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STORRS, Conn. – On September 9th and 10th, the University of Connecticut volleyball team will be hosting the second annual Dog Pound Challenge at Gampel Pavilion, sponsored by John Gagnon’s Pet Resort.
The Dog Pound Challenge features four programs that have dog-related nicknames – the UConn Huskies (2-0), Yale Bulldogs, Loyola Maryland Greyhounds and St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers.
Though it’s a volleyball tournament, the Dog Pound Challenge is about more than just the on-court matches. In conjunction with the Sigma Alpha Sorority, the UConn volleyball program looks to make a difference in the animal community.
Through the UConn Department of Animal Science, Sigma Alpha will be collecting donations to help support local shelters in their treatment and care of animals, whether stray or abused.
Donations will be accepted on both days of the tournament, but can also be submitted by visiting: www.gofundme.com/eaanimalshelter. The goal this year is to raise $2,000 for local animal shelters. UConn encourages everyone to donate, if they are able, for this crucial cause.
On Sept. 9, Wings of Freedom Animal Rescue will have a station set-up outside of Gampel near the Jonathan Statue so fans can see animals for adoption. They will be there from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. Swing by to play with the animals or even bring a new family member home!
The Huskies play on Friday at 10 a.m. against Loyola Maryland and 7 p.m. against Yale. On Saturday, they play St. Francis Brooklyn at 1 p.m. During UConn matches, fans will have a chance to receive an exclusive Dog Pound Challenge t-shirt.
Come support the Huskies in their matches, but most importantly, support the local animal shelters to help provide the best possible treatment for all animals in their care.