Fun-raiser for Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer
Calling all flower children, hippies and dog lovers! Flock to Gulfport’s waterfront and bring your canine buds for an afternoon of fundraising, peace, love and pubs! The first ever Woofstock Gulfminster® Pup Crawl will take place in Gulfport’s Historic Waterfront Arts District on Saturday, November 3rd from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Everyone is invited to join in, as we raise our cups in the battle against canine cancer. Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer needs funding to heighten canine cancer awareness and to provide financial assistance, as well as other resources, for pet owners who are struggling to pay for the treatment of their beloved pet. Animal lovers can help reach Emma’s $500,000 goal by purchasing a Woofstock Gulfminster® PawsPort, event merchandise, raffle tickets or by just simply donating.
Woofstock is dog friendly and we suggest arriving decked out in 60’s gear with your canine side kick and purchasing PawsPorts in advance! There will be 6+ chances to win the Gulfminster® Dog Show in 6 different categories, with Best in Show Awards in both Canine and Hooman classes.
Full PawsPorts are a $35 donation and will include a reusable silicone tie dye Silipint®, 6+ chances to win the Gulfminster® Dog Show, entry into the Budweiser beach cruiser prize drawing and a choice of domestic beer, house wine or well cocktail at each of the following supporting businesses: Salty’s Gulfport, Neptune Grill, Manatees on the Bay, O’Maddy’s Bar & Grille, The Port at The Artisan + Art & Food Collective, and Isabelle’s Restaurant. *Must be 21 to purchase a full PawsPort.
Non-Alcohol PawsPorts are available for a $20 donation and includes 6+ chances to win the Gulfminster® Dog Show, and entry into the Budweiser beach cruiser prize drawing at each of the following supporting businesses: Salty’s Gulfport, Neptune Grill, Manatees on the Bay, O’Maddy’s Bar & Grille, The Port at The Artisan + Art & Food Collective, and Isabelle’s Restaurant.
Crawlers and Canines will be judged at each location in the following classes: Badass Bitch (females), Hunkiest Dude (males), Hippest Underdog (dog overcoming a special need or handicap – 3 legged/cancer/blind/etc.), Souped Up Threads (costumed), Twitchin’ Tail and Peaceful Puppy Eyes. Crawlers that are not lucky enough to have a dog to participate, may enter in the “hooman” class in the same categories. (Get creative to impress the Ambassadors!) We’ll include all participants who bring spirit and fun to the event, even if they don’t bring a canine companion.
Judging and awards will take place at 7:00 PM at Salty’s. Each class will be judged by an esteemed panel of 3 judges. Judges will deliberate to determine a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner from each class. 1st place winners from each Class will enter the final round where the three-judge panel will award one pup the 2018 Best in Show Grand Woofstock Gulfminster® Trophy.
Both versions of the PawsPort are available at Gulfport Beach Bazaar – 3115 Beach Blvd. S. and at Salty’s – 5413 Shore Blvd. S.
Additional Fundraisers during the event will include Woofstock T-shirts and Tie Dye Silipint® sales, as well as impressive raffle items, courtesy of our generous donors.
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