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7 Reasons Why A Guide Dog is Right For You

Our training program is designed to accommodate both the experienced guide dog handler and the first timer. In this recent interview with The CW Network, Guide Dogs of America graduate Lorri Bernson talks about how her guide dogs have changed her life. Lorri is GDA’s Media and Community Liaison and a GDA board member.
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GDA Closed

May 29, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Memorial Day.


“Doggone Fun Summer” Auction

June 1, 2017

Guide Dogs of America’s “Doggone Fun Summer” Online Silent Auction runs June 1 -11, 2017! Since 1948, GDA has been providing professionally trained guide dogs and instruction in their use to blind and visually impaired men and women free of charge. Fundraisers such as our online silent auction are essential to help continue our mission.
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16th Annual Flight for Sight Fun Run & Walk

June 3, 2017
Everett, WA

The 16th Annual Flight for Sight Fun Run & Walk sponsored by Aerospace Machinists District 751 to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Everett, Washington.
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Annual Chapter Nine Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament

June 3, 2017
Florissant, MO

The Annual Chapter Nine Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament 4-Person Scramble is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 at The Golf Club of Florissant located at 50 Country Club Lane in Florissant, Missouri.
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13th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Outing

June 3, 2017
Mansfield, OH

Join IAMAW Local Lodge 1297 for their 13th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Outing on June 3, 2017 at Twin Lakes Golf Course located at 2220 Marion Avenue Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903
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12th Annual Local Lodge 774 Spring Classic Golf Tournament

June 3, 2017
Newton , KS

The 12th Annual Local Lodge 774 Spring Classic Golf Tournament Benefitting Guide Dogs of America is set for June 3rd, 2017.
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9th Annual Charity Bowl for Guide Dogs of America

June 5, 2017
York, PA

Join the Pennsylvania State Machinists Council for the 9th Annual Charity Bowl for Guide Dogs of America. This fun-filled 2-hour bowling party benefits GDA!

When: Monday, June 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Colony Park Lanes North 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue York, PA 17403
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Dave Ritchie Golf Tournament

June 10, 2017

The 21st Annual Dave Ritchie Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, June 10, 2017. This great day of golf to benefit Guide Dogs of America will take place at Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club located at 6400 Steeles Avenue East in Markham, Ontario.
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District 837 Annual Joe Vogler Memorial Golf Tournament

June 10, 2017
Foristell, MO

The District 837 Annual Joe Vogler Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, June 10, 2017. This great day of golf to benefit Guide Dogs of America will be held at Incline Village Golf Course, 10220 Fairway Drive in Foristell, MO 63348
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Mechanics’ Local 701 Car & Bike Show, picnic, and fundraiser

June 11, 2017
Carol Stream, IL

Join Mechanics’ Local 701 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 for a Car & Bike Show, picnic, and Guide Dogs of America fundraiser. The events will take place at Mechanics Local 701 Union Hall located at 450 Gundersen Drive in Carol Stream, IL 60188.
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Colorado Machinists 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

June 23, 2017
Broomfield, CO

The Colorado Machinists 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Benefitting Guide Dogs of America is set for June 23, 2017 at Broadlands Golf Course, located in Broomfield, Colorado at 4380 W. 144th Ave. in Broomfield, CO 80023.
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5th Annual Doggie Bowl

June 24, 2017
Wichita, KS

The 5th Annual Doggie Bowl to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for June 24, 2017 at the Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.
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9th Annual Spirit of the Midwest Rides for Guides Motorcycle Charity Ride

June 24, 2017
Deadwood, SD

The 9th Annual Spirit of the Midwest Rides for Guides Motorcycle Charity Ride is set for June 24, 2017. All makes and models of motorcycles welcome at this ride in Deadwood, South Dakota to benefit Guide Dogs of America! For more information visit spiritofthemidwest.org.
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IAM Northwest District 250 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

June 24, 2017

The IAM Northwest District 250 2nd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament is set for June 24, 2017 at Newlands Golf and Country Club located at 21025 48 Ave. in Langley, British Columbia. This is a fundraising event for Guide Dogs of America. Proceeds will go toward a guide dog for a Canadian.
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Graduation!

July 1, 2017
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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Hawgs For Dogs Lincoln, Nebraska Chapter’s 9th Annual Poker Run

July 1, 2017
Lincoln, NE

The Hawgs For Dogs Lincoln, Nebraska Chapter’s 9th Annual Poker Run is set for Saturday, July 1, 2017. All bikes and vehicles welcome! This ride benefits Guide Dogs of America.
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GDA Closed

July 4, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Independence Day.


IAM&AW District 751 Puppy Putt

July 15, 2017
Marysville, WA

The IAM&AW District 751 Puppy Putt to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for July 15, 2017! The motorcycle ride’s north end starting point will be Sound Harley-Davidson located at 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. Marysville, Washington, 98271.
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28th Annual Hawgs for Dogs Motorcycle Ride

July 15, 2017
Vadnais Heights, MN

The 28th Annual Hawgs for Dogs Motorcycle Ride is set for July 15, 2017. This all bikes motorcycle ride that benefits Guide Dogs of America will cover about 150 miles.
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Paint Your Pet fundraiser for GDA

July 16, 2017

The Paint Your Pet fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America is set for July 16, 2017! Paint a portrait of your pet at “Project Pet!” A great pet portrait starts with a great portrait. Once you sign up for the painting, email us a quality digital photo of your pet (valencia@pinotspalette.com) and we’ll do the rest. Each portrait will be put on a 16” by 20” canvas. Our talented artists will walk you through the painting to create your very own Pet Portrait!
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Gary R. Allen Invitational Guide Dogs Golf Tournament

July 21, 2017
Long Beach, CA

Please join IAMAW District Lodge 947 on July 21, 2017 for The Gary R. Allen Invitational Guide Dogs Golf Tournament at Skylinks Golf Course located at 4800 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808.
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8th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament

July 23, 2017
Redmond, WA

IAMAW District 751 is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament is set for Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Willows Run Golf Course located at 10402 Willows Rd. NE in Redmond, Washington 98052. Registration fee is $110 per golfer, which covers green fees, cart rental, tournament T-shirt, and a buffet at the end of play.
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Graduation!

