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Paws for a Cause at Southland Park


WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Dec. 5, 2011) – The Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association donated $30,000 to local charities Saturday, Nov. 5, at the second annual Paws for a Cause event, hosted by Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

Each year, The Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association donates part of its purse money earned throughout the year. More than $60,000 has been raised and donated to area charities in the past two years alone. A six-race greyhound handicapping contest determined the donation made to each charity. Each charity was guaranteed a minimum of $1,000, with the handicapping winner receiving $10,000.
Participating charities in the handicapping contest and the donation awarded are listed first- through tenth-place below:
  • Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation: $10,000
  • Delta Arts: $5,000
  • Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option: $3,500
  • Mid-South Community College Foundation: $2,500
  • Families in Transition: $2,000
  • St. Michael Catholic School: $1,800
  • March of Dimes: $1,600
  • Boys & Girls Club of Crittenden County: $1,400
  • Good Neighbor Love Center: $1,200
  • Steudlein Learning Center: $1,000
Associated kennels include David Blair Kennel; Bussmann-Balakas, LLC; Charter Kennel, Inc.; Darren Henry Kennel; Edward E. Mullen Kennel; Gloria Dorsey Kennel; Jeff Lovely Kennel; Legg Kennel; Magic City Kennel; Mike Harris Kennel; Northshore Kennel; Plum Creek Kennel; Robert Thorne Kennel; Ryan Farms Kennel; Steve Sarras Kennel; T and T Kennel; and Team Greyhound Southland, LLC.