ABRA Auto Body & Glass helped to raise more than $30,000 during the first annual Bent Creek Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Helping Paws Inc.
More than 100 golfers and guests gathered at The Bent Creek Golf Course in Eden Prairie, Minn., on August 12 to support Helping Paws of Hopkins, Minn., according to officials.
This inaugural golf event is part of Helping Paws’ initiative to connect the healing power of service dogs with disabled veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The cost of raising and training a service dog is estimated at $30,000. These canine companions can help to transition returning veterans back to civilian life.
“We are absolutely thrilled and proud to partner with important charitable organizations like Helping Paws,” said Duane Rouse, president and CEO of ABRA. “We recognize the amazing accomplishments of our military veterans who served with courage and their unending drive to make a difference for our country. Supporting these training dogs to help heal our heroes is a privilege.”