Attitude is Everything!

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Kelly Lynn Spiess
on behalf of Christine Sass
 CHANHASSEN, MN
I know many of you wanted an outlet to show support for Brent Sass and the Wild and Free kennel in honor of the amazing man and musher he is, and his best friends - HIS DOGS!  I've set this up on behalf of the dozens of you that thought about it. Let's support our Champion!

Bernadette Live Podcast: 3-13 10A

Every kind word, with or without a donation, will hopefully make Brent feel how loved and supported he is...all over the world!

Since there is so much excitement, wouldn't it be fun to band together and raise an amount of money close to what Brent may have earned if he finished this race Let's make it happen!

Here are 4 quick and easy ways to donate (depending on your preference), to show your support for Brent and his team:

1) Donate here - Outside of what the process deducts, 100% of every dollar raised will go to Brent and his dog team.   Brent's mom will be receiving all of the money directly. ***WE HAVE CLOSED DONATIONS TO THIS SITE, PLEASE SEE BELOW

2) Donate by sending a check to his mom, Christine Sass -  6275 Hummingbird Rd. Excelsior, MN 55331.  She will deposit it in his checking account.

3) Send a check directly to Brent - PO Box 62, Manley Hot Springs, AK , 99756 (He checks his mail about every 2 weeks).

4) Buy Wild and  Free merchandise or sponsor him/the team directly.  Additional Wild and Free merchandise can be found here.
Note: Please be patient on shipping time (2-4 weeks).  

As anyone who knows Brent knows, he'd be the first to help you and the last to ask for help! If you do not know Brent, and you'd like some insight, please read this article - he's a true CHAMPION!  He is the most humble, honest, hardworking, courageous, kind, and genuinely happy person I've had the pleasure of knowing. He is a role model for many mushers, children, and friends alike. 

With the recent decision, Brent will not leave the race with any winnings, and feels he's let his dogs and his fans down.   Let's show him he hasn't let us down and that we are all behind him, now even more than ever! 

If you are able to show your support with a comment or small donation (even $5), maybe we can give him a fan-produced "purse" of his own!

I know that in time, he'll be appreciative of all of the support that I know this community will provide!

Please share only positive posts and stories below, he wouldn't want anything else! There are links below the pictures of fun stories, singing, and recent headlines.  If you need a laugh, watch this video again - Dark Winter Nights!

Please share this site with anyone and everyone...

***If you would like any pictures removed or appropriate credit given, please let me know and I'll update immediately.  Thank you for the great shots below!

3675454_1426111740.1996_funddescription.***Lower left picture (Brent and Silver): Photo Credit Albert Lewis www.seespotrun.com

The real story - Brent's character as an athlete, and a man!

5 Lessons

Newsminer Article March 13

March 10, 8:16pm

March 10, 8:46pm

iPod filled with movies and mystery music...

March 11, 1:55pm - Attitude is Everything

Alaska Dispatch March 11

mushingtech blog: March 19, 2015

The dogs!

Musher Profile: Brent Sass

Yukon Quest

Yukon Question 2015 Champion

The future's very bright: Newsminer article - Feb. 2015
Newsminer Article - Feb, 2015: Quest Victory for Brent Sass

Brent gave away his gold!

Hobo Jim and Brent Sass

An insightful FB Post

Top 5 Yukon Quest Moments - You Don't Want to Miss This!

Iditarod Rookie of the Year: Brent Sass

Brent Sass - CLASS ACT!

2014 Yukon Quest Press Conference - Get a tissue!

Why Does Everyone Love Brent Sass?Silver's last run: 2012
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James Wilde
43 months ago

You are a star brent! A role model in my eyes! Everything about you! I have purchased a wild and free hoodie and te silver tshirt, to continue to support you after the wild and free tshirts I bought over Christmas time! Hoping that 1 day I will have the honour to meet you and your dogs! I BELIEVE!

