Sept. 19 is a day for the dogs

By on August 26, 2015

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue holds its annual fundraising golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Foxchase Golf Club, Stevens. The shotgun start begins at 1 p.m.

The cost is $115 per person or $400 per foursome, and proceeds benefit Golden Retrievers, Doodles, and Labs in need of finding adoptive families. Since its inception in 1993, DVGRR has rescued more than 4,000 dogs. DVGRR is a 501(c)3 organization, and a $10 portion of the entrance fee is considered a charitable contribution.

Photo courtesy DVGRR Why walk to dinner when you can get a doggone ride??!!

Photos courtesy DVGRR
Why walk to dinner when you can get a doggone ride??!!

The entrance fee includes greens fees, cart, prizes, dinner, and refreshments (soda, water, or Gatorade during the event and beer during dinner). Registration and payments are due by Aug. 31. Registrations can be made online (www.dvgrr.org/events) or by mail to: Golf Outing, 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds, PA 17569. Non-golfers are welcome to join for “Dining with Dogs” dinner.

This year’s event will feature two special challenges. Dixon Golf (an event sponsor) will ask participants to challenge their golf ball against Dixon’s Earth ball on a designated hole. Any participant who scores a hole-in-one will win two roundtrip airfares on Spirit Airlines. Participants who land on the green will win a sleeve of Dixon golf balls.

Aurelius Golf will hold a driving challenge on a designated hole, providing participants the use of the Aurelius Emperor Driver. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win a custom Aurelius Emperor Driver or a Zovatti watch.

There is an additional fee to participate in the special challenges, with a portion of those proceeds donated to DVGRR. All challenge participants will also receive gift certificates and coupons valued at $150 from each company.

Can a dog smile?  You betcha -- especially if a meal is involved!

Can a dog smile? You betcha — especially if a meal is involved!

Additionally, event sponsorships are available with proceeds benefitting dogs in the program. Sponsorships include Golden Sponsor ($250 or more), Eagle Sponsor ($175), Birdie Sponsor ($150), and Memory or Recognition Sponsor ($100). Sponsorships include varying levels of recognition. General sponsor donations ($50) can also be made. For sponsorship details, visit www.dvgrr.org/events/dvgrr-2015-7th-annual-golf-tournament or contact events@dvgrr.org.

Following the tournament is another “Dining with Dogs” event also at the Foxchase Golf Club, at 6 p.m., following the annual “Change a Golden’s Life” golf tournament. All leashed, dog-friendly dogs are welcome.

“We know how much people enjoy spending time with their dogs, and it’s not often that you can take your dog to dinner,” said Inza Adams, DVGRR events manager. “We’ve held ‘Dining with Dogs’ in the past at various accommodating restaurants and the turnout has been wonderful. This also gives us the opportunity to extend a fun day to non-golfers.”

The menu includes appetizers, pulled pork and sliced brisket, beans, mac and cheese, cole slaw, cucumber salad, and assorted cakes and pies. Beverages include beer, iced tea, lemonade, and water. The cost is $40 per person. For those participating in the golf tournament, dinner is included with the golf registration fee.

For additional information and to make reservations, please visit: www.dvgrr.org/golfdinner.

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