The Pupkin Plunge: Dunking for Charity

What could be better than having the opportunity to dunk your boss in a pool of water? Or maybe that co-worker that has been teasing you lately? On Friday, September 13, we hosted a charity event here at the Trupanion office that allowed us to do just that.

Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer, submerged.

Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer, submerged.

For weeks prior, we encouraged employees to “bid” on colleagues they would like to see dunked. The top ten bids won the chance to dunk that colleague in a dunk tank. We had executives bidding on fellow executives, employees bidding on bosses, and it got competitive!

Ian Moffat, VP of Claims, is prepared for the dunk.

Ian Moffat, VP of Claims, is prepared for the dunk.

It was the first overcast, slightly chilly day, of course, when we set up the dunk tank. First up was our Vice President of Human Resources, Erich Wuhrman. From practically the first throw, Erich was in the freezing cold water and the crowd went wild!

VP of Human Resources, Erich Wuhrman, gets dunked.

VP of Human Resources, Erich Wuhrman, gets dunked.

The energy and fun continued throughout the rest of the day. All the dunkees were excellent sports, some even dressing up for the occasion.

JB Stine, VP of Revenue Development, was first in line to take a pitch at CEO Darryl Rawlings.

JB Stine, VP of Revenue Development, was first in line to take a pitch at CEO Darryl Rawlings.

By far the favorite dunkee was our own Founder and CEO Darryl Rawlings. He surprised us all by painting our Trupanion logo – what we call the ‘pupkin’ on his chest for the event. He was dunked several times, and all in extreme good fun.

Trupanion CEO dunk tank

And there Darryl goes!

And there Darryl goes!

The most important part of the day? The total amount raised was $1,509.66! This will be split between the Second Chance Fund and Old Dog Haven.

girl holding ball for dunk tank

man with flippers and snorkel dunk tank

About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Manager, Public and Media Relations
Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

2 Responses to The Pupkin Plunge: Dunking for Charity

  1. Fun Dog Blog says:

    We’ve done stuff like this at my office before!
    I can not tell you the pleasure I got, dunking my boss in ice water! Made me feel awesome!
    I may have missed it, but what charity were you raising money for? Cheers.
    Jon

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