Join Us in Supporting the 2014 Top Dog Show,
Saturday, October 18th, Benefiting Donte’s Den Foundation
SARASOTA, Fla. (September 29, 2014) – – Top Dog, the area’s premier dog lovers event featuring a Westminster-like dog show, will be hosted at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Patrons will enjoy fine dining catered by State Street Eating House with their canine companions or chill out in one of the Donte’s Den lounges onsite. Volunteers will be on hand to care and walk dogs while owners and their friends enjoy the show.
Owners are encouraged to bring their dogs and enter them in playful categories including “Best Dressed”, “Best Hair”, “Best Catch and Fetch”, “Best Kiss”, and “Funniest Dog Trick.” Tickets may be purchased on-line (www.dontesden.org/topdog) for $125 per person, children under 12 are free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The event is hosted by Marsha Panuce, founder of Donte’s Den and host of “Animal Out-takes” which airs on WWSB-TV, ABC 7. Co-chairs of the event are Liebe Gamble, owner of June Simmons Jewelry, and Tatyana Sharoubim, owner of T.Georgiano’s.
Sponsors of the event as of press time include: ACI, Billy and Liebe Gamble, Cucine Lubé, Envie Home Décor, June Simmons Jewelry, L Boutique, Main Street Traders, Pecky Designs, Planned Parenthood, Sarasota Ford, Soto Opticians, The Met, Dr. Ann Chauvet, Tilden Ross Jewelers, Suncoast Forms, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, SRQ Magazine, and WWSB-TV/ABC 7.
Top Dog benefits Donte’s Den
Your donation to Top Dog will help support Donte’s Den, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides long term care in a home-like setting for dogs whose owners can no longer care for them. The idea for Donte’s Den was conceived by Marsha and Don Panuce and named after their loving Schnauzer, Donte, a faithful and devoted member of their family. Although Don and Donte have passed away, Marsha continues to make this dream become a reality as does your support of this event. The facility will open in early 2015.
There are many ways you can become involved in Donte’s Den…
The Top Dog Event is just the beginning!
Donte’s Den Foundation, Inc., is a Florida Not-for-Profit Corporation which has qualified and received approval from the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) Private Charitable Foundation, which means that all contributions are tax deductible, and that such donations are not taxable provided funds are used in furtherance of the Foundation’s Charitable purposes. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free (800) 435-7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. #CH35237
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