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From Cane to Canine

It’s time to get a guide dog when…

For many of GDA’s graduates, there was an “aha moment” when they knew it was time to take the next step toward greater mobility and independence — making the switch from a white cane to a guide dog. Here, we share stories of three of our graduates about when they knew the time had come and the difference that having a guide dog has made for them in their lives.
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Donor Spotlight – Mark & Sharon Winters

A Lunchtime Friendship Turns into a Lifetime of Support

Mark Winters had a question for the blind woman with the guide dog who ran the cafeteria and served as cashier at the county building where he worked. It wasn’t about how she totaled the menu items and made change. Winters wanted to know how it was that her clothes were always so well matched. The question turned into a conversation. Winters went home and told his wife, Sharon, that she needed to meet this woman. It was the beginning of a friendship that, for this trio, continues more than 20 years later.
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Harley Davidson Raffle 2015

Win this Custom Harley

2015 Harley Davidson
FLHR Road King
Customized by Legends Vintage Motorcycles
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Ride For Guides is May 17!

Come join us for everyone’s favorite motorcycle ride of the year!
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GDA Closed

May 25, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Memorial Day.


GDA’s Online Silent Auction June 4-14

June 4, 2015

Guide Dogs of America’s annual Online Silent Auction runs June 4-14! 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.

Auction items range from electronics to gifts for your pet to getaways … nearly 300 items across 16 categories! Auction opens June 4 and closed June 14 at 9 p.m. Visit
the auction site https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=guidedogsofamerica to take part in this exciting fundraiser and please spread the word! We depend on the participation of our supporters to make the online silent auction a success.


14th Annual Flight for Sight Fun Run & Walk

June 6, 2015
Everett, WA

The 14th Annual Flight for Sight Fun Run & Walk to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for Saturday, June 6. Sponsored by Aerospace Machinists District 751, this event is a 5K and 10K USATF Certified Run.
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11th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Outing

June 6, 2015
Mansfield, OH

Join IAMAW Local Lodge 1297 for their 11th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Outing on June 6, 2015 at 1313 S. Main St., Mansfield, Ohio (formerly Wooldridge Woods Golf Course).
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Saturday Obedience Class @ Guide Dogs of America

June 13, 2015
Sylmar, CA

Saturday obedience class will resume on April 11th, May 9th and June 13th. Please park in the parking lot of the Church of the Foothills next to GDA.

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Sporting Clays for Guide Dogs Annual Shoot

June 20, 2015
Brighton, CO

Join IAM Local 47 for a great day of shooting, awards, barbeque, drinks, prizes and a raffle on Saturday, June 20th, 2015!

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24th Annual Ride for the Guide

June 20, 2015
Ashland, OH

Join Local Lodge 1297 for the 24th Annual Ride for the Guide Poker Run on June 20th, 2015!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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