Canine Company (www.CanineCompany.com) of Wilton, CT has donated $25,000 to Guiding Eyes for the Blind as a platinum sponsor of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind 36th Annual Golf Classic, hosted by NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning. “For people without sight, teaming up with a Guiding Eyes dog can change their lives, keep them safe, give them independence and a trusted friend,” said Manning, New York Giants quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP.
Guiding Eyes and Canine Company have developed a unique friendship based on their mutual understanding of the powerful relationships between people and dogs. This is the fifth year that Canine Company has sponsored the event. The Guiding Eyes for the Blind 36th Annual Golf Classic will take place Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10 at the Mount Kisco Country Club in Mount Kisco, NY and Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, CT - two of the region’s favorite and most challenging golf courses. “We are fortunate to have the perfect combination of star power and compelling mission to propel our Golf Classic into what will soon be another sold-out event,” said Sue Dishart, Vice President of Marketing and Development, Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
In addition to sponsoring this annual fundraiser, Canine Company supports Guiding Eyes for the Blind throughout the year through various promotions to help facilitate fundraising for the life-changing organization. The company features a page on their website dedicated to the work of Guiding Eyes encouraging Canine Company clients and other site visitors to join in supporting the mission:http://www.caninecompany.com/GuidingEyes.aspx
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (www.guidingeyes.org) is headquartered in the state of New York with its Training Center located in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and its Canine Development Center in Patterson, N.Y. An internationally accredited nonprofit guide dog school, Guiding Eyes was founded in 1954. Since its inception, Guiding Eyes has grown to be one of the foremost guide dog schools in the world, known for its cutting-edge training programs, commitment to excellence, and dedication to its elite and superbly trained guide dogs. The school provides professional instruction and follow-up support services to the blind and visually impaired at no cost to them, and is dependent upon charitable contributions to fulfill its mission. In 2008, Guiding Eyes launched its Heeling Autism Program which boasts a 100% success rate, with the largest statistical improvements in the areas of traveling, eating, and sleeping behaviors. These service dogs provide safety, companionship, and emotional support for children with autism and their families.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind will hold a drawing on June 10th, at its annual Golf Classic hosted by Eli Manning, for a chance to win a 2013 BMW 128i or a pair of Rolex watches. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the winners do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.guidingeyes.org/raffleor by calling 914-761-7111. All proceeds benefit Guiding Eyes, the nonprofit school providing guide dogs to blind men and women and service dogs to families with autistic children.
The 2013 BMW 128i is sponsored in part by BMW of Mount Kisco. Additional options above the dealer's model are the financial responsibility of the winner. Tax, title and delivery charges will be the responsibility of the winner. Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches will be provided by Rolex.
To find out more about Canine Company’s relationship with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, contact Jesse Rosenschein, Marketing Communications Manager, Canine Company at 203-834-3225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.