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.