Skyhoundz Prepare To Take Flight In Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // February 6, 2013
Local Event Saturday At Wickham Park
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Expect to witness some unbelievable sights when the largest disc-dog competition series in the world arrives in Melbourne on Saturday.
The local championship for the 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Wickham Park.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. the day of the event.
There is no entry fee for competitors and admission is free for spectators. Novice and veteran competitors are encouraged to compete.
The first 25 competitors will receive a free official Hyperfilte K-10 Competition Standard flying disc.
Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase from Sunset Ice.
Contestants and their canine teammates will earn points for basic throws and catches, with bonus points for mid-air catches in the Distance/Accuracy event.
Skyhoundz welcomes mixed breeds as well as purebred dogs. Many of the canines expected to compete were rescued from local animal shelters or rescue groups. Athletic canines will be seen, literally, jumping for joy.
To view the 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz competition schedule or to learn about Skyhoundz Competition rules and regulations, please visit www.skyhoundz.com. For additional information, please visit www.brevardcounty.us/Wickham or call the Wickham Park Office at 321-255-4307.