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Successful Fundraiser for Wisconsin’s Military Working Dog Tribute!

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Over $7,000 was raised during The Highground’s fundraiser for the Wisconsin Military Working Dog Tribute.  The fundraiser, held Sunday, January 26th at Rose Bowl Lanes in Marshfield, benefited the construction of the tribute which will honor the service of our nation’s military working dogs and handlers past and present.

              Rose Bowl Lanes was packed full of military working dog supporters who were able to enjoy bowling and try their luck at winning over $5,000 of raffle, silent auction and other prize items!  Deanna Rotar of Stratford won the 50” Toshiba LED TV, donated by Mitten’s and Hardee’s (Colby, Neillsville and Medford) valued at $1,200.00.  Other highlights of the event included a very special visit by Marshfield police officer Scott Schlei and his police working dog, Arco.  Arco both charmed the crowd and showed his precise training and bond with Officer Schlei.  Officer Schlei presented a check for $250 to The Highground for the Military Working Dog Tribute from the Marshfield Professional Police Association.

              A generous check for $300 was also received for the tribute from the Joe Altmann Foundation.  Staff Sergeant Joe Altmann, a Marshfield native, served two tours of duty in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan in April 2011.  He was killed in action on December 25, 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

              In addition to the exciting raffles and bowling, military working dog displays were presented by The Highground and Vietnam veteran dog handler, Jim Botts of Fitchburg.  Harlan Hoffbeck, Korean War dog handler, visited the fundraiser and shared his experiences with those present.

              All proceeds from the event will be put towards the Wisconsin Military Working Dog Tribute because of the fantastic support of the event sponsors.  These sponsors include:  WCCN 107.5, Mitten’s Furniture, Appliance and Electronics, Hardee’s of Colby, Medford and Neillsville, AKF Martial Arts Academy of Neillsville, K-9 Country Lodge of Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming of Black River Falls, Wisconsin Troopers Association K9 Unit, Sport Motors of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Vietnam Vets Chapter 4, William Sonny Simon VFW Post 8216, Festival Foods, and Premier Printing.

              The Highground and the Military Working Dog Tribute committee would like to thank all those who sponsored the event, those who participated, and everyone who helped make the fundraiser an exciting success! 

Thank You to These Sponsors for Helping Us Have a Successful Military Working Dog Tribute Fundraiser!

 

 

WCCN 107.5 THE ROCK

MITTEN’S Furniture, Appliance, Electronics

HARDEE’S—Medford, Colby, Neillsville

 

 

AKF MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY OF NEILLSVILLE

 

ROSE BOWL LANES

 

 

K-9 COUNTRY LODGE-BLACK RIVER FALLS

 

WILLIAM SONNY SIMON VFW #8216

HO-CHUNK GAMING BLACK RIVER FALLS

 

JOE ALTMANN FOUNDATION

 

SPORT MOTORS /SKI-DOO

 

WISCONSIN VIETNAM VETS CHAP. 4

 

FESTIVAL FOODS

 

PREMIER PRINTING

 

WISCONSIN TROOPERS ASSOC./K9 UNIT

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

 

DAVE’S WATERS EDGE & SHIRTS BY DI

 

MARSHFIELD PROFESSIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION

 

IN HONOR OF: C.W.O. 4 WILLIAM JUNKMAN

 

FRIENDS ON 2 WHEELS

 

BOONEY TUNES MUSIC

 

LOYAL VETERINARY SERVICE

 

DAVE & MIKELLE MALONE

 

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

 

GAUGER VENTURES LLC / SOLD 4 U

 

VVA #479—WAUSAU

 

Marshfield Police Officer Scott Schlei presenting Kirk with a check for $250 from the Marshfield Professional Police Association to go to the Military Working Dog Tribute.

 

Kirk Rodman, volunteer General manager of The Highground, receiving a $300 check from the Joe Altmann Foundation for the Military Working dog Tribute.

 
Dave Droste of Hardee’s calling winning numbers of the Chinese Raffle.
 
   
Jim Botts (left) Vietnam veteran dog handler and Harlan Hoffbeck (right) Korean War veteran dog handler next to Jim Botts’ Military Working Dog in Vietnam War display.