Upcoming Triad Dog Games helps raise money for sick, injured pets

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The third annual Triad Dog Games is scheduled for this weekend at the fairgrounds.

"Its one of a kind event here in North Carolina because every sport competition that you see here is together in one weekend," said organizer Karen Fullerton. "New this year is flyball -- that's all about speed."

The two-day event drew nearly 5,000 people last year with all money raised going to the Sergei Foundation. Fullerton started the foundation which has helped nearly 800 families cover unexpected emergency veterinarian expenses.

"It meant a lot to me and my children," said Christina Siler, who was facing thousands in emergency vet bills for her English bulldog Cam. "He had a kidney stone logged in his urethra -- it was a matter of him having surgery that day or him being put down."

The event is Saturday and Sunday with vendors and bands. Parking is free, kids under 10 get in free. Adults are asked to make a $6 donation, with anything above that being matched by an anonymous donor up to $15,000.

For more information on the Triad Dog Games, visit triaddoggames.com.

For more information on Sergei Foundation, visit sergeifoundation.org.