7th annual ‘Dealin’ For Dogs!’ set for Sept. 8 | Community Spirit
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) and The Ability Center (ACT) will host the seventh annual “Dealin’ for Dogs” event on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Tam O’Shanter in Sylvania, OH.
Beginning at 7 p.m., guests can enjoy dinner by City Q Barbeque and music by Distant Cousinz. Extremely popular last year, the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, with a top cash prize of $500, will be back again. The tournament will close at 40 participants so early registration is required. Poker and Black Jack for the less serious player will be provided by Impact Fun beginning at 7:30 and will be open all evening. Local radio personality London Mitchell will be Master of Ceremonies and will encourage guests to participate in all activities and to bid on live auction items, such as Walt Disney World Passes, a Duck Hunting Package and an Irrigation System from McClurg Environmental. Silent auction items, raffle prizes, door prizes, special games and much more will be available throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit the Assistance Dogs program.
“With our recent merger with The Ability Center,” said Rhonda Dekoninck, ACT’s Director of Outreach and Education, “we’ve suddenly been connected with a much larger family of community partners. We are hoping to have 450 attend, making this the biggest “Dealin’ For Dogs” event yet.”
ADAI is now a program of The Ability Center. For over 20 years, Assistance Dogs has helped children and adults with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual’s daily needs. Visit www.adai.org to learn more about Assistance Dogs of America and the services it provides.
Tickets for “Dealin’ for Dogs”, which include dinner and gaming chips, are available for $50. Tickets are $60 at the door. Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament starts at 5:30 with a ticket cost of $70, which includes dinner and all event activities. For more information about the event, go to www.dealinfordogs.com or contact Rhonda DeKoninck, Director of Outreach and Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 885-5733.
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