Golf event swings into action to support service dogs

August 23, 2013 by  

The Fourth Annual American VetDogs Golf Classic is an 18-hole fundraiser for disabled veterans, which will have a number of additional activities taking place.

VetDogs is a non-profit organization training service dogs to assist veterans in their everyday life. To drum up attendance, it is likely that promotional poster printing has spread the word about this fundraising event to people in this area and in the community of Smithtown.

This golf classic will kick off with a shotgun start and will feature an assortment of prizes, many raffles, a live auction, and a live performance by Daniel, Rodregues, the Singing Policeman, who will be performing the National Anthem.

Several prizes for hole-in-one shots will be awarded, plus there will be a post-tournament cocktail session, with music by the Suffolk County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band. The featured speaker at the awards dinner will be Joseph Worley, a fleet marine force corpsman, and Benjamin, his golden retriever companion.

American VetDogs provides assistance to veterans at no cost and raises funds for the training and pairing of the vets and dogs through private donations, fundraisers, and corporate sponsorship.

Rates for this event vary depending on selections made. It will be happening on Monday, August 26, starting at 9:30 am at the Huntington Country Club located at Route 25A West Huntington in Huntington, New York, just down the road from Smithtown. To learn more, or to register, please visit the event’s website or call the Huntington Country Club at 631-427-0334.