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July 18, 2019

La Roche to Host Car Show Benefiting Animal Friends

PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2019 – La Roche University will sponsor a car show and adoption day on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event, Pgh Pit Stop, will take place in the commuter parking lot at La Roche’s campus in McCandless Township. The show will feature food, local businesses, a dog agility course featured by Steel City Canine, a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets and more. All proceeds will benefit Animal Friends.

“I partnered with Animal Friends to make this an event to celebrate pit bulls, showcase the adoptable dogs and to bring more knowledge to the community,” Alexis Carrion, a La Roche student and the event organizer, said. “I rescued a pit bull a little over a year ago. Having her has changed my life and has given me so much knowledge about how pit bulls are treated.”

Car owners and spectators can either donate $5 or new treats, toys or supplies to attend the event.

Businesses that are interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact

Animal Friends is a premier companion animal resource community committed to promoting the animal-human bond and nurturing relationships with companion animals which are guided by compassion.

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.