CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women's tennis team raised $746 for Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic with its fourth annual CofC Dog Show on Nov. 30.
Fifty-seven dogs participated and a total of 368 people stopped by the show held at Rivers Green on the CofC campus. Local celebrities, Judge "Extreme" Akim Anastopoulo and South Carolina Stingrays President Rob Concannon, were on hand to judge the competition. ABC News 4's Dave Williams emceed the event.
All profits went directly to Pet Helpers, the Lowcountry's only no-kill animal shelter. The non-profit adoption center also offers humane education programs and works to initiate animal welfare legislation.
"Of my three years on the team, this has definitely been the most successful dog show I've been a part of," CofC junior Kelly Kambourelis said. "Rivers Green was a great place to hold the event, because all of the students walking to and from the library could stop by and enjoy the show. As a dog person, I am so happy our team could help a great local charity like Pet Helpers."
Prizes were given out for Best Dog in the World, Prettiest Mutt, Most CofC Spirit, Owner Look-A-Like, Best Holiday Spirit and Best Tricks.
The four-time defending Southern Conference champion Cougars will kick off their spring season with their home opener against Winthrop on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point.