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Donor Spotlight – John and Lin Riggs

Newlyweds That Began Their Life Together by Giving to GDA Continue Legacy

Lin Riggs and her pet dogIt was the late 1980s, and newly married John and Lin Riggs were making some of their first decisions as a couple. When it came time for him to designate a charity under the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which would deduct a contribution from each of his paychecks to the charity of his choosing, Riggs consulted his wife.
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Perfect Addition

Families share stories about the difference a guide dog makes in their loved one’s life

For many of our students, stepping away from their day-to-day life for 28 days to train with a new guide dog and live on the Guide Dogs of America campus also means leaving behind loved ones during that time. Like the students, their loved ones are filled with anticipation of what life will hold for the new team when they return home. This is especially true of graduates and their family members who are experiencing, for the first time, the newfound freedom, independence, mobility and confidence that having a guide dog adds to the life of a blind person.
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2015 Holiday Cards

5th Annual Holiday Card

Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time (and the photos) to enter the fifth-annual Holiday Card Contest. We loved them all and it was a very difficult task to select just one!
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GDA Closed

July 3, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Independence Day, Friday July 3rd.


Puppy Putt 13

July 11, 2015

IAM&AW District 751’s Puppy Putt 13 is set for July 11. All motorcycles are welcome at this ride to raise funds for Guide Dogs of America. Advance registration by July 4 is $15 dollars for riders, $5 for passengers. Day of ride, $20 per rider, $5 per passenger.
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Graduation!

July 12, 2015
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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17th Annual Run for the Dogs

July 18, 2015
Lynnwood, WA

Please join IAMAW District Lodge 160 on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 for the 17th Annual Run for the Dogs Motorcycle Poker Run and Classic Car Show at Cedar Valley Grange!
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6th Annual GDA Charity Golf Tournament

July 19, 2015
Redmond, WA

The 6th Annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament is set for Sunday, July 19. This “scramble” format benefit for Guide Dogs of America will be held at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond, Washington.
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4th Annual Tennessee Hawgs for Dogs

July 25, 2015

Join IAM Local 1501 for the 4th Annual Tennessee Hawgs for Dogs to benefit Guide Dogs of America.
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Sepulveda Building Materials 35th Annual Golf Gala

August 7, 2015
Corona, CA

Sepulveda Building Materials 35th Annual Golf Gala is set for August 7, 2015 at Green River Golf Club in Corona, CA. This year’s event is $100 per golfer and includes green fees, golf carts, raffle ticket, and dinner buffet.
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1st Annual GDA Fishing Tournament

August 8, 2015
Corpus Christi, TX

Please join The Young Machinists of Texas for the 1st Annual Guide Dogs of America Fishing Tournament on August 8th, 2015!
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7th Annual Stansbury Days Car Show

August 15, 2015
Stansbury Park, UT

The 7th Annual Stansbury Days Car Show benefiting the Guide Dogs of America will be held on August 15th, 2015 in Stansbury Park, Utah.
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IAM District Lodge 8 Annual Charitable Golf Outing

August 21, 2015
Woodridge, IL

Please join IAM District Lodge 8 on August 21, 2015 for its annual Charitable Golf Outing benefitting Guide Dogs of America at Village Greens of Woodridge located at 1575 W. 75th St. Woodridge, IL 60517.
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9th Annual Chuck Drake Memorial Guide Dog Dash

August 22, 2015
Portland, OR

The 9th Annual Chuck Drake Memorial Guide Dog Dash is set for Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m.
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Jeff Goen Memorial Ride for Guides & Car/Truck/Bike Show

August 22, 2015
Marietta, GA

Please join IAM Local 709 for the Jeff Goen Memorial Ride for Guides and Car/Truck/Bike show on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Marietta, Georgia! Volunteers needed!

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31st Annual Michael & Joyce Day Memorial Golf Tournament

August 28, 2015
Alameda, CA

Please join Machinists’ Union District Lodge #190 for their 31st Annual Michael & Joyce Day Memorial Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament on Friday, August 28, 2015, at the Alameda Municipal Golf Course in Alameda, California.
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12th Annual District 15 Charles M. Foley Memorial Golf Tournament

August 31, 2015
Northborough, MA

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 15, is proud to announce the 12th Annual District 15 Charles M. Foley Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Guide Dogs of America. Please join us on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, Massachusetts.
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GDA Closed

September 7, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Labor Day.


27th Annual IAM District W24 Golf Tournament

September 14, 2015
Portland, OR

Please join us for a great day of golf for a great cause!

  • Complimentary luncheon
  • Raffle
  • Awards presentation
  • …and More!

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16th Annual Sacramento Classic Auto Show

September 19, 2015
Rancho Cordova, CA

The 16th annual car show will be held on September 19th, 2015 at Hagan Park!
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The Gary R. Allen Invitational Guide Dogs Golf Tournament

September 21, 2015
Whittier, CA

Please join IAMAW District Lodge 947 on September 21, 2015 for The Gary R. Allen Invitational Guide Dogs Golf Tournament at California Country Club located at 1509 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601.
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Graduation!

October 18, 2015
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

November 11, 2015

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


Motorcycle Ride and Sporting Clay Events

November 19, 2015

Save the Date! Guide Dogs of America’s Motorcycle Ride and Sporting Clay Events will take place on November 19, 2015.
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35th Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

November 20, 2015
Summerlin, NV

Save the Date! Guide Dogs of America’s Golf Tournament will take place Angel Park in Summerlin, Nevada on November 20, 2015.
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William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

November 21, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Save The Date! Guide Dogs of America’s 35th William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet will take place at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 21, 2015
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GDA Closed

November 26, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Thanksgiving Day.


GDA Closed

November 27, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed for Thanksgiving.


Graduation!

December 19, 2015
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 24, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Christmas Eve.


GDA Closed

December 25, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Christmas Day.


GDA Closed

December 31, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed New Year’s Eve.


GDA Closed

January 1, 2016

Guide Dogs of America will be closed New Year’s Day.


Graduation!

January 24, 2016
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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Graduation!

April 24, 2016
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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Graduation!

July 10, 2016
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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Graduation!

October 23, 2016
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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Graduation!

December 17, 2016
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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Graduation!

December 17, 2016
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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