A huge thank you to all the sponsors, participants, volunteers and supporters who made this year’s Sporting Clay event a success. We had 104 registered participants this year who came out to enjoy Saturday morning at Ben Avery Clay Target Center in support of Soldier’s Best Friend. Many of our sponsors were there. Thanks to Channel 3 for the live interview on their Sunday morning show to promote the event in advance and to KTAR for their coverage the day of the event. Special thanks to those who provided onsite support with tents, water, ice, plaques and t-shirts. We are very appreciative of everyone who had a part in making this year’s clay event the best one so far.
Did you miss our interview on 4/12 with team Brandon & Molly and board member Tobey? Watch a video of their live interview with Channel 3 anchor Jared Gillingham. http://www.azfamily.com/clip/11382458/tobey-erskine-soldiers-best-friend
Thank you to the Wild West Mustangs of Arizona for organizing the recent Detroit Muscle Car Show. We appreciate you choosing Soldier’s Best Friend as the beneficiary. Thank you Sanderson Ford for hosting the event.
Trainer Starr and team James & Rocco were interviewed for a segment on Verde Valley TV. During their show “Verde Valley Experience”, host Jennifer Cohen visited with Starr and James about the SBF training program and how it makes a difference for our veterans. The YouTube link below is for the entire show. The segment about SBF begins at the 2:20 mark.
Our 4th annual sporting clay fundraiser event is scheduled for Saturday, April 18. Sponsorships are available to support this unique and fun event. Details are listed on this website at https://soldiersbestfriend.org.org/sporting-clay-sponsorship
Online registration for participants will be available mid-February. Mark your calendar now and join us at Ben Avery for a great day of fun.
Our Event Coordinator, Kris, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623.218.6486.
Phoenix news station Fox10 aired a story about SBF yesterday. You can watch it on the Fox10 website at: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27888374/2015/01/19/organization-pairs-vets-with-ptsd-and-dogs
John (SBF founder) and Brandon (August 2014 graduate) were interviewed in December. The focus of the story is how the SBF training program can make a difference for veterans as well as impacting their families.
The Vistancia community magazine Mountain View included a feature story about the Soldier’s Best Friend program, one of our volunteers and two veteran/dog teams in its January issue. It’s available through the Estrella Publishing website or as a Yudu flipbook. Links are available below. This article is well worth the time to read. We hope you enjoy it.
Estrella Publishing (see bottom right to launch the full edition): http://www.estrellapublishing.com/#!magazines/cd86
Direct link to Yudu flipbook: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A3aq0w/MountainViewmagazine/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.estrellapublishing.com.usrfiles.com%2Fhtml%2Ffd27df_2ee02e1e0d368350d4ab6bb3f2e4c75e.html
Yesterday marked a milestone for eight hard working veteran/dog teams from Prescott, Phoenix and Sierra Vista. Their graduation was held in Central Phoenix in a private ceremony. Each team was given their official service dog vest and documentation to show their successful completion of the program. Our President, who conducted the graduation ceremony, expressed our pride in their accomplishments as well as a reminder that the work isn’t finished. Every team is encouraged to continue their training and stay engaged. Photos are posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SoldiersBestFriend
A heartfelt salute to all the U.S. veterans who have served our country so bravely.
A huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, volunteers and others who made the Nov. 1 golf tournament a huge success. It was a gorgeous day at the Legends at Arrowhead for the tournament. A total of 128 golfers participated this year. Our devoted volunteers were there at 5:30 in the morning to make sure the day was a success. Thank you to the sponsors for their support. Investment of both time and financial support made this year’s tournament one to remember.