Get registered for 4th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Wagging and smiling essential attributes in The Citadel Football Assoc.'s crowd-pleaser
CHARLESTON, S.C. – They are legendary for their patience and their calm behavior. But in the Lowcountry they are also known for their good looks. Inspired by The Citadel's beloved mascots, General Robert P. Carson and Boo X, dozens of bulldogs are now primping and preparing to compete in the 4th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest. The event will be held March 15, 2014, and online registration is underway.
The Citadel Football Association sponsors the event each year to raise funds to assist with caring for the mascots and for a scholarship program. This year's contest will be held conjunction with The Citadel's Corps Day weekend celebration's spring football game. The schedule for the contest is as follows:
• 11:30 Check-in at the concourse under the Home side stands
• Noon Judging
• 1:00 Complimentary lunch for dog owners sponsored by Jersey Mikes
• 1:30 Beauty pageant and winners crowned during halftime of the Blue-White spring football game
The highest award provided will be Most Beautiful Bulldog and there will also be winners in the following other categories:
• Best Tail Wagger
• Best Smiler
• Best Physique
• Miss Congeniality
• Mr. Personality
• Most Beautiful Bulldog
• Best Costume Note: Best Costume prizes will be awarded, but Costume category scores will NOT be included in Most Beautiful Bulldog scores.
The entry fee is $40 per contestant. To register, go to www.thecitadelfootballassociation.com. A late registration fee of $60 will begin on Wednesday, March 11. Registration will close at 6 pm on Friday, March 14. A maximum of 60 dogs will be able to compete and no more than two dogs per person or family.
All entrants must be current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative, and a certificate of vaccinations is required at the stadium. Owners must also be covered by homeowner's insurance and are also responsible for their dog's own water and bowl, umbrella for shade and cooling, pad or rug for their dog to rest on and other items for their dog's comfort. A veterinarian will be present during the contest.
All human friends and family of dog owners are encouraged to visit the dogs in the judging area and attend to the spring game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. There is no admission fee for spectators of the football game or the Beautiful Bulldog Contest.