Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa Presents Mutts and the Media 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (Nov. 1, 2016) — Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa, a Jacksonville-based upscale pet boarding resort, is hosting its second annual Mutts and the Media event on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. where local media personalities compete to win money for local charities. The public is invited to view the event online at http://ow.ly/jMC4305AOW6 or via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/petparadiseuniversity/.
Teams from five local media outlets will compete in games including Best Pet Look ALike, Limericks, Name that Price and Best Pet Trick. Participating media outlets include:
Teams will score points based on their performance in each game. Local social media influencers and dignitaries will referee the teams, judging them – and their furry friends – on their talents and skills. Referees include:
- Antonio Allegretti, executive director, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
- Stuart Boslow, executive producer, River City Live
- Patty Jimenez, Leisure Communications Specialist, Visit Jacksonville
- David Johnson, Design and Social Media Manager, Jax Chamber
- Erin Ostrowsky, Research Director, Jacksonville Business Journal
- Scott Saxton, Social Media Influencer
- Kerry Speckman, Blogger, The Specktator, Host of Another Round Podcast and Jacksonville’s Official Queen of Selfies
- Renee Parenteau, Renee Parenteau Photo and Renee Parenteau Hair & Makeup
Charities benefiting from Pet Paradise’s Mutts and the Media event include:
- Clay Humane
- Community Hospice Foundation
- Jacksonville Humane Society
- North Florida School of Special Education’s Barkin’ Biscuits Program
- The Old Dog House
The media team that earns the most points comes in first place, winning $1,000 for their charity. The media team in second place wins $750 for their charity and the third place team secures $500 for their charity. All participating charities take home $100.
Charities are assigned to media teams at random with journalists picking the name of their charity from a black top hat prior to the event.
Pet Paradise supports a large number of charities across the seven states where the company has resorts. With 26 locations, Pet Paradise donates thousands of dollars each year to animal-related charities.
About Pet Paradise
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., with more than 600 employees, Pet Paradise, an upscale pet resort was formed in 2002 and currently has 26 facilities in operation with 12 locations in Florida, three in Houston, three in north Dallas, three in the Charlotte area, two in Atlanta and one each in New Orleans, Phoenix and Albuquerque. At Pet Paradise our mission is to create a safe, clean and fun environment for our four-legged guests. The Pet Paradise facilities include spacious dog and cat boarding suites as well as day camp and grooming services. For more information about each resort, visit www.petparadise.com or visit our social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo and Pinterest.