The 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship will be held at Coolidge Park Sept. 28-29, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
The Skyhoundz World Championship features top teams from around the world competing in a menu of disciplines designed to showcase the talents of the canine athletes. The 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship will include more than 120 teams from the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain.
Hyperflite will stage this year’s Skyhoundz World Championship to support the adoption and fundraising efforts of Chattanooga’s own McKamey Animal Center. According to Peter Bloeme, director of the Skyhoundz Series, "Many of the canine athletes competing at the World Championship were rescued from animal shelters."
“We’re excited to be hosting the Skyhoundz World Championships again this year and for the opportunity to showcase Chattanooga to hundreds of dog-handlers and dog enthusiasts from around the world," said Bob Doak, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau. "This event adds to the intensity and density of the NorthShore District and with the new location in Coolidge Park, it provides a great way for people to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Over the three-day event, we expect thousands of spectators. More than 200 competitors along with their spouses, family, and supporters will leave an estimated economic impact of over $373,500.”
Only competing canines will be permitted in Coolidge Park during the World Championship.