News Feed Item
Waverly, Iowa Wins $100,000 in PetSafe's Bark for Your Park Contest
Four runner-up cities also win $25,000 each to build off-leash dog parks in their communities
|By PR Newswire
|August 8, 2014 10:50 AM EDT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waverly, Iowa has been named the 'top dog' in PetSafe's Bark for Your Park nationwide contest and has won $100,000 to build a new dog park.
PetSafe® brand, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle solutions, announced today that Waverly, a town in Iowa with a population of about 9,874, received the most votes—a total of 133,545 votes—out of the 15 finalists in PetSafe's fourth annual Bark for Your Park contest, which launched in May to award one U.S. community $100,000 and four runner-up communities $25,000 each to build a local dog park.
More than 1,400 cities were nominated in this year's contest. In June, PetSafe announced the 15 finalist cities, which were broken into three categories according to city size based on population: large, medium and small. In addition to Waverly's $100,000 grand prize, the runner-up city in each small, medium, and large population category also won $25,000. The Bark from Your Heart city, which had the highest percentage of votes to the city's population, also won $25,000.
The 2014 Bark for Your Park runner-up cities for each category include:
- Hattiesburg, a town in Mississippi with a population of about 45,989, was the runner-up in the large city category with a total of 34,592 votes, and won $25,000.
- Port Chester, a town in New York with a population of about 28,967, was the runner-up in the medium city category with a total of 67,503 votes, and won $25,000.
- Tehachapi, a town in California with a population of about 14,414, was the runner-up in the small city category with a total of 64,449 votes, and won $25,000.
- Enfield, a town in New Hampshire with a population of about 1,540, was named the Bark from Your Heart winner with a total of 16,769 votes, and also won $25,000.
"We could not be prouder of each of this year's Bark for Your Park 2014 contest winners," Randy Boyd, president and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand, said. "Each of these communities showed us the true meaning of teamwork by rallying together in order to make their dreams of a dog park a reality in their towns. PetSafe congratulates Waverly, Hattiesburg, Port Chester, Tehachapi and Enfield for their commitment to improving the quality of life of dogs in their communities."
Robin Rhea, senior brand manager for PetSafe, said all of this year's contest winners were very creative and determined in their efforts.
"Hattiesburg recruited Brett Favre for their public service announcement, Port Chester raffled off a chance to win $10,000, Tehachapi used incredible visuals, Enfield organized numerous fundraising events and activities, and Waverly launched their 'Who's Voting Today' campaign, all of which involved a diverse group of dog park supporters in a fun, dynamic way," Rhea said. "We've been watching and listening since May and can't believe the incredible efforts that have been shown by each of the winning communities."
Waverly City Councilmember Derrick Wygle entered the city into the contest after people in Waverly communicated their desire to have their very own local dog park. The Waverly Jaycees are also very passionate about building a dog park in their community, and have been trying for several years to raise enough money to do so.
"For years there's been this idea floating around that we could someday get together to build one and people are pretty excited that it could become a reality," Waverly Jaycees President Joshua Schneiderman said.
Waverly and all of the winning communities won't have to wait much longer to start seeing their dog park dreams come true. PetSafe will provide each of this year's Bark for Your Park winners with the opportunity to vote on aspects of their dog parks beginning in late September. For more information about this year's Bark for Your Park contest winners, please visit www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark.
About PetSafe® brand
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., PetSafe® brand is an industry brand leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323).
The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
Aug. 24, 2016 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,004
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
Aug. 24, 2016 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,439
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts?
As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
Aug. 24, 2016 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 306
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Aug. 24, 2016 09:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,658
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Aug. 24, 2016 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,297
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
Aug. 24, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,551
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better.
The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
Aug. 24, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 335
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Aug. 24, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 465
To paraphrase someone famous, "The definition of insanity is to do something the same way over and over again and expect a different result".
Humans are creatures of habit and when it comes to storage, old habits die hard.
Why do we continue to put our faith in legacy storage providers when they haven't invented anything new in decades. Sure, they re-badge their products every couple of years to make their messaging look modern, but ultimately, it's the same old stuff with a new coat of lipsti...
Aug. 24, 2016 04:10 PM EDT Reads: 286
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH.
Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Aug. 24, 2016 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 398
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Aug. 24, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,434
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability.
Aug. 24, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,834
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Aug. 24, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 475
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications.
Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Aug. 24, 2016 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,797
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Aug. 24, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,847