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Cathy Beffort
43 months ago

My husband has a campaign on GoFundMe now as well and we have also just reached our goal. I wanted to pay it forward and your page caught my eye when I saw the dogs. So sorry to hear about your situation. We have 2 huskies and my husband hasn't been able to skijor or kicksled with them since Dec 2013 due to a back injury. Last week he had surgery in the US and has not recovered enough to travel home to Calgary AB. I just bought one of your T-shirts with Silver on it to give to Dave when he gets home. "I Believe" so much is possible and we have so much to look forward to thanks to his surgery and the generosity of everyone who helped support us. I know he will wear this t-shirt and be full of optimism for a great recovery so he can enjoy life and fun adventures with me and our dogs again. "There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make us stronger" You have proved this and I know my husband will as well. Best wishes to you and your team!

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Leslie Rose
43 months ago

Brent , I don't know what to say . I am new to Sled Dog Racing . I do know this .. We got your back , Friend . Always , You can count on US .

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Lori Stiles
43 months ago

Brent, you know how much we love and support you. Wish we could help more. Today a lady i know, but who only know you through the Facebook posts i share, came up to me and let me know how much she liked following you and how bad she felt for the disqualification. You touch soooo many people!

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Charlene Kellerman
43 months ago

Only came to know of Brent this year while following Yukon Quest. Obviously a class act. My heart breaks for him. A check will follow directly to him or his mom. And, he has a new fan for life.

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Lucia Schenk
43 months ago

We can not give you the joy of racing Iditarod 2015 back, but we can give you our financial and other support that could help you to enjoy many more races to come. I have ordered my Wild and Free hoodie and that would be my little piece of support that I hope would help your team. Go Wild and Free!!!!

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Cathy Galuska-Seidel
43 months ago

Brent, my second grade students were very impressed with your interview and how you accepted disappointment without displaying anger, etc. We are always working on things like that when we are young. You set a great example. We will continue to follow you. Thanks, and we wish you well.

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Michele Carter
43 months ago

I still BELIEVE!!!... just sponsored (2 days ago) Louisa, can't wait to watch her grow, learn & run!!! I am sure she is much bigger now! MUSH ON! Brent & the dogs of Wild & Free ~ Michele, an Alaskan in the Midwest, Missing my Alaska

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Britny Alfonzetti
43 months ago

£50.00 donated directly to Brent's site. Best wishes from Scotland

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Robin Tietz
43 months ago

Sending direct to Brent $50 so gofund will not take 8%. Love you Brent

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Dani Coles
43 months ago

I did $100 directly on The Wild and Free website! Thank you for setting this up for fans to help Brent! Go Wild and Free!!

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Jeanette Croll-Staley
43 months ago

Fantastic job since you have reached a great goal I'm going for sponsoring a pup ❤️ Also it's kinda cool seeing the meme I made on here too

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Judy Lucero
43 months ago

It sounds like GoFundMe takes a total of 8% of each donation. I'll send a check directly to him or his mom. This is an awesome idea.

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Elizabeth Rome
43 months ago

I am sending a check for 100. directly to him. It's from me and Siri Douglas. We are so sad for him, he built my beautiful cabin.

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Barbara Schaefer
43 months ago

Brent, You are a class act and a TRUE CHAMPION!

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$25
Vickie Nocco McConathy
43 months ago

I Believe!!! Wild and Free!!!

MK
$10
Mary Kuenzli
43 months ago

Here's what I posted on my FB timeline a few days after the DQ: "I'm still upset about this, and I live thousands of miles away and don't even know Mr. Sass. Until now I've always respected the Great Race and the traditions that it represents. But it's ironic that the purity of the event seems to have been compromised by rule technicalities. The News Miner article nicely points out inconsistent applications of modern technology in the race at this point in time. I totally agree that some sort of a 'foul call' would have been more sporting than the extreme penalty of ejecting a worthy competitor." Brent, you are a better sport than I am. Good luck on the next one, !! Mary Kuenzli (Kerynn's aunt in WI.)

CY
$50
Charles Yeske
43 months ago

Brent Know that your "fan club" in Pennsylvania supports you! Charlie

$30
Anonymous
43 months ago
$15
james wilde
43 months ago

To a true role model and idol in my eyes! I BELIEVE! Sorry I wish I could donate more!

