Check out flyball tournament


August 3rd and 4th will be the seventh annual Fly-Ball Tournament held in Escanaba at the Miracle of Life building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teams, consisting of a minimum of four dogs and four humans, come from all over North America for this competition — from as far as California, Texas, Ottawa, etc. The 200-plus human team members stay and eat in Escanaba, and many stay over after the tournament to extend their vacation here, because they love our City. Fly-ball is a very intense hurdle relay race for dogs. If you are a dog lover and have never seen this sport, please drop by for an hour or two, and I promise that you be impressed. Spectator admission is free. Every team donates dog-related items for a bucket-raffle to benefit the Delta Animal Shelter and the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter in Manistique.

Mary Gail Blasier