Post-Gazette publisher John Robinson Block honored during Hello Bully Gala
February 19, 2013 5:00 AM
John Robinson Block, who received the Hello Bully Hero Award, with Daisy Balawejder, founder and president of Hello Bully.
Eric Jackson and Kelcy Altmire.
Nicole Meloy and Tim Dauk.
Jim Krenn and Jenna Morasca.
By Kevin Kirkland Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
No live pit bulls attended Hello Bully's fifth annual Lovers Not Fighters Gala on Saturday, but two dogs stood out at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. Sam, a sweet dog whose face was heavily scarred when he was a fighter, showed up often in a video and was even portrayed in a one-of-a-kind stuffed animal.
The other dog, Sgt. Stubby, was a World War I veteran and the subject of Post-Gazette publisher John Robinson Block's speech as he received Hello Bully's first Hero Award for the Toledo Blade's efforts against breed-specific legislation in Ohio.
Others vouching for pit bulls' gentle nature included "Survivor" winner Jenna Morasca, comedian Jim Krenn and Hello Bully founder Daisy Balawejder.