Jumping Up For Down Syndrome: 4-Day Festival featuring National DockDogs competition

Jumping Up For Down Syndrome: 4-Day Festival featuring National DockDogsĀ® competition,Ā Lori McKenna Concert at Patriot Place to Benefit Childrenā€™s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Local Non-Profit

2nd Annual Rock-N-Dock Festival

Team21 is teaming up with Bass Pro Shops, DockDogsĀ®, local and national sponsors to bring itā€™s second annual Rock-N-Dock Festival to Patriot Place, Thursday through Sunday, May 30th-June 2nd. Ā  Team21 is a Stoughton-based non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of early intervention programs in helping children with Down syndrome live their fullest lives. Ā Proceeds from the Rock-n-Dock Festival will benefit Team21, Childrenā€™s Hospital Boston Down Syndrome Programs and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.

The festival will feature an exciting outdoor DockDogsĀ® competition on all four days. DockDogsĀ® is the worldā€™s premier canine aquatics competition, with dogs from all over the country competing in three different categories: Big AirĀ®,Ā  Extreme Verticalā„¢ and Speed Retrieveā„¢. The dog with the highest DockDogs Extreme Verticalcombination of scores in all three categories will earn the title of Iron Dog. All three current world record holding dogs will compete at the Rock-N-Dock festival. These high-flying competing dogs can jump lengths up to thirty feet and over eight feet high!

While the dogs are resting their legs on Saturday night, Showcase LIVE will be rockinā€™ with a benefit concert.Ā  Stoughton resident, and five time Boston Music Awards Best Folk Artist, singer/songwriter Lori McKenna will be performing.Ā  ā€œIā€™m so happy to be a part of something so important, with so much heart,ā€ said Lori McKenna. ā€œI am really looking forward helping my longtime friend, Dave Skoletsky and the whole community of supporters celebrate the joy we experience in our children, our music and our dogs.ā€

Eve and Fletch of Team 21Team21 founder, Dave Skoletskyā€™s daughter, Eve, who has Down syndrome, has benefitted from early intervention programs such as speech, physical and occupational therapies. ā€œTeam21 and the Rock-n-Dock festival is our effort to make the same opportunities and benefits available to other families and children with Down syndrome. I am excited by the opportunity to combine my passions for music and DockDogs to raise awareness and funds for Down syndrome programs, and Iā€™m truly humbled by the extended community of support for Team21 and our efforts.

The DockDogsĀ® competition, which is being hosted by Bass Pro Shops, is free to the public. Food, vendors and activities will be a part of the 4-day festival. Families with children and dogs are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities! The hours areĀ  Thursday 4:00pm – 8:00pm,Friday 9:30am-8:00pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm and Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm.Bass Pro Shops Logo

Please visit the Team21 website at www.GoTeam21.org.

To register for the DockDogsĀ® Competition please click here.

To learn more about the Rock-N-Dock Festival please contactĀ Dave Skoletsky –Ā dave.skoletsky@gmail.com, tel: 508-444-8878