July 29, 2017
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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6th Annual Tennessee Hawgs for Dogs Earl Tuck Memorial Ride

July 29, 2017

The 6th Annual Tennessee Hawgs for Dogs Earl Tuck Memorial Ride is set for Saturday, July 29, 2017, rain or shine! Sponsored by International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 1501, this event benefits Guide Dogs of America.
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16th Annual United Way/GDA Golf Tournament

August 5, 2017
Feeding Hills, MA

The 16th Annual United Way/GDA Golf Tournament is set for August 5, 2017 at Oak Ridge Country Club located at 850 South Westfield Street, Feeding Hills, MA, 01030. Our goal is to raise more than $40,000 to sponsor a guide dog team. Join us for a fun-filled day of golf with lunch, drinks, dinner, raffles, and free gifts for all!
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10th Annual New England Hawgs for Dogs

August 6, 2017
Lincoln, RI

Please join Machinists Union Local 447 on August 6, 2017 for the 10th Annual New England Hawgs for Dogs! All bikers welcome (21 and over) for this rain or shine motorcycle ride to benefit Guide Dogs of America.
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17th Annual John Massetti Memorial Golf Tournament

August 7, 2017

Save the date! The 17th Annual John Massetti Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Monday, August 7, 2017. This great day of golf to benefit GDA will take place at Hillcrest Golf Course located at 2200 Larpenteur Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota.


IAMAW District 10’s 52nd Annual Golf Outing

August 13, 2017
Lomira, WI

IAMAW District 10’s 52nd Annual Golf Outing is set for Sunday, August 13, 2017. Proceeds from this great day of golf at The Golf Club at Camelot, located at W192 Highway 67, Lomira, WI, will benefit Guide Dogs of America.
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IAM District Lodge 8 Clarence E. “Smitty” Smith Charitable Golf Outing

August 18, 2017
Woodridge, IL

The IAM District Lodge 8 Clarence E. “Smitty” Smith Charitable Golf Outing to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for Friday, August 18, 2017, at Village Greens of Woodridge located at 1575 W. 75th Street in Woodridge, Illinois 60517.
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9th Annual Stansbury Days Car Show

August 19, 2017

The 9th Annual Stansbury Days Car Show benefiting Guide Dogs of America is set for August 19, 2017 in Stansbury Park, Utah.
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33rd Annual Machinists’ Union Michael & Joyce Day Memorial Golf Tournament

August 25, 2017
Livermore, CA

The 33rd Annual Machinists’ Union Michael & Joyce Day Memorial Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament is set for Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Poppy Ridge Golf Course located at 4280 Greenville Rd., Livermore, Calif.
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GDA Closed

September 4, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Labor Day.


Guide Dogs of America Annual Float Trip

September 15, 2017
Leasburg, MO

Save the date! The Guide Dogs of America Annual Float Trip will be held September 15 & 16, 2017 at Ozark Outdoors in Leasburg, Missouri. To reserve a campsite or cabins, please contact Joe Eccardt at 314-601-5912.

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9th Annual Spirit of the Midwest Rides For Guides Classic Auto Show

September 17, 2017
Hazelwood, MO

The 9th Annual Spirit of the Midwest Rides For Guides Classic Auto Show is set for September 17, 2017. The show to benefit Guide Dogs of America will be held at IAM District Lodge 837 located at 212 Utz Lane in Hazelwood, MO and will feature cars and trucks of all types. Spectators and participants alike will be sure to enjoy the pride and craftsmanship on display. Food and refreshments will also be available to purchase during the show.
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Annual Hawgs for Dogs Poker Run

September 23, 2017
Hazelwood, MO

The Annual Hawgs for Dogs Poker Run is set for Saturday, September 23, 2017. This ride to benefit Guide Dogs of America starts at District 837 Union Hall located at 212 Utz Lane in Hazelwood, Missouri 63042.
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IAM Local Lodge 1297 & Ohio State Council of Machinists Texas Hold ‘Em

September 29, 2017
Columbus, OH

IAM Local Lodge 1297 and the Ohio State Council of Machinists present the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Friday, September 29, 2017! This event that benefits Guide Dogs of America will be held at 2625 Winchester Pike in Columbus, Ohio 43232.
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Save the Date – Open House

October 7, 2017
Sylmar, CA


District 837 Annual Sweet Old Bill Memorial Golf Tournament

October 21, 2017
Florissant, MO

District 837’s Annual Sweet Old Bill Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, October 21, 2017! All proceeds benefit Guide Dogs of America.
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GDA Closed

November 10, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day.


Graduation!

November 11, 2017
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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37th Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

November 17, 2017
Summerlin, NV

Save the date! The 37th Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament is set for November 17, 2017 at Angel Park Golf Club located at 100 South Rampart Blvd, Summerlin, Nevada, 89145.
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37th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

November 18, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Save the date! The 37th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet is set for November 18, 2017 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino located at 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109. Cocktails start at 5:15 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.


GDA Closed

November 23, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Thanksgiving Day.


GDA Closed

November 24, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.


Graduation!

December 16, 2017
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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GDA Closed

December 22, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed the Friday before Christmas.


GDA Closed

December 25, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Christmas Day.


GDA Closed

January 1, 2018

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


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