We are excited to announce that our friends at Business Jet Cares, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization created by Business Jet Center and Business Jet Access, will once again support Patriot PAWS at its 7th Annual Cleared to Land on the Green Charity Golf Tournament on November 15, 2019. The Scramble Format Tournament, held at the elite Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX kicks off with a gourmet breakfast, followed by a putting and chipping contest. Golfers then hit the course for a 10:00 am shotgun start where they participate in various on-course games and competitions at each hole, as well as enjoyed a plethora of giveaways, snacks, and specialty drinks throughout the day.
Last year, the tournament raised a record-breaking $60,000, which was donated to Patriot PAWS and our co-beneficiary, Folds of Honor. Cat Clay, Tournament Coordinator, said, “I am still in complete awe of all the support Business Jet Cares has received. This tournament has quickly grown into something much bigger than we ever expected and we couldn’t be more thankful for all the sponsors, golfers, and volunteers. Freedom doesn’t come free and this is a very small way for us to ‘thank you’ to all the men and women who have and continue to put their lives on the line.”
Main highlights at the 2018 tournament included a Beat the Pro hole where golfers had the opportunity to knock it closer to the hole than former LPGA golfer, Chelsea Kinard; and the Cannon Shoot where golfers were given the chance to shoot their golf ball 400 yards out of a custom cannon onto the green in exchange for a small donation to the tournament charities. Of course, we brought puppies in training to the course and they were able to mingle with the golfers and pose for photos. An awards ceremony and dinner wrapped up the day with special guest speakers from Folds of Honor and Patriot PAWS sharing personal testimonies on how each charity has assisted, and changed the lives of their families. To end the evening, Apple Watches and the opportunity to name a puppy in training were raffled off as grand prizes.
We enjoyed visiting with the awesome people at Connect Kindness! They’re a fantastic organization whose mission is to connect people with nonprofit organizations to inspire kindness. By featuring organizations and events on their website, social media and podcast, they have created a platform for people to easily give back in their communities and the world.
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs proudly participated in Carry The Load’s Memorial May East Coast Relay kickoff in West Point, NY this year. Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, veterans, first responders and their families. Each year, throughout the month of May, three routes – East Coast, West Coast and Midwest – operate daily handing off the American flag every 5 miles of walking and/or cycling. More than 11,500 miles of ground covered provides a chance to get out the message about honoring our nation’s heroes and focusing on the true meaning of Memorial Day.
As part of its mission, Carry The Load selects and raises funds to support non-profit partners that provide healing services for the mind, body or soul of our warriors. Patriot PAWS is very proud to be one of these non-profit partners and proud to be part of the positive impact that Carry The Load is making on the lives of our nation’s heroes.
Watch our Fall Graduation here!
We are excited to announce our Fall Service Dog Graduation will be held at the Hilton Rockwall Lakefront-Bella Harbor Ballroom at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27th.
We are excited to kick off the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign!
Please take a look at our CFC Virtual Charity Fair submission.
If you are a federal employee, you can support Patriot PAWS by searching for CFC Code #3571 HERE.
Take a look at this awesome Aerial Tour of Patriot PAWS!
As announced in our Summer 2018 Newsletter, our onsite Veterinary Clinic is fully operational! Patriot PAWS’ primary veterinarian, Rhonda Phillips Black, DVM and Staff Veterinary Technician, Carrie Robinson, are now able to provide veterinary care, including annual preventative and most types of surgeries, for all dogs in our training program. We are also able to offer veterinarian care free of charge for the public access, working service dogs of our local recipients. We are beyond grateful to these generous donors who helped us equip the Clinic!
Part 2 of our 4-part series titled Prison PAWS – highlighting North TX Giving Day and our Partnership with the TX Department of Criminal Justice where Inmate Trainers help us train Patriot PAWS Service Dogs for disabled veterans.
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