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Courage to Dream  

Action and Ability 

Understand Obstacles and Issues

Stamina and Strength

Enjoyment of Achievement

The Deep Root exists to help others discover their strengths and potential through inspiration, education, empowerment and experiences. They use their team of Alaskan Huskies and information of  dog mushing in demonstrations, rides, and workshops to accomplish their CAUSE. 

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Damon Ramaker started the Deep Root Kennel in 2016 with the dream of racing an Alaskan Husky Sled Dog team in the 2020 Iditarod, which he completed.


Out of this dream has grown a more significant desire to share this experience and teach about the skills it taught him to accomplish such an extensive goal.  Without these skills, a team of dogs, supporters, mentors, family, and community, he could not have accomplished this dream.  The Deep Root Cause was founded in 2018 as a 501(c) nonprofit organization. 

Damon presents at many schools, youth and community organizations, and businesses about his sled dog team and his pursuit of running the 2020 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  Deep Root Cause participants have shared in hands-on demonstrations and rides at the Deep Root Kennel. 

However, this is only the first step in the Deep Root Cause. We have deep plans for where this dream is growing. We will work with an organization this fall/winter to build a sled for our physically challenged participants.  Also, we are starting to work with local nonprofits to give rides to our physically and mentally disabled participants. We also desire to team with our local mental health providers in canine therapy and workshop intensives to help those struggling with their mental health.

As the dream grows, so does the team and needs for the Deep Root Cause.  Consider giving your time, talents, or a monetary donation. 


The Deep Root is a non-profit 501(c) organization.

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