What an event this was! The support of the agility community is overwhelming and it just energizes us for next year (well, after a week or two recovering, that is).
Here’s some fun facts from the 2011 event:
*$42,115 was raised for the National Canine Cancer Foundation
*The official photographer was Ivey Photography. Photos from the event are ready and available Shootout Photos
*There were 266 handlers and 383 dogs entered, for a total of 1975 runs over two days!
*There were 157 Deputy dogs, 188 Sheriff dogs and 37 For Exhibition Only dogs.
*The raffle had over 200 items donated and earned $5,738!
*Cash donations totaled $2,940.
*There were 44 dogs on the Memorial Wall (which will be uploaded on this site) with $1,089 donated in their names. Kathy Tucker compiled a lovely 22 minute video of all dogs.
*232 t-shirts were purchased, which raised $3,671
*The oldest dog competing was 15 years, 6 months and 6 days old; the youngest dog was 1 year and 7 days old.
*The furthest competitor traveled from Sherwood Arkansas for this event!
So, how does this compare to the 2010 event? The 2010 event was amazing and the organizers were happily surprised at the support.
Last year, the event raised $31,400-who says there is a recession? The original target was $10,000.
*There were 210 handlers and 308 dogs entered for a total of 1238 runs over the two days. There were 120 Deputy dogs, 163 Sheriff dogs and 25 For Exhibition Only. The raffle earned $5,636,31. Cash donations totaled $8,427.62. There were 40 dogs on the Memorial Wall, with $1,870 donated in their name. The oldest dog was almost 16 years old and the youngest dog competing was 15 months and 4 days. And the person who traveled the furthest to compete in this event came from Little Rock Arkansas.
We are looking forward to the event in 2012. We would like to ask our friends and supporters to start thinking about the raffle, the Memorial Wall, the event! Remember us when you are cleaning out your doggy supplies or other items that might make good raffle items. Tell your agility friends about the opportunity to play in all venues: AKC, USDAA, CPE, ASCA, NADAC! This is a great opportunity to tweak your experienced dog and get your novice dog used to a trial situation!