• Splash Competition Schedule •
Friday, June 10th Splashes: 1pm • 3pm • 5pm • 7pm
Saturday, June 11th Splashes: 11am • 1pm • 3pm • 5pm
Sunday, June 12th Splashes: 10am • 12pm • 2pm • Finals 4pm
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The Clayton Chamber of Commerce has announced the return of Seaway Splash, presented by Caskinette Ford. This popular dog jumping competition was started by Michael Folsom and debuted at Frink Park in 2012. The event will return to the Village of Clayton and take place June 10-12, 2016 in Frink Park on Riverside Drive.
“It is with great pleasure that we can say the event is returning after taking a year off,” stated Christopher Bogenschutz, Clayton Chamber of Commerce President. “Seaway Splash, has been a highlight of the summer in downtown Clayton. We are also excited Caskinette Ford has signed on as the “Top Dog” sponsor giving us the opportunity to bring this event back to our community.”
Seaway Splash has seen dogs from across the state, as well as Vermont, New Hampshire, Ontario and Quebec take part in the competition since its inception. In 2016, Seaway Splash will become an event operated by Ultimate Air Dogs, which was founded in 2005 by former Detroit Tigers pitcher Milt Wilcox, who was a World Series Champion in 1984.
The event quality and concept will remain the same with Paw Street Barkery sponsoring the Splash, Catch It and Fetch It competitions while Clayton Island Tours sponsors the Chase It competition. Participation costs will be lower in an effort to encourage more locals and non-competitors to try their dogs at the sport of dock diving. It is sure to be just as fun and entertaining. Ultimate Air Dogs is widely known and has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman. The competition will feature categories similar to those held in Clayton in the past.
Seaway Splash made its biggest ‘splash’ during the inaugural event in 2012 when Taz, a then 5-year old black Labrador, leaped 31-feet during the competition. That jump set a new world record for the sport and landed the event and Clayton in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Event registration is now open online (or you can register the day of the events).
1000 Islands - Clayton
Chamber of Commerce
517 Riverside Drive
Clayton NY 13624