THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER MIAMI’S FIRST BARK AT THE PARK AT THE MARLINS BALL PARK WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
The organization raised $7,000 from the sales of doggie tickets
More than 650 dogs and their owners attended the first Bark at the Park event in the brand new, spectacular Marlins Park. Many people who had never been to the ballpark before were dazzled by the beauty of the facility.
This was a time when baseball fans and their families can take their dogs to the ballpark and enjoy the game together. All proceeds from the purchase of the doggy tickets went directly to the Humane Society of Greater Miami—they raised $7,000.
“We were thrilled with the turn-out, “said Donna Tallon, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “Both the owners and their dogs had a wonderful time, and we raised money so we are able to better care for the animals at our shelter. We are very grateful to the people who supported this event.”
Many of the dogs came in style wearing Marlins t-shirts and bandanas, which can be purchased at the ballpark. The Marlins have expanded their line of doggy ware so check it out next time you go to the Park.
We had a contest on facebook related to Bark at the Park Miami Marlins game. The person who won the contest was Susan Grudner who received four tickets to a future Marlins game, and an autographed baseball.
In addition, Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle and his wife Jamie, founded a program called Buehrle’s Buddies, and they asked fans to donate any new or gently used dog toys, blankets and beds. The response was very generous.
Click here to view the image gallery of our Bark at the Park event!
TAKE YOUR FAMILY-- BOTH TWO LEGGED AND FOUR--
TO THE BALL GAME AT THE NEW MIAMI MARLINS BALLPARK
ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10
Bark at the Park where the Miami Marlins will battle the Tampa Bay Rays and benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami
MIAMI, FL--May 2, 2012—If you haven’t been to the new sensational Marlins Park yet, here is a chance to bring your entire family—both two and four-legged—to the ballpark, and help a worthy cause at the same time. Bark at the Park, which takes place on Sunday, June 10th at 1:10pm, invites families to watch the Miami Marlins play the Tampa Bay Rays. People tickets, including children over three years old, are $15 and doggy tickets are $10. All proceeds from the purchase of the doggy tickets go to the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
To make this day even more fun, the Humane Society of Greater Miami asks guests to submit a photo of their dogs in the best Marlins attire and win the photo contest. Go to www.marlins.com/bark to submit the photo. The person with the winning photo will have their photo displayed on Marlins Vision, as well as receive four tickets to a future Marlins game and an autographed baseball.
This is important. Tickets can no longer be purchased on the day of the game. Visit www.marlins.com/bark so you won’t be left out. Seats are assigned and availability is limited, so if you want to attend with friends make sure to purchase the tickets together. To purchase an on-site garage parking pass, go to www.marlins.com/parking and passes are $15 per car.
Also, Marlins starting pitcher Mark Buehrle and his wife, Jamie, have developed a new program called Buehrle’s Buddies, and they are asking fans to donate any new or gently used dog toys,, blankets and beds at the collection bin which will be located outside of the First Base Entrance, upon entering the ballpark. All donated items at Bark at the Park on June 10 will be given to the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
Marlins Park is located at 501 Marlins Way in Miami, on the site of the former Orange Bowl. Guests must enter the ballpark through the First Base entrance (located on the corner of NW 4th Street and NW 14th Avenue). Guests needing ADA accessibility should enter through the First Base Dugout Club and take the elevator to the Vista Level. Dog owners must carry their dog’s rabies certificate on them. Visit our website, www.humanesocietymiami.org for additional information. You can also contact Laurie Hoffman at