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Happy Dogs Brighten Lives: GDA’s Quilt Raffle!

The Santa Clarita Valley Quilters Guild crafted and generously donated this quilt, titled “Happy Dogs Brighten Lives,” for raffle to benefit Guide Dogs of America’s program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge. The quilt measures 94″ wide x 100″ long.
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“V” and “W” Litters Go Home

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 8 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “V” and “W” litters.
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District 190 Lobster Feed

March 18, 2017
Alameda, CA

The IAM&AW District Lodge 190 Lobster Feed to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Elks Lodge #1015 in Alameda, California.
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Abilities Expo

March 24, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Experience the Abilities Expo in Los Angeles, March 24-26, 2017! Achieve greater independence through:

  • Latest products and services
  • Expert-led workshops
  • One-on-one engagement
  • Revitalizing sports
  • Kid-friendly fun
  • Adaptive dance
  • Service animals
  • Essentials for seniors
  • …AND MORE!


Abilities Expo

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April Fools 5K Run/Walk to benefit GDA

April 1, 2017
Hollywood, MD

The April Fools 5K Run/Walk to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland.
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IAMAW Local 447 Cornhole Tournament

April 8, 2017
Central Falls, RI

Join Machinists Union Local 447 for a Cornhole Charity Tournament on April 8, 2017 to benefit Guide Dogs of America. The fun starts at 12 p.m. First bag tossed at 1 p.m.
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7th Annual Philip G. Williams Memorial Golf Tournament

April 8, 2017
Enterprise, AL

IAMAW Local Lodge 2003 is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Philip G. Williams Memorial Golf Tournament is set for April 8, 2017 at Tartan Pines Golf Club, located at 423 Tartan Way in Enterprise, AL, 36330
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IAMAW District Lodge 725 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

April 11, 2017
Escondido, CA

The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting Guide Dogs of America is set for April 11, 2017. Sponsored and supported by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 725, the tournament will be held at Eagle Crest Golf Club.
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GDA Closed

April 14, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Good Friday.


IAM Local 1726 Pins for Pups

April 25, 2017

The 2nd Annual “Pins For Pups” Charity Bowling event hosted by IAMAW Air Transport Local 1726 is set for April 25. This fun event in Malden, MA will benefit Guide Dogs of America’s program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge. Registration opens at 2:45 p.m. Event runs from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Two hours of bowling or billiards from 4 -6 p.m. and then two hours of food, cash bar and raffle prize drawings.
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3rd Annual Guide Dogs of America Southeast Championship Charity Golf Tournament

May 1, 2017
Chattanooga, TN

IAMAW District Lodge 19 is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Guide Dogs of America Southeast Championship Charity Golf Tournament on May 1, 2017. This great day of golf to benefit GDA kicks off at 7 a.m. at the Chattanooga Golf and Country located at 1511 Riverview Rd., Chattanooga, TN, 37405
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District 837 Annual Bowling Tournament

May 13, 2017
St. Charles, MO

District 837 Annual Bowling Tournament to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. Charles Lanes located at 2187 1st Capitol Dr. in St. Charles, MO 63301.
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8th Annual Guide Dogs of America Cigar Party

May 15, 2017
Brooklyn, NY

Save the date! The 8th Annual Guide Dogs of America Cigar Party is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017. The new location will be the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn.


13th Annual Ride for Guides

May 21, 2017
Sylmar, CA

Support Guide Dogs of America at our 13th Annual Ride for Guides on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Registration fee includes lunch, a pin, a bandanna, and poker sheet. Registration by May 10 is $35 per person. Registration on the day of event is $40 per person. Lunch only tickets are available for $20 per person.
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GDA Closed

May 29, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Memorial Day.


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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Dave Ritchie Golf Tournament

June 10, 2017

Save the date! The Dave Ritchie Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, June 10, 2017. This great day of golf in Ontario, Canada will benefit Guide Dogs of America.


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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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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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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GDA Closed

July 4, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Independence Day.


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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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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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.


GDA Closed

September 4, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Labor Day.


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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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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