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GDA Puppies Meet Their Raisers!

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.
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Local Lodge 1487 Golf Outing

August 24, 2017
Hoffman Estates, IL

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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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5th Annual Guide Dogs of America Trap Shoot

August 26, 2017
Greenacres, WA

The IAM District 751 – Eastern Washington 5th Annual Guide Dogs of America Trap Shoot is set for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Spokane Gun Club located at 19615 E. Sprague Ave, Greenacres, WA.
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11th Annual Chuck Drake Guide Dog Dash

August 26, 2017
Gladstone, OR

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GDA Closed

September 4, 2017

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Labor Day.


7th Annual Ride for Guides Poker Run & Barbeque

September 9, 2017
Windsor Locks, CT

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29th Annual IAM District W24 Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament

September 11, 2017
Portland, OR

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20th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament

September 13, 2017
Brooklyn, NY

The 20th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament sponsored by IAMAW and Guide Dogs of America is set for Wednesday, September 13, 2017. This great day to benefit GDA will take place at Marine Park Golf Course located at 2880 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11232.
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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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District 837 Guide Dogs of America Fundraising Poker Event

September 16, 2017
Hazelwood, MO

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Jeff Goen Memorial Ride for Guides

September 16, 2017
Marietta, GA

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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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18th Annual Sacramento Classic Car Show and benefit for Guide Dogs of America

September 23, 2017
West Sacramento, CA

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District 73 IAMAW Guide Dogs of America Benefit Ride

September 23, 2017
Gautier, MS

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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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Local Lodge 2297 50th Anniversary Players Charity Golf Tournament

September 30, 2017
Arapahoe, NC

The Local Lodge 2297 50th Anniversary Players Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Guide Dogs of America
is set for September 30, 2017 at Minnesott Golf & Country Club, located at 806 Country Club Drive in Arapahoe, NC 28510-9659
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5th Annual Bob Martinez Golf Tournament

September 30, 2017
Fort Worth, TX

The Machinists of District 776 presents great day of golf, lunch, prizes and trophies! The 5th Annual Bob Martinez Golf Tournament benefitting Guide Dogs of America is set for Saturday, September 30, 2017, at The Resort Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Local Lodge 912 19th Annual Golf Outing

October 6, 2017
Cincinnati, OH

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Guide Dogs of America Open House: Making Teams Come True

October 7, 2017
Sylmar, CA

Join us for GDA’s Open House on Saturday, October 7 from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This fun-filled day includes Puppy Trials, Guide Dog Demonstrations, Puppy Kissing Booth, food, raffles, and a fantastic Silent Auction to benefit our program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge.
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2nd Annual William Danny Givens Memorial Golf Tournament

October 7, 2017
Pensacola, FL

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Metal Trades Department Golf Tournament

October 9, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Come join the Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO at their Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America on Monday, October 9, 2017.
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Annual Hawgs for Dogs Poker Run

October 14, 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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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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Guide Dogs of America Hawgs for Dogs Motorcycle Ride

November 16, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

IAMAW Western Territory hosts the Guide Dogs of America Hawgs for Dogs Motorcycle Ride on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Ride departs from Las Vegas Harley-Davidson store on S. Las Vegas Blvd. Please RSVP by October 31st to ensure your spot on the ride! Registration fee is $30 per person. Download all the details and registration form.
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Guide Dogs Sporting Clay Event

November 16, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

IAM Local Lodge 845 of Las Vegas hosts the Guide Dogs Sporting Clay Event on November 16, 2017 at the Clark County Shooting Complex located at 11357 North Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas, NV, 89131.

$150 per Player Fee ($600 per team of 4). Proceeds benefit Guide Dogs of America.

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Shot Gun Start: at 10 a.m.

First time shooters are welcome and encouraged to participate.
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37th Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

November 17, 2017
Summerlin, NV

The Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament is set for Friday, November 17, 2017 at Angel Park Las Vegas located at 100 South Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

Registration 7:00 AM
Shot Gun Start at 8:30 AM
Player Fee will include:

* Green Fee & Cart
* Driving Range
* Breakfast, Lunch & Players Gifts
* Awards & Raffles after the Tournament in the clubhouse
* Bus service to and from the golf course (limited to first 75)
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37th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

November 18, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

You’re invited! 37th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

Join Guide Dogs of America as we honor the 2017 Recipients of The Gift of Sight Award:

Mr. Dale Hartford: Past President, Guide Dogs of America

Mr. Thomas Gentile: SpiritAero, President & CEO

Mr. Sito Pantoja: General Vice President, Transportation

The 37th Annual Guide Dogs of America William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Cocktails at 5:15 p.m. Paris Las Vegas, Hotel & Casino Rivoli Ballroom. Dinner will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

It’s a tailgate party – wear your favorite team jersey!
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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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