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Pawtriots Win VetOlympics 2013

Oct 11, 2013

Sincere thanks to our competing veterinary hospital teams for making the 1stAnnual VetOlympics a success!

The efforts of all our Connecticut and New York teams allowed us to raise needed funds for Animal Cancer Foundation’s efforts to cure pet & human cancer.

Opening ceremonies included remarks by lead sponsors Bank of America.  Costumed teams then took the field in games of physical and mental challenge to decide who would be crowned “The Greatest Veterinary Hospital in the World.”  Each teams showed agility, strength, and spirit as they battled for points in team building events like “The Stream Crossing”, “The Human Knot”, “The White Lie”, “Minute to Win It”, and “Puzzle”.

After these five fierce events hospitals joined forces with other hospitals and begin the eliminations process of Tug of War. Each team fought for their very lives, but in the end only two teams were left standing - the Pawtriot’s and Shore-Thang 2. This two powerhouses stood ready for victory with hands scared from previous battle, their knuckles white with the anticipation of the task at hand. It had begun!

The match went on for what seemed like hours with Shore-Thang 2 starting to dominate – it looked like all was lost for the Pawtriots. Then the gods smiled down upon them and granted them the strength of a 100 warriors and they took back what they had laid claimed to days before the match. It was over - Shore-Thang 2 sat crumbled upon the grass beaten but not defeated. They noted with pride and satisfaction that they had fought so valiantly against such worth opponents and vowed they will be back next year to win!

The Pawtriots were crowned “The Greatest Hospital in the World”, with Shore-Thang 2 as runners- up, and The Angry Birds pecking their way to third. See a complete list of winners below or click here to see the epic photos!

Top finishers received gift cards from sponsor PetValu, gleaming trophies, and bragging rights!  All participants dined on refreshments provided by Stop & Shop & Subway, Vinny’s Ale House and took home wag bags from PetValu as trophies of their conquest.

Click here to see photos of this epic battle!

Specialty Awards

Best Team Spirit: "Got Hope?" - Georgetown Veterinary Hospital

Best Costumes: "Angry Birds" - South Wilton Veterinary Group

Fieriest Team: "Shore-Thang 1" - VCA Shoreline

Feat of Strength Team: "Pawtriots" - Manchester Veterinary Clinic

Winners Circle

3rd Place Winner from Points: "Angry Birds" - South Wilton Veterinary Group

2nd Place Winner from Points: Shore-Thang 2" - VCA Shoreline

1st place winner from the Points: "Pawtriots" - Manchester Veterinary Clinic

Novelty Awards

Best Team Name: "Pawtriots" - Manchester Veterinary Clinic

Biggest Baby Award: "Hailey" - Norwalk Animal Hospital


Thank you to the VetOlympics Sponsors!!

Premier Great Dane Sponsor Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, The VCC

Labrador Sponsors PetValu

Chihuahua Sponsors Canine Company, Vinney's Ale House, Stop & Shop, and Subway.