The 2011 Specialty will once again have special awards for those berners who qualify in three different working events -- this award is called the Triathlete award. I especially value this award because it recognizes the versatility of a good working dog, and producing those types of dogs is something that is very important to us.
The person who developed and coordinates this award is Ruth Nielsen from Washington. She creates wonderful prize packages, and then tracks all those who have accepted the Triathlete Challenge at the Specialty -- but she needs our help.
In honor of your special Kaibab berner or perhaps in honor of Mrs. Maize who is everyone's special Kaibab berner -- I challenge all of us to help support the Specialty Triathlete awards. Ruth needs prizes and so we can donate a bunch of prizes and/or send her a donation -- large or small will be welcomed and will help out.
You can contact Ruth directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) about helping to support our versatile, working berners at the 2011 Specialty.