TAMPA BAY, FL. – K9s For Warriors, the nation’s largest provider of trained Service Dogs to military veterans, today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin will sponsor the nonprofit through the Team Godwin Foundation.
The sponsorship will support K9s For Warriors in rescuing a dog from a high-kill shelter and training it to be a Service Dog for a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress.
“Our two dogs have made an immeasurable difference in our lives and bring us companionship and joy every single day. We are honored to work with K9s For Warriors and to be a part of creating the same experience for a veteran in need,” said Tampa Bay Buccaneers Receiver and Founder of Team Godwin Foundation, Chris Godwin.
As thanks for his support, K9s For Warriors will provide Godwin with the opportunity to name the dog and receive regular updates on its journey from rescue to service. The Buccaneers will celebrate two Warrior-Service Dog teams that have already completed this journey through K9s For Warriors during Monday night’s game against the New York Giants.
“We are excited to partner with the great Chris Godwin and his Foundation to further our mission of rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters and giving them new purpose as a Service Dog,” said Rory Diamond, CEO of K9s For Warriors. “The generous donation from The Team Godwin Foundation will allow us to pair a rescued dog with a much deserving veteran who is struggling with the invisible wounds of war.”
Founded in 2011, K9s For Warriors has rescued approximately 1,500 dogs across the country and paired more than 700 veterans with trained Service Dogs to mitigate symptoms of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and military sexual trauma.
To learn more and support the nonprofit’s programs, visit www.k9sforwarriors.org.
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