Hot Event, Cool Cause: Models For Mutts Volleyball Tournament Hits Deep Ellum’s Sandbar on September 19

  Some of Big D’s prettiest people are putting on a hot benefit to help our four-legged friends. Come September 19, the Models For Mutts Volleyball Tournament is sure to draw a fun-loving, great-looking crowd with hearts of gold.  

  Models For Mutts is a new local non-profit, founded by model Katie Tull and makeup artist Cheryll Smith. The pair of friends, each prominent in the Dallas fashion industry, shared a concern for local homeless and at-risk dogs. After putting their heads together, and partnering with The Campbell Agency, Models For Mutts was born.  

  Envisioning a series of decidedly un-stuffy fundraisers for existing area animal advocacy groups, Tull and Smith will begin by hosting a volleyball tournament featuring many model volunteer teams. “Our hope is to have an event that anyone can attend and enjoy,” explains Tull (pictured below) of the group’s inaugural benefit. “And we figured the cute girls and ripped-up guys might create a little buzz!” Gee, you think?  

  Taking place on Saturday, September 19, at Sandbar Cantina & Grill in Deep Ellum, the tourney will be complimented by a selection of vendors and raffle giveaways. Proceeds will benefit Operation Kindness, and donated goods will be delivered to The Rescued K9. According to the founders, no high heels or cocktail dresses are required – simply slip on a pair of flip-flops and prepare for a “fun, sexy” Saturday night. For more information, visit All images, credit Models For Mutts.    

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