MSDA 2020 Trophy Sponsorship

MSDA holds two of the largest sporting group conformation shows in the U.S. and, along with those, three days of all-breed obedience and rally trials. In 2020, the dates for MSDA’s events at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD are:

Friday February 28th (All-Breed Obedience & Rally)
Saturday February 29th (Sporting Group Conformation, All-Breed Obedience & Rally)
Sunday March 1st (Sporting Group Conformation, All-Breed Obedience & Rally)

These events attract more than 600 dogs, along with owners, handlers, breeders, and the dog-loving public. Many “trophies” in the form of plaques, embroidered towels, dog toys, and other gifts are awarded to the winners each day. A limited number of these are available to be sponsored by individuals and organizations. You can direct your contribution to a specific breed’s or event’s award(s) or contribute to a general trophy fund. Contributions must be received by November 1st, 2019 and will be individually acknowledged on this website and in both the official premium list and the catalog.

We welcome general donations of any amount as well as sponsorships of Best of Sporting Group and other best-in-show categories, including for Obedience and Rally. For each breed, there are sponsorships available for five trophies (Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, Best of Winners, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch). For obedience and rally, sponsorships are available for highest scores of the day and for highest scores in individual classes. Sponsorships are available for Saturday and Sunday for conformation, and for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Obedience/Rally. Note that we are accepting only one contribution for each trophy, so not all options may still be available.

All trophies are selected by the Show Committee and are not the same every year. Here are some of the 2019 trophies:

In addition, the winners in Junior Handler events receive gift cards, and these are very popular with the kids. Please consider adding a bit extra to your sponsorship to let them know we care. Junior handlers are the future of our sport!

For each contribution, you may enter the acknowledgement that will appear after the words “Sponsored by:” on this website and “Offered by:” in the premium list and catalog. Your text can be at most 75 characters long, and will be included exactly as you enter it, so please double-check your typing! Examples might include Sponsored/Offered by:

  • John and Jane Doe
  • Bob Jones in memory of Rover
  • Dr. and Mrs. Smith in loving memory of GCh. Big Top’s Cat In the Hat
  • Linda S. Breeder and Sally Brown of Long River Cocker Spaniels
  • Mid-Atlantic Pointing Spaniels Club
  • Trigger-Digger Dog Supplies & Toys
  • Anonymous

“Sponsored by” entries that are left blank will be credited to Anonymous. MSDA reserves the right to reject, edit, or anonymize any acknowledgements that could be interpreted as promotion of individual dogs, overt advertising, political statements, or that are otherwise deemed inappropriate. No URLs, phone numbers, or hashtags, please. Decisions are the sole discretion of the Show Chair. If you have any doubts, please check with the Show Chair, Richard Jackson, before you buy!

Once transactions are completed, sponsorships are not refundable. In the unusual situation that a sponsored trophy cannot be awarded because of insufficient entries or for any other reason, your contribution will be directed to the general trophy fund.

Please contact the Show Chair, Richard Jackson, if you have any questions about these sponsorships or if you would like to make a more significant contribution to our event.

Please contact the Webmaster if you have problems completing your order.

GENERAL SPONSORSHIPS:

  • Show Sponsorships  ($250+): Please contact Show Chair Richard Jackson directly at ShowChair@mdsportingdog.org or, for other amounts,
  • Donate to the General Trophy Fund – These contributions go to the general trophy fund rather than for one specific prize. Just below click on “Donate” to go to PayPal’s secure site. Then select or enter any amount. In the Optional Note space, enter your text to follow “Sponsored by:”. You may pay with any major credit card or with your PayPal account. PayPal does not share your credit card information with MSDA.

 to General Trophy Fund

INDIVIDUAL TROPHY SPONSORSHIPS:

Sponsor individual trophies such as Best in Show, Highest Score in Regular Obedience Classes, or Best of Breed for your favorite breed – there are literally hundreds of trophy sponsorship options, ranging from $10 – $75.  Follow this link to the page that has the full list and then use your credit card or PayPal account to sponsor one or more trophies.

Thank-you!

The following are already spoken for, but many more are still available:

  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever – Saturday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Jay Demarest
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever – Saturday Winners Bitch, Sponsored by: Jay Demarest
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever – Sunday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Jay Demarest
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever – Sunday Winners Bitch, Sponsored by: Jay Demarest
  • Clumber Spaniel – Saturday Best of Breed, In memory of Moby, CH Shogun’s Seadog CGC, RN, BN
  • Clumber Spaniel – Saturday Winners Dog, Sponsored by: Gus
  • Clumber Spaniel – Sunday Best of Breed, In memory of Moby, CH Shogun’s Seadog CGC, BN, RN
  • Clumber Spaniel – Sunday Winners Dog, Sponsored by: Gus
  • English Cocker Spaniel – Saturday Winners Bitch, Sponsored by: Anonymous
  • Field Spaniel – Saturday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Dianne and Jeffrey Harab
  • Flat-Coated Retriever – Saturday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Betsy & Steve Surprenant
  • Flat-Coated Retriever – Sunday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Betsy & Steve Surprenant
  • Golden Retriever – Sunday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Celebrate Golden Retrievers, Mary Ann and Caroline Bruton
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Saturday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Dr. Sherry and Mr. Gary Seibel
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Sunday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Edlyn Retrievers – Sherry and Gary Seibel
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – Saturday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Karen Fehr
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – Saturday Best of Opposite Sex, Sponsored by: Martha Perkins in loving memory of Gentle Welshie Gus (2003-2019)
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – Saturday Winners Dog, In memory of CH SHR UH Greenwood’s Angus JH SH MH (14) WD WDX CGC, 2002-19
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – Sunday Best of Breed, Sponsored by: Karen Fehr
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – Sunday Best of Opposite Sex, Sponsored by: Martha Perkins in loving memory of Gentle Welshie Gus (2003-2019)
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – Sunday Winners Dog, In memory of CH SHR UH Greenwood’s Angus JH SH MH (14) WD WDX CGC, 2002-19
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – Saturday Best of Winners, Sponsored by: Stephanie Martin/Stonehenge Griffons
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – Sunday Best of Winners, Sponsored by: Stephanie Martin/ Stonehenge Griffons
  • Obedience – Saturday 1st place, Open A, In memory of Crush
  • Obedience – Sunday 1st place, Open A, In memory of Crush
  • General Trophy Fund, Sponsored by: Anonymous

Maryland Sporting Dog Association, Inc. is a Maryland nonstock corporation and operates as a tax-exempt entity under 26 U.S. Code Section 501(c)(4). Contributions or gifts to MSDA are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.