Mars Petcare’s Pedigree Foundation is commemorating its 10th anniversary with a special event featuring Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes.
The BBQ, Boots & Bling “Pawty" will take place Oct. 11 in Nashville. SiriusXM's The Highway host, Storme Warren, will serve as the emcee. The event will raise funds to benefit Pedigree Foundation grants program that supports organizations that help dogs in need of finding loving homes.
Top event sponsors include Dollar General, Hallmark Channel and Transcontinental Packaging. Other sponsors include Atlantic Packaging, DDB Worldwide and Silgan.
The Pawty will feature an exclusive night of music with Rimes.
"I'm a huge animal lover and I am proud to be a part of Pedigree Foundation fundraising event," Rimes stated in a release. "I always enjoy performing in Nashville, and I look forward to being able to raise much-needed funds to help rescue dogs across the country through this amazing nonprofit."
Pedigree Foundation was established in 2008 by dog lovers with a passionate belief that every dog deserves a loving home. The 501(c)(3) private foundation of Mars Petcare supports shelters and rescue organizations, as well as encouraging people to adopt, volunteer and donate.
Since 2008, the foundation has contributed more than $6.7 million through 5,000 grants to shelters and rescues across the country, supporting Mars Petcare's purpose: “A Better World For Pets.”
"Pedigree Foundation, through our volunteers and generous donors, have been making a difference in the lives of dogs in need for the last 10 years," said Bo Segers, president of Pedigree Foundation, in a release. "We're excited to be celebrating a decade of finding needy dogs forever homes and to shine the spotlight on the important work our shelter and rescue partners are doing to get more dogs adopted.”