2018 Triad Dog Games Press Release

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Media Contact:
Karen L. Fullerton, MBA
Founder/CEO, The Sergei Foundation
336-306-6861, Karen@SergeiFoundation.org

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Fifth Annual Triad Dog Games on May 12 - Only Event of Its Kind in NC

Charity event for The Sergei Foundation to raise money for sick and injured pets

Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 7, 2018) The Sergei Foundation's fifth annual Triad Dog Games is truly a one-of-a-kind event in North Carolina.  It is the only dog expo that features four of the most prominent professional dog sport competitions at one time, in one location, with World Champion competitors. New this year is a 5k timed run/walk, Triad Dog Games is just Saturday this year instead of two days (as it falls on Mother’s Day weekend), and The Sergei Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank NWNC are partnering as well! Bring peanut butter, juice boxes, and unsweetened apple juice to help kids this summer with food needs. Kids and pets go hand-in-hand, and The Sergei Foundation wanted to show partnering with other non-profits can be beneficial and not always competitive.

Hours: Public event hours are May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and the 5K starts at 8:30am with registration at 7:30am; enter Gate 5 off Deacon Boulevard for both.

Costs: Triad Dog Games’ admission is $6 and free for kids 10 and under. Parking is free. Your family dog can come for free, too!  The 5K race has a separate fee of $30. Registration and event info can be found at TriadDogGames.com. These events are run by The Sergei foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.

Events/Register: Dogs may be entered in dock jumping, disc sports, agility, flyball and dachshund races, and even run/walk with their owners in our new 5K course. There are events for beginners as well as pros.  Don’t have a competitive pooch? Friendly, leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome to come with you watch, visit vendors, and grab a bite to eat.  For a complete list of Triad Dog Games activities and to register for event games visit www.TriadDogGames.com. Stay up to date on event details by liking Triad Dog Games on Facebook.  



For most of us, pets are family members, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them,” said Karen Fullerton, founder and president of The Sergei Foundation. “This event allows us to celebrate our pets and have a weekend full of fun with them while giving back to others who cannot afford to save their pet with needed veterinary care.”

Exclusive Media Photo/Story Opportunities:

Join us Friday, May 11, 2018 as our set-up for Triad Dog Games provides unique media opportunities:

  • 9:30-12:00 p.m.

Dock trailer arrival and set up for dock diving. Pool will start being filled around noon until about 1pm up to its 20,000 gallons!


  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.

After the pool is filled, see a dock jumping demo with Storie, the Ultimate Air Dogs’ National Champion! She has jumped over 30 feet. Owner JD McKnight drives from Ohio for this event.


  • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

See current World Champion in Skyhoundz disc (Frisbee), Dean Werts demo with his dogs! Also see Rick Nielsen demo with his NC State Champion dog in disc. Dean and Rick are running the DiscDogathon and come from Georgia for this event.


  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Flyball live practice in the Education Building (enter Gate 4 only). Competitors come from West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Also, Karen Fullerton, Founder and CEO of The Sergei Foundation, will be on-site for interviews from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

About The Sergei Foundation

The Sergei Foundation incorporated in 2009 and is a 501(c)(3) North Carolina nonprofit organization with a mission of saving companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial aid to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care. To date, the organization has served thousands of people and their companion dogs or cats in the state of North Carolina. For funding criteria and to see many of the pets helped, please visit www.SergeiFoundation.org.