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American Legion Post 371 S.A.L. Fall Classic Golf Outing

8th Annual
Sons of the American Legion FALL GOLF CLASSIC
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Ramblewood Country Club
200 Country Club Parkway
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
609.235.2118

100% of the proceeds go to the 'Semper Fido' program
uniting a wounded veteran with a service support dog.

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Participate in a Great American Past Time with three of your friends.

 

Dear Friend of Veterans,

The Sons of American Legion, George Walton Post 371 are proud to announce our 8th Annual Fall Golf Classic. A 9:00am shotgun start will be followed by Dinner & Drinks at American Legion Post 371 in Gibbsboro.

We know that times are difficult for many people, but our mission is to help veterans in need. In our first seven years, the Fall Golf Classic has raised more than $45,000 for our wounded warriors.

Once again we are teaming up with Semper Fido/K9 Basics, located in Marlton, NJ. Their mission is to unite a wounded veteran suffering with PTSD or a severe brain injury with a rescue shelter dog that is deemed fit to be trained as a working support dog.

The dog and the veteran become a team that enables the veteran to deal with many of the pit falls of PTSD such as anxiety, panic, fear, depression, isolation, and many other issues. Both the dog and veteran are trained at this local facility, and 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to them.

For a $100.00 dollar donation or a $100.00 gift certificate, we would be happy to provide a tee box sign with your business name, address and phone number. We are soliciting golfers, sign sponsors, give-away items and donations. As always we are grateful for your generosity.

Semper Fido may be contacted at 856.810.3923 or on the web at www.semperfido.org.

Location:
Ramblewood Country Club
200 Country Club Parkway
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 609.235.2118

Date:
Saturday, September 27th

Registration:
8:00am

Start Time:
9:00am Shotgun Start - 4 Player Scramble Format

Prizes:
* First Place Team.  * Longest Drive.  * Closest To The Pin.

DONATION

Player:
$105 per person, includes: Green Fees, Cart, Dinner, Drinks and Prizes.

Sponsorship:
$100 if you would like to sponsor a hole.

Not a golfer? Dinner/Drinks Only:
$25.00 per person

Dinner Location:
American Legion Post 371
Rte. 561 & Lucas Blvd.
Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
Phone: 856.783.7327

If you need more information please call Mark Stang at 856.745.6192.

As always we are grateful for your generosity.

 

TC Irons Cares Fundraiser a GREAT Success!

We want to thank Tim Irons an his staff at TC Irons Insurance for putting together such a marvelous fundraiser! Through their efforts, they raised over $18,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The outpouring of support was awesome.

On behalf of all of us at Semper Fido and the combat veterans this will help.

THANK YOU!

 

Many Thanks!

A profound thank you to the Sons of American Legion Post 371 for their hard work at their recent golf outing.

The Sons of American Legion Post 371 donated the $6000 proceeds to Semper Fido. They have raised thousands of dollars for this cause that is so important to service veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI. This is the 2nd year in a row that they have supported us via their golf outing.

Your support is so important and very much appreciated.

 

A Special Thank You for our Semper Fido Walk

First and foremost, we would like to thank Kaitlyn Hudson for putting together our First Annual Semper Fido Walk. You are an amazing person and we cannot thank you enough. You did an awesome job!

Also, thank you Ritch and Tracie for waking up before the crack of dawn to help us transport and set up. We can always count on you guys.

A special thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support by walking with us for Semper Fido.

To our always faithful K9 Basics clients/friends, thank you for your unwavering support in everything we do. We are lucky to have you and grateful for all your support.

All your dogs did fantastically and we are proud to have you as K9 Basics clients and to call you friends!!

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT...
     BUT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO OUR GOAL!

We'd like to express our thanks to everyone for their continued support. We know that we can't do it without you and we're certain that our goal of raising $50, 000 by the end of the year will be reached.

Please help and donate to Semper Fido.  Our veterans/marines will benefit greatly!

 

SEMPER FIDO, INC. - Helping Solidiers One Dog at a Time

 

dog and warriorSemper Fido is a non-profit organization committed to the rehabilitation of service members and veterans that have been injured while defending our country and have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). It has been proven that using dogs for mental, as well as physical rehabilitation, can greatly benefit these warriors recovery. Dogs will be obtained from a number of sources including, but not limited to breeders, rescue groups and shelters.

Semper Fido, Inc. is committed to helping in the rehabilitation of these brave warriors while saving unwanted animals from shelters and rescues. Our service dogs are obtained from a number of sources including, but not limited to, rescue groups and shelters. Our organization benefits both parties involved; those who sacrificed themselves for our freedoms, and the dogs that may have had no hope of a forever home.

Each service dog is trained over the course of a 6-9 month program. During these 6-9 months, the service members bonds with the dogs by feeding, walking, playing with and grooming them. The service member is taught to use the commands the dog has learned from professional dog trainers. Upon completion of the program, the team graduates and receives certification as a service dog team. The dog then goes home with the service member.

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Veterans often suffering alone, seem to silence themselves because of the stigma still attached to psychological injuries like PTSD. The dog can calm them down and get their minds off of everything going on in their lives by focusing on the dog not themselves.

For warriors with PTSD, it has been documented that a dog helps with emotional regulation. Patients who are very anxious and have anger issues find they can’t work with a dog if they yell. They must have a calm voice. Working with a dog helps build confidence and bridge the gap with strangers. More often than not the response and the bond is immediate.

A veteran with PTSD has sleep disorders and often awakens to find him/herself soaked in sweat from the nightmare of war. With his/her Working Support Dog they are able to sleep. Simply having a dog around allows the warriors to trust the dog to assess the safety of their surroundings, as the dogs have a much keener sensory capacity than people.