, May 12. Bidding on Facebook through the Yoga4Cats page.  

Bidding without a Facebook account: Email teamyoga4cats@gmail.com with the subject I NEED A SURROGATE BIDDER. In your message, please include (1) the ITEM NUMBER you wish to bid on, and (2) the maximum amount you wish to spend. We will increase current bids by $5 increments. If your bid wins, we will email you to arrange payment.

Bidding without a Facebook account:
Email teamyoga4cats@gmail.com with the subject I NEED A SURROGATE BIDDER. In your message, please include (1) the ITEM NUMBER you wish to bid on, and (2) the maximum amount you wish to spend. We will increase current bids by $5 increments. If your bid wins, we will email you to arrange payment.

Illinois Skydiving Center (ISC) is a Cessna 182 Dropzone located in Paxton Illinois. Home of The University of Illinois Falling Illini Skydiving Club.  All Illinois Skydiving Center instructors are expert skydivers and USPA certified.  Like ISC on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.

PetNet is a no-kill, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) foster-based animal welfare organization. The primary goals of PetNet are to strengthen the local foster network and minimize the number of pets in shelters and unhealthy living situations. A foster-based program provides several benefits: (1) pets are in a home environment, which is less stressful than life in a shelter; (2) fosters friends really get to know the personality of the pet, to aid in proper placement with adopting families; (3) fosters can begin basic training with the pet making them more adoptable. PetNet operates on donations from the community to help cover costs of food and veterinary care.  Like PetNet on Facebook and follow them on Instagram
 

RSVP on Facebook 

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Talecris Plasma Resources: World leader in plasma collection and a leading global producer of plasma-derived medicines with a new location opening in Urbana coming May, 2017!

Talecris Plasma Resources: World leader in plasma collection and a leading global producer of plasma-derived medicines with a new location opening in Urbana coming May, 2017!

TEKsystems is the leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise, and IT services.

TEKsystems is the leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise, and IT services.

Flightstar: Providing world class aviation services to the Champaign-Urbana area since 1978.

Flightstar: Providing world class aviation services to the Champaign-Urbana area since 1978.

Friends of PetNet Sponsors

  • Toni Wendler
  • Dodd & Maatuka
  • Megan & Brandon Fellows
  • A gift in honor of Laura Lodowski's retirement
HoffSpeed: American automotive manufacturer creating perfect custom products.

HoffSpeed: American automotive manufacturer creating perfect custom products.

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Parachute for Pets

Meet a puppy looking for a forever home.

✈ Only a limited number of tandem jump tickets will be available for each event day.

✈ Must be at least 18 years old and less than 225 lbs to skydive.

✈ Adoptable PetNet pets will be onsite to meet spectators and jumpers as they parachute for pets.

Inclement weather: Safety is our first priority and weather can change quickly! Please be aware that weather at 10,000 ft may be different than on the ground, and we will only jump in safe conditions. If weather conditions cause the event to be cancelled, delayed or interrupted in anyway, pre-purchased jumps will be redeemable throughout the 2017 skydiving season. Door prizes will be raffled off to ticket purchasers, available for pick up at Illinois Skydiving Center (ISC).


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We are pleased to announce that Parachute4Pets raised $3,434.34 for PetNet! Thank you to our event sponsors, auction donors, PetNet volunteers, Illinois Skydiving Center, and everyone that joined us at the event!  Pictured left to right: Ghost [adopted], John Vetter, Jeanette Skaluba, Misty Adcock, Daniel Papuga, Erin Rockafellow, Emily Price, Jef LeRette, and Savannah LeRette.  Not pictured: Melanie Bilbrey and Abby Prince. 

We are pleased to announce that Parachute4Pets raised $3,434.34 for PetNet! Thank you to our event sponsors, auction donors, PetNet volunteers, Illinois Skydiving Center, and everyone that joined us at the event! 

Pictured left to right: Ghost [adopted], John Vetter, Jeanette Skaluba, Misty Adcock, Daniel Papuga, Erin Rockafellow, Emily Price, Jef LeRette, and Savannah LeRette.  Not pictured: Melanie Bilbrey and Abby Prince.