Labrador Retriever, Pacy, to “throw” first pitch! 

[June 30, 2014; Philadelphia, PA] – Families and their furry friends can enjoy the Camden Riversharks’ “Bark in the Park” game vs. the York Revolution, while Pacy, Penn Vet Working Dog Centersupporting a worthy organization. A portion of ticket sales to the Sunday, August 24 game at 1:35pm will benefit the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. Pacy, a Labrador Retriever training in search and rescue at the Working Dog Center, will “throw” the first pitch at the game!

Tickets cost $11, and $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Working Dog Center by following these instructions:

  1. Visit www.riversharks.com and select “Fundraising Log-In” on the right-hand side
  2. Enter the code PennVet (this code can also be used to purchase discounted food vouchers online)
  3. Select “Buy” and choose your seats 

Ticket sales end at 5:00pm on August 23. Dogs are welcome in Campbell’s Field for the “Bark in the Park” game. Fans will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Working Dog Center and meet some of the dogs-in-training by visiting the Working Dog Center’s table located on the Concourse.

About the Penn Vet Working Dog Center

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is the nation’s premier research and educational facility dedicated to harnessing the unique strengths of our canine partners and producing an elite group of scent-detection dogs for public safety and health. The dogs in the program are named in honor of individuals who lost their lives and canine heroes that served on 9/11. They are trained to sniff out explosives and narcotics, aid search and rescue missions, detect ovarian cancer, and alert diabetics when their blood sugar is out of normal range. For more information, visit www.pennvetwdc.org.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, seeing nearly 33,000 patients a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals, treating 33,000 patients each year – 4,100 in the hospital and 29,000 at farms through the Field Service. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.