Danville Braves host First Bark in the Park

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Event to benefit the Pittsylvania Pet Center

Danville Braves Press Release

DANVILLE, Va. – The Danville Braves will host their first annual Bark at the Park event on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. with the proceeds from the dog tickets going to the Pittsylvania Pet Center.

Brandon Parker, OF and Justin Yeager, RHP

“We’re so excited to provide a new type of event for our fans,” said D-Braves general manager and vice president, David Cross. “These types of events are good for our fans and our community. We hope that we can help Pittsylvania Pet Center continue its efforts to find animals their forever home.”

The event, presented by Merck USA and Petsmart, will feature a dog leash giveaway to the first 75 dog tickets. Dog tickets can be purchased at dbraves.com/themetickets or over the phone for $5. Fans can purchase a dog ticket and human ticket combined for $11 with general admission seating. All dogs must be on leashes at all times and proof of rabies vaccination is required for dogs attending the game. The Pittsylvania Pet Center will have dogs on site available to pet and adopt.

At the game, PetSmart will offer dog treats, toys and adoption kits for fans in attendance. The Braves will be providing for dogs to play with dog tunnels, balls, frisbees, an area for dogs to hydrate, and a designated section for dogs to use the restroom on sod provided by Anderson Lawn. The Braves will host on-field games and entertainment with dogs on the field during the game. In addition, the Pittsylvania Pet Center will be collecting donations and distributing information about its programming efforts.

Fans wishing to attend the event will be required to fill out a waiver provided by the D-Braves, and Chatham Animal Clinic will be on site to provide veterinarian care for emergencies only.

The Pittsylvania Pet Center, managed by director James McLaughlin, seeks to protect the health, safety and well-being of all companion animals by working with animal control officers in the enforcement of state and local laws, reducing the number of stray and homeless animals, and providing the best care possible for every animal that comes through its doors.

“We are excited about this great event with the Danville Braves. What could be better than enjoying a game with your furry best friend, while helping to raise money for homeless pets?” said McLaughlin.

For more details about Bark at the Park or to purchase please visit dbraves.com or call the office at 434-797-3792.

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