IR
$50
Izabela Ryngert
43 months ago

Brent, I want you to know that you have friends and fans around the world (God bless the internet). Warm kisses from Poland. Wild and free!

TW
$100
Tammy Windsor
43 months ago

"All great things are wild and free." -Henry David Thoreau

SA
$20
Secret Admirer
43 months ago

Class act, Brent.

James Wilde
43 months ago

You are a star brent! A role model in my eyes! Everything about you! I have purchased a wild and free hoodie and te silver tshirt, to continue to support you after the wild and free tshirts I bought over Christmas time! Hoping that 1 day I will have the honour to meet you and your dogs! I BELIEVE!

+ Read More
Cathy Beffort
43 months ago

My husband has a campaign on GoFundMe now as well and we have also just reached our goal. I wanted to pay it forward and your page caught my eye when I saw the dogs. So sorry to hear about your situation. We have 2 huskies and my husband hasn't been able to skijor or kicksled with them since Dec 2013 due to a back injury. Last week he had surgery in the US and has not recovered enough to travel home to Calgary AB. I just bought one of your T-shirts with Silver on it to give to Dave when he gets home. "I Believe" so much is possible and we have so much to look forward to thanks to his surgery and the generosity of everyone who helped support us. I know he will wear this t-shirt and be full of optimism for a great recovery so he can enjoy life and fun adventures with me and our dogs again. "There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make us stronger" You have proved this and I know my husband will as well. Best wishes to you and your team!

+ Read More
Leslie Rose
43 months ago

Brent , I don't know what to say . I am new to Sled Dog Racing . I do know this .. We got your back , Friend . Always , You can count on US .

+ Read More
Lori Stiles
43 months ago

Brent, you know how much we love and support you. Wish we could help more. Today a lady i know, but who only know you through the Facebook posts i share, came up to me and let me know how much she liked following you and how bad she felt for the disqualification. You touch soooo many people!

+ Read More
Charlene Kellerman
43 months ago

Only came to know of Brent this year while following Yukon Quest. Obviously a class act. My heart breaks for him. A check will follow directly to him or his mom. And, he has a new fan for life.

+ Read More
Lucia Schenk
43 months ago

We can not give you the joy of racing Iditarod 2015 back, but we can give you our financial and other support that could help you to enjoy many more races to come. I have ordered my Wild and Free hoodie and that would be my little piece of support that I hope would help your team. Go Wild and Free!!!!

+ Read More
Cathy Galuska-Seidel
43 months ago

Brent, my second grade students were very impressed with your interview and how you accepted disappointment without displaying anger, etc. We are always working on things like that when we are young. You set a great example. We will continue to follow you. Thanks, and we wish you well.

+ Read More
Michele Carter
43 months ago

I still BELIEVE!!!... just sponsored (2 days ago) Louisa, can't wait to watch her grow, learn & run!!! I am sure she is much bigger now! MUSH ON! Brent & the dogs of Wild & Free ~ Michele, an Alaskan in the Midwest, Missing my Alaska

+ Read More
Britny Alfonzetti
43 months ago

£50.00 donated directly to Brent's site. Best wishes from Scotland

+ Read More
Robin Tietz
43 months ago

Sending direct to Brent $50 so gofund will not take 8%. Love you Brent

+ Read More
Dani Coles
43 months ago

I did $100 directly on The Wild and Free website! Thank you for setting this up for fans to help Brent! Go Wild and Free!!

+ Read More
Jeanette Croll-Staley
43 months ago

Fantastic job since you have reached a great goal I'm going for sponsoring a pup ❤️ Also it's kinda cool seeing the meme I made on here too

+ Read More
Judy Lucero
43 months ago

It sounds like GoFundMe takes a total of 8% of each donation. I'll send a check directly to him or his mom. This is an awesome idea.

+ Read More
Elizabeth Rome
43 months ago

I am sending a check for 100. directly to him. It's from me and Siri Douglas. We are so sad for him, he built my beautiful cabin.

+ Read More
Barbara Schaefer
43 months ago

Brent, You are a class act and a TRUE CHAMPION!

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