|Autographed footballs to benefit local shelters |
|Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:38 pm |
Martin native and former Green Bay Packer key starter Chad Clifton has autographed a Green Bay Packer football, UT Vols football and metal wall plaque for drawings planned Saturday in Weldon Park.
Martin-native Chad Clifton has graciously offered his signature for what would be one of the last few times after an illustrious career as a Green Bay Packer. All in the name of helping shelter animals.
Clifton and his wife Candy are animal advocates, as many of their pets in years’ past have been adopted through shelters.
To help benefit the first-ever Pawtnering for Pets, Clifton has autographed two footballs and a metal Green Bay wall plaque, which will be given away to three people during the event.
Pawtnering for Pets is designed to help raise money for local shelters and, at the same time, celebrate the bond between man and his pet. Tickets for the autographed items are $5 each and can be purchased at The Weakley County Press office in downtown Martin, A Country Pet Resort and Spa off of Mt. Pelia Road in Martin, Weakley County Animal Clinic and The Sideline in downtown Martin.
Tickets will also be sold during the event set for 10 a.m. Saturday in Weldon Park behind the post office in downtown Martin.
Ticket-holders do not have to be present to win. A drawing will be held for the following items autogrpahed by Clifton – a Green Bay Packers football, a Tennessee Volunteers football, and a metal Green Bay wall plaque.
Registration for the pet show categories of Best Tricks, Most Exotic, Spring Bling Fashion Show (small breeds), and Spring Bling Fashion Show (large breeds) will begin at 10 a.m. There are no fees to enter the pet show. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each category.
Following registration, visitors to the event will get to witness K-9 units in action and have the opportunity to learn behavior training techniques from local experts.
Joan Burcham will provide a pet agility show. Debbie Reynolds, DVM, of Veterinary Home Healthcare will offer an “Ask the Vet” session as well as teeth cleaning tips for pets that day. Amy Rollins will demonstrate obediance training and K-9’s from the Gleason and Martin Police departments will show off their skills. Local shelters have been asked to set up booths and adopt-a-pet drives that day and area veterinarians will be on hand to answer questions. There are no fees to set up a table at the event.
All proceeds raised from the event will benefit local animal shelters.
The event is sponsored by The Weakley County Press, A Country Pet Resort and Spa, Red Barn Kennels, A to Z Pet Supply, Historic Downtown Martin and the Weakley County Animal Clinic. For additional information about the event, contact The Press office at 587-3144.