Information for Vendors and Sponsors

The Weston Whirlwinds Flyball Team ( will be hosting its Ninth and Tenth Annual Flyball Tournaments at SureFire Dogs in Westborough, MA on February 11-12 and March 10-11, 2012. We expect teams from all over New England and NY to attend both events. Entry to the tournament site will be free to the public.

This year as a bonus to our sponsors we are offering a 2 for 1 deal! Your sponsorship is applicable at both the February and March 2012 events, for the price of one!

These tournaments are sanctioned by the North American Flyball Association (NAFA®). NAFA currently has over 700 registered clubs with more than 16,000 registered dogs.

Flyball is the only true team sport for dogs and their owners and has been referred to as a dog relay race or “drag racing for dogs”. Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can't cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.    Read More »

As we have done in the past, we will donate a portion of the proceeds from these tournaments to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). This non-profit organization is raising money to help find a cure for this disease as well as support families dealing with this illness every day. To date we have donated over one thousand dollars to this charity from our tournaments. We have chosen this charity because Macarthur, the son of one of our members is afflicted by this terrible disease. SMA is a motor neuron disease. The motor neurons affect the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, and swallowing. It is a relatively common "rare disorder": approximately 1 in 6000 babies born are affected, and about 1 in 40 people are genetic carriers. To learn more about this disease or to find out how you can help, visit the Families of SMA website at

We thank you for your support of these Weston Whirlwinds sponsored events as well as our efforts to raise money for Families of SMA.

Various sponsorship levels are available; see below, then download and review the Mardi Gras Madness 2012 Sponsor form for more information on how to become a sponsor.

As usual we will be producing a catalog for the February tournament which will include listings of our sponsors and vendors. In addition, we will be listing high-level sponsors on our home page and lower-level sponsors on a separate page.

Sponsorship levels

Sponsorship can be achieved either via a cash payment or equivalent monetary value of your company’s product. Product may be used in the raffle or as awards to competitors (if enough received) at the discretion of the Weston Whirlwinds. Vendor Space and location of ad in the catalog will be assigned based upon level of sponsorship and on a first come first serve basis. Vendor space is limited, so reserve your space early