- Category: Wallace Award
Wallace Named 2012 Pit Bull Advocate of the Year
Press Release: October 3, 2012
Pit Bulletin Legal News Network (PBLNN) announced yesterday that their 2012 Pit Bull Advocate of the Year recipient is famed disc-dog and breed ambassador Wallace. In honor of Wallace, PBLNN renamed the award the Wallace Award.
PBLNN presents an annual award to the individual that brings the most positive attention to pit bull type dogs and generates an atmosphere of change throughout the year. Each October the award is presented in commemoration of National Pit Bull Awareness Month.
The 2012 award was presented on October 13th in Rochester, Minnesota, to Wallace and his owners’ Roo and Clara Yori in a public ceremony. The public was invited to join the celebration at the Barnes & Noble Book Store located in the Rochester Apache Mall at 2:00 PM. After the ceremony, Wallace will auto-“pawphed” Jim Gorant’s latest book, Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls – One Flying Disc at a Time.
“We couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient for 2012," said PBLNN Marketing and Development CEO, Jo Staats. "Wallace has changed the perception of ‘pit bull’ everyday he has spent with Roo and Clara, and we simply couldn’t deny the positive effect his life’s story has on people of all walks of life.”
Attorney Fred Kray, founder of PBLN and host of PBLN Radio, announced Tuesday night that Wallace would receive the life-time achievement award, adding “In all of the 10 years of things that [Wallace] has been through has culminated and this is something you can actually point at and say ‘this is Wallace…this is his legacy’.”
Located in Gainesville, FL and Winchester, VA, Pit Bulletin Legal News Network is the nation's only news hub for ‘everything pit bull’. From scientific studies, legal cases, legislative action, and expert opinion to responsible ownership practices and diplomatic advocate techniques, PBLNN.com is your objective and fact-based resource.
Learn More About Wallace
- Listen to author Jim Gorant discuss his book Wallace on PBLN Radio
- Wallace's FB page
- Jim Gorant's Wallace page