Events & Nightlife
Sold-Out Pit Bowl Benefit Raises Funds For Rescue Animals
The first-ever Pit Bowl, an event to raise awareness for pit bulls and other rescue dogs in need, grossed over $8,500 for shelter animals on Tuesday night at Lucky Strike in midtown west.
Presented by Animal Care & Control (AC&C) of New York City and celebrity photographer Jamie McCarthy, the extravaganza was attended by over 200 guests, some of whom participated in games of bowling to raise funds for shelter pups. Meanwhile, the party was in full swing with a bar, lots of mingling and a luxury raffle, which included prizes from Maserati and other luxury brands.
The guests of honor were the adorable pit bulls, who were at the party to meet-and-greet guests.
McCarthy, a prominent photographer with Getty Images and animal activist, took photos of guests with the pooches.
As a result of the event, some of the dogs may have found forever homes, according to an AC&C representative.
Proceeds from Pit Bowl go to AC&C’s Animal Care Fund, supporting the direct care of lost, mistreated, or neglected animals.