Hoops to help fund Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs

Hoops to help fund Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs


Hoops to help fund Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs


Yes, Friday night is a basketball doubleheader featuring Canton and Plymouth. But more than hoops, it’s a chance to help.

Plymouth High School’s athletic department is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. The Canton-Plymouth girls basketball game tips off at 6 p.m.; the boys game follows at 7:30 p.m.

The games are dubbed “Military Appreciation Night” as a thank you to the men and women who are serving and have served in the armed forces. Veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families are admitted free.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to rescuing, raising and training highly skilled service dogs for people with mental and/or physical disabilities.

All donations collected on Military Appreciation Night will go towards providing service dogs for US Military veterans who are living with physical limitations or the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

At the basketball games, patrons will have the opportunity to donate at the door or during some of the breaks during the game. Please bring a few extra dollars, or even spare change, to support this effort. A veteran and his dog who was provided by GAMS will be present at the games.

Those unable to attend Friday’s Chiefs-Wildcats doubleheader can drop off donations in the Plymouth High School athletic office, go to www.MedicalServiceDogs.com or call (248) 904-0579.

As an added bonus, the organization Help for Our Disabled Troops will match contributions collected for the event, up to $5,000. Visit http://helpforourdisabledtroops.org/ for more information.


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