This fall will mark Agape Animal Rescue’s third annual Agape Animal Ball, a formal masquerade in support of the organization’s rescue canines, hosted at the historic The Factory in Franklin on October 28th. Visit the following to become a sponsor or purchase tickets.
The fanciful evening will feature dinner by Hadley’s Catering and Yazoo Brewery, live music by the 12 South Band, dancing, special performances, carnival games, as well as live and silent auctions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet (and hopefully fall in love with) some of Agape’s most fashionable adoptees.
“Agape Animal Ball is a night to dress up, let loose, bid on luxury auction items, and raise a Tito’s Vodka cocktail in the air to celebrate the fact that more than 1,300 dogs are happy members of loving families because of Agape’s rescue and foster programs,” said Tanya Willis, founder and executive director of Agape Animal Rescue.
The Agape Animal Ball was introduced as a dream benefit idea by a longtime Agape volunteer in 2013. The event came to fruition that year and returned in 2016 where it developed into the organization’s most supportive fundraiser in Agape’s thirteen-year history. Now with the support of corporate and local sponsorships, the Animal Ball remains crucial as it typically raises enough funds for months of animal healthcare and nutrition.
This year’s lead presenting sponsor will be Tito’s Handmade Vodka in partnership with their Vodka For Dog People campaign. The ever-popular vodka speaks for itself, but it’s the company’s passion for helping our canine counterparts that sets the brand apart from others.
“We love their vodka, we love that they love dogs, but most of all, we love that hundreds of dogs have been saved in Nashville because of Tito’s Handmade Vodka’s support,” said Willis.
Founder, Tito Beveridge, built the fast-growing micro-distillery with his Yellow Labrador, Jo, by his side; 20 years later, he is surrounded by a like-minded team known for taking in stray dogs and cats around Tito’s grounds and helping them find homes—or adopting them themselves. A company sure loves their animals when employees are encouraged to bring their own four-legged pals to the work and has a play area on site.
In efforts to combat pet overpopulation and homelessness, Tito’s launched the Vodka For Dog People initiative in partnership with Emancipet, a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas, to make spay/neuter services and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners in cities across the state and in regions they serve.
For more information about Tito’s Handmade Vodka or the Vodka For Dog People initiative, visit www.titosvodka.com/dogs.