Superheroes on Parade Now in its 3rd year
Palmetto, Fla. (September 5, 2018) —Southeastern Guide Dogs is proud to launch the third season of Superheroes on Parade—a creative collaboration of sponsors and artists that will display a new crop of creatively painted dog sculptures throughout Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. This unique, whimsical, dog-centered fundraising campaign raises awareness of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ programs that transform lives, and benefits the inspirational people and superhero dogs that drive our mission.
September 12, 2018
The Dali Museum
One Dali Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
*St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will be attending. The Kriseman family have been enthusiastic volunteer puppy raisers for Southeastern Guide Dogs for years.
Sponsors and artists will unveil the first batch of 14 new caped superheroes: four life-sized dogs, six puppies and four relief sculptures.
The sculptures are modeled after the real superheroes of Southeastern Guide Dogs: the Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and goldadors that are born, raised and trained at Southeastern Guide Dogs’ campus in Palmetto.
The public will be invited to participate in an online contest where they will vote for their favorite sculpture. The campaign will culminate in a red carpet awards event at the Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota on April 4, 2019.
About Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. The organization employs some of the most talented and innovative scientists and trainers in the working-dog industry and operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Their experts train guide dogs, service dogs, and companion dogs for people living with significant challenges, including those with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities.
All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services—which include selective breeding and expert dog training and conditioning; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime alumni support—are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100 percent on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: The International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. Learn more at www.GuideDogs.org.