Kingfish to Host Bark For Life Event
Kenosha, WI – The American Cancer Society, in partnership with the Kenosha Kingfish, invite the Kenosha community to participate in the 3rd annual Bark For Life, a noncompetitive walk for dogs and their owners, raising funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. The walk will be held on Saturday, May 14th, from 10am – 2pm at the Historic Simmons Field, Home of the Kenosha Kingfish, 7817 Sheridan Road. There is no fee to attend; however, participants are encouraged to pre-register and fundraise. All Bark For Life proceeds will go towards the Kenosha Relay For Life event, held August 5-6th, 2016.
Entry is FREE to all and open to the public, even if you do not own a dog. The Bark For Life event agenda consists of an opening and closing ceremony, pet blessings, demonstrations, wiener dog races, contests, games, hands-on activities and more. The Aurora Health Care Kid Zone will also be open during the event, featuring the bounce house, speed pitch, bobble head ring toss and the Kingfish sandbox. Ballpark food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the event. Bark For Life is fun for all ages and four-legged friend – a day of fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Bark For Life teams and local businesses will have vendor booths along the marked walking path. Businesses include Care Animal Hospital, Regner Veterinary Clinic, Northside Animal Hospital and Shel-Ray Pet Chalet. Safe Harbor Humane Society will also be in attendance and will have dogs present that are eligible for adoption.
Visit www.relayforlife.org/barkkenoshawi to register today, or contact Susan Jenewein at firstname.lastname@example.org for vendor/sponsor information and for general questions.
In 2015, the Bark For Life of Kenosha event raised over $5,000. With the ongoing Kenosha Kingfish partnership, organizers are hoping to reach a goal of $6,000 this year.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions and remembers those dogs/owners that have lost their life to cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you can help the American Cancer Society save lives, helping us move closer to a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Funds raised at the Bark For Life of Kenosha will also support the Relay For Life of Kenosha’s fundraising efforts. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration in which individuals and teams camp out and take turns walking the track and raising funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminaria candles around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease. For the past 5 years it has been ranked the #1 fundraising Relay event in the Midwest Division and top 50 in the Nation. All are welcome to join us this year, Friday, August 5 from 4 PM to 8 AM Saturday, August 6 at UW-Parkside’s outdoor track.
Tickets and merchandise for the Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Ticket Office powered by Platinum Systems is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. in Kenosha.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 140 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM)) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.