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6th Annual "Be the Light" Charity Gala Hosted by Shelter to Soldier Scheduled for August 25th
By: Shelter to Soldier
Event festivities include live painting demonstrations by artist Amy Burkman, silent and live auctions with auctioneer Clint Bell, and memorable moments with service dogs and their veteran handlers. A significant addition to the auction lineup is a two-night stay in Napa, CA, at 1801 First Luxury Inn and seven nights in a Presidential Suite in Aspen, CO during the Winter 2019 XGames. Single tickets are $125 per person, VIP tickets are $200 each, and tables of 10 begin at $1,125. All tickets include valet parking, hosted beer or wine, tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and plated dinner with dessert, along with swag bag at registrationfor VIP tickets and tables.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and silent or live auction item donations are welcomed. Corporate Sponsorship packages include (predicated on level of sponsorship):
Net proceedswill benefit Shelter to Soldier, a San Diego-based non-profit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and rescue organizationsand trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences. The gala will help fulfill their mission of Saving Lives, Two At A Time.
According to Shelter to Soldier Co-Founder and Operations Director Kyrié Bloem, "Shelter to Soldier is honored to be in our 6th year of service to U.S. veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom and to shelter dogs eager to live a life of purpose. We're fortunate to have a vast community of supporters behind our mission that help to advance our cause, and we look forward to serving more veterans and dogs in need with the support of everyone who attends the gala celebration."
About Shelter to Soldier
Shelter to Soldier is a CA501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or other psychological injuries associated with combat service experiences. Shelter to Soldier President, Graham Bloem, is the recipient of the ABC 10News Leadership Award, The Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Real Heroes Award, the Honeywell Life Safety Award and the 2016 Waggy Award in the Animal Welfare category. Additionally, Shelter to Soldier is a gold participant of GuideStar and accredited by the Patriot's Initiative. www.sheltertosoldier.org. To learn more about veteran-support services provided by STS, call (855) 287-8659 for a confidential interview regarding eligibility.