NATIONAL LABRADOR RETRIEVER
JUNIOR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. (the NLRC) is pleased to
announce its new Junior Sponsorship Program. The
purpose of this program is to encourage participation of
Juniors in conformation and performance events with
Juniors are the
future of our sport as well as our breed. Junior
participation in conformation shows and performance
events helps to develop responsibility, interest,
knowledge and skill in the next generation of Labrador
The NLRC recognizes
how important it is to support these young people to
help ensure they receive a good foundation on which they
can build to become responsible dog owners of tomorrow.
participation of Juniors in the sport of purebred dogs,
the NLRC will sponsor one Junior each year that funds
are available. The maximum amount provided per
year will be $500 and will be used to reimburse the
sponsored Junior for entry fees in conformation or
performance events in which the Junior participates with
a Labrador Retriever.
All Junior Handlers
who meet the criteria for eligibility and who wish to be
considered for sponsorship must submit an application to
the NLRC Junior Sponsorship program coordinator.
The application must be submitted and received no later
than the fifteenth (15th) day of September in the
calendar year preceding the Junior's anticipated
participation in the program.
The NLRC Board will
make the final determination of which applicant will be
sponsored for the coming year by the first (1st) day of
December and the Junior Sponsorship Program Chair, Gail
Cayce-Adams, will notify the applicant. Results will be
posted on the NLRC website no later than the fifteenth
(15th) of December. The sponsored Junior will be
eligible to receive reimbursement of entry fees for
conformation or performance events in which they
participated with a Labrador Retriever from January 1st
through December 31st of the year following their
Basic applicant requirements:
must be an eligible Junior (9 - 18 years of age).
Applicant must compete with a Labrador Retriever to
be eligible for reimbursement.
must be members of the National Labrador Retriever
Club, Inc. or children of active members of the
National Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. in good
standing with the Club.
be submitted to the Junior Sponsorship
Program Chair, Gail Cayce-Adams, via the
NLRC website electronically
no later than September 15th of each year.
The Junior Sponsorship Program Chair, Gail
Cayce-Adams, will review all
submitted materials for each applicant. If the
deadline date has not passed and information is
missing from an application, the Junior Sponsorship
Program Chair will request additional information in
order to consider the application(s). The
sponsorship will be awarded based on the merits of
the application. The NLRC Board shall make its
final decision on awarding the sponsorship no later
than December 1st. After a Junior has been
selected for sponsorship, the Program Coordinator
shall send a congratulatory letter and a
parental consent form to the individual
being sponsored. The letter will request that
the individual send a picture, preferably with
his/her Labrador Retriever, to the Coordinator so
that it may be posted on the NLRC website and in the
The parental consent form
must be completed by the selected junior's parent or
guardian before they will allowed to participate in
must be entered in Junior designated classes/events
Applicant must submit a photocopy of each entry
confirmation to the NLRC Junior Coordinator within
30 days following the event to receive reimbursement
Junior is less than 18 years of age, name and
address of parent/guardian must be included as check
will be issued in his/her name
Selected Junior applicant must have parental consent
to participate in this program.
the Junior be unable to attend the event, the
sponsorship monies must be returned by the recipient
to the NLRC Junior Coordinator within 30 days of the
Labrador Retriever Club will offer one $500.00
sponsorship each year in which the Board determines
there is a qualified and deserving applicant. The
application process will include the completion of an
essay and the completion of our questionnaire.
If there is no
qualified applicant in a given year, there will be no
sponsorship offered that year.
National Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. Board members are
ineligible for this program.