Puppy Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, social media superstar Grey, the vegan rapper, will host Sanctuary Brewing Company’s 4th annual Puppy Bowl! The festivities, benefitting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Sweet Bear Rescue Farm, will be at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville.


The canine competition has adoptable puppies play an incredibly cute game of rough-and-tumble football while onlookers (and potential adopters) drink craft beer and cheer them on! The halftime show will feature a musical performance by Grey, plus adoptable senior dogs. Sanctuary Brewing Company will serve brews, and locally-based plant meat makers No Evil Foods and Garlik Vegan Kitchen will serve eats. There will also be a Pop-Up Pup Photo Booth on site by Indulge Images.

In past years, Puppy Bowl was held at Sanctuary Brewing Company’s downtown Hendersonville location. But for 2019 it is moving to the Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center’s gymnasium to accommodate all the fans!

“We are beyond excited for the 2019 Puppy Bowl,” said Sanctuary Brewing Company Co-Owner Lisa McDonald. “Grey is an incredible host, the event will be the biggest ever – and we’re going to get so many puppies adopted!” This year’s lineup includes Team Tuff and Team Gruff, and all players will be available for adoption from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

Puppy Bowl tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A $75 VIP option provides field-side seats and a T-shirt! Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/PuppyBowl2019.

More about the Hosts/Beneficiaries

Grey is one of the hottest emerging artists at the intersection between activism, urban style & hip hop. A growing Atlanta institution in his own right, Grey became one of the most talked about acts of 2016 after his Vegan Thanksgiving freestyle & music video took the internet by storm. A His superb, cerebral and soulful flow ensured that his message went global, earning him 110k new followers and nods from Russel Simmons, DL Hughley, Ellie Goulding, Unilad, Worldstar, and Baller Alert. Notching a total of 30+ million views, he was catapulted from local stardom to the global stage.

Sweet Bear Rescue Farm is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Sanctuary Brewing Company owners Lisa McDonald and Joe Dinan. The farm is home to nearly 40 animals with amazing stories including George the turkey; best friends Ollie the pot-bellied pig and goats Maggie and Shadow; and numerous other furry/feathered inhabitants.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to help build No-Kill communities. As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission. BWAR’s No-Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with four chapters to implement life-saving programs and build their own No-Kill communities. Brother Wolf broke ground in 2017 at its Sanctuary location 25 minutes from Asheville. The Sanctuary will be a place for people and animals to heal, as well as focus on working towards the vision of Uncompromised Compassion for all animals.

Sanctuary Brewing Company, located in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, is known for its amazing craft beers and unabashed dedication to human and non-human advocacy. Each night, the brewery serves up a rotating list of award-winning handcrafted beers of all styles and imaginings. In addition, Sanctuary Brewing Company has raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes since its opening in 2015. They offer a monthly community day (Help4Hendo) where they give out free haircuts and a hot meal, and they have a Kindness Wall just outside the main entrance that is stocked with essentials bags for the local population in need. Recently featured in Our State, AAA and Paste magazines, Sanctuary has garnered the attention of big names like comedian Ricky Gervais, racecar driver Leilani Munter, and filmmaker Kip Anderson.

Kanuga is a 1,400-acre non-profit conference, retreat and camp center in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Hendersonville, NC. For more information, visit www.kanuga.org or call (828) 692-9136.

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