Darts for Dogs hits bullseye

Shooters went for bullseye on Saturday in a fund-raising dart tournament to benefit Toledoâ??s PET Bull Project.

Over 200 players competed in the second annual Darts for Dogs tournament hosted by Icons Eatery and Entertainment in Oregon. The soft-tip luck of the draw tournament was open to all men and women for a $20 entry fee and $5 minimum donation to the non-profit organization Toledoâ??s PET Bull Project.

â??We have players from all over the mid-west that showed up here,â?? said Darts for Dogs organizer Gregg Fountaine. â??Itâ??s just come draw a partner and play darts until the end.â??

Toledoâ??s PET Bull Projectâ??s mission is to prevent animal cruelty and encourage responsible ownership. Last yearâ??s event raised about $2,000 for the group, and Fountaine hoped to top that number in the tournamentâ??s second outing.

â??Iâ??m pretty optimistic weâ??re gonna show them some real love,â?? he said. â??We just got a huge donation of about 3,000 pounds of dog food and stuff so theyâ??re gonna make out pretty good, Iâ??m pretty excited.â??

Players competed for $5,000 in prize money and trophies. Raffle prizes were also given away throughout the event.