Dave’s Soda and Pet City Raises $8,620 for TJO at Golf Tournament
AGAWAM — Dave’s Soda and Pet City raised $8,620 to support Thomas J. O’Connor (TJO) Animal Control and Adoption Center during the Dave’s Putting for Paws Golf Tournament recently held 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, company owner Dave Ratner decided 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 barbecue 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,” said Ashley Mascroft, marketing coordinator for Dave’s Soda & Pet City.
Added Scott Renius, executive director at the Foundation for TJO Animals, which supports the animals at the TJO Animal Control and Adoption Center, “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.”
Natural Balance was the event’s Top Dog sponsor, the Best of Show sponsor was Petcurean, and the Best of Breed sponsor was Merrick Pet Foods.