AGAWAM – Dave’s Soda and Pet City announced that it has raised $8,620 to support Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. The money was raised during the Dave’s Putting for Paws Golf Tournament, which took place in July at The Ledges Golf Course in South Hadley.
In the past, Dave’s Soda and Pet City has put on this golf outing as a way for employees and vendors to have a day of fun and networking.
This year Dave Ratner had the idea to open it up to the public and raise money. The Putting for Paws golf tournament attracted 100 people including Dave’s employees, vendors and public golfers. The event included a full day of golf, a BBQ dinner and an awards ceremony in the afternoon.
“We saw the opportunity to make a big difference through our event, and our vendors have been on board from the very beginning. We are all very excited to be able to invite the public to play golf with us and help such a great group,” Ashley Mascroft, marketing coordinator for Dave’s Soda & Pet City, said.
“The money donated to the Foundation for TJO Animals by Dave’s will greatly help in supporting the care and welfare of the many animals in need of medical attention, training, and daily care at the TJO Animal Control and Adoption Center. The funding will provide opportunities for the animals to become healthy adoptable pets and be placed in their forever homes. Thank you once again to Dave’s for their ongoing generous support of helping local animals in need,” Scoot Renius, executive director at the Foundation for TJO Animals which supports the animals at the TJO Animal Control and Adoption Center, said.
The day wouldn’t have been complete without the sponsors. Natural Balance was the event’s Top Dog Sponsor. Best of Show Sponsor was Petcurean; Best of Breed Sponsor was Merrick Pet Foods.