Olympians, Celebrity Athletes and the Humane Society To Gather At 2007 Cynosport World Games To Promote Positive Interaction With Animals

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World and Olympic champion Bruce Jenner will host the United States Dog Agility Association's 2007 Cynosport® World Games in Scottsdale, Arizona and will be joined by other high-profile athletes, celebrities and the Humane Society of the United States to encourage positive relationships with animals.

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Cynosport Games is a great family event with an Olympic spirit to it. It's an important reminder that there are many sporting events we as pet owners can get involved in that are not associated with any form of mistreatment.

World and Olympic champion Bruce Jenner will host the United States Dog Agility Association's 2007 Cynosport® World Games in Scottsdale, Arizona. The gold medalist will be joined by other high-profile athletes and celebrities attending the event in support of the Humane Society of the United States and its quest to promote positive interaction with animals.

"Many athletes are dog lovers, including me," says Bruce Jenner. "Cynosport Games is a great family event with an Olympic spirit to it. It's an important reminder that there are many sporting events we as pet owners can get involved in that are not associated with any form of mistreatment."

The 2007 Cynosport® World Games' selected national charity is The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The HSUS will have a special booth at the event where celebrities and athletes can gather to speak out against animal cruelty and speak up for positive pet activities such as dog agility. Renowned boxer Winky Wright and other athletes are expected to be among the celebrity sports figures attending the event.

People in more than fifty nations on six continents engage in dog agility competitions. Many events include standard agility courses with ramps, tunnels, weave poles and hurdles in a race against the clock, while others are geared more for entertainment such as dock jumping and herding.

Local qualifiers are eligible to compete in regional championships where they can advance to the semi-finals or finals. Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis and his dog competes in dog agility events and has already advanced to the finals of this year's competition.

The local Scottsdale Police Department's K-9 unit will also be on hand to perform a demonstration to show how dogs are used to in a positive manner to assist police personnel in a variety of law enforcement activities.

The 2007 Cynosport® World Games which features the final rounds of the worldwide competitions will be held October 31st through November 4th at the WestWorld Equestrian Center in Scottsdale and will be aired on a cable network later in the year (TBA).

National media buying club, MediaBuys.com is representing the project for the USDAA. Sponsorship opportunity information may be obtained through MediaBuys at http://sponsorships.mediabuys.com.

About Bruce Jenner:
Bruce captivated the world's attention when he broke the world record in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, earning the title, "World's Greatest Athlete." Since that time, he has had a highly successful career as a motivational speaker, commercial spokesperson, sports commentator, television personality and business entrepreneur. For the past ten years, he and his wife Kris have become one of the most recognized on-camera duos for health-and-fitness and other related industries.

About the United States Dog Agility Association:
The United States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (USDAA) is the world's largest independent authority for the sport of dog agility, with more than 30,000 registered competitors and more than 30,000 dogs representing more than 200 different breeds of dogs, including mix-breeds. USDAA represents more than 150 affiliated groups conducting more than 500 days of events each year throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Spain, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and Japan. Now in its 20th year, USDAA's Grand Prix of Dog Agility® World Championships is the longest running championship tournament series in North America and the third longest in the world. More information can be found at http://www.usdaa.com or http://www.cynosport.com. The USDAA supports work of The Humane Society of the United States to improve the lives of dogs and other animals.

About The Humane Society of the United States:
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization--backed by 10 million Americans, or one of every 30. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the web at http://www.humanesociety.org.

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