The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library staff recently held their Casual Because We Care fundraiser which is dedicated to improving the lives of members of the local community. $661.00 was raised for Agility Angels at the event. Staff members pay to participate and are allowed to wear jeans to work. It was certainly a great success! In the photo from l to r are Patty Kessler of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Angel dog Dee Dee, and Agility Angels board member Marty Chapman. A huge Thank You to all who participated!!!
Agility Angels held their Winter Competition 2013 with 27 students entered to compete. All of the students entered ran both a Jumpers course and a Colors Course. Our students and their dogs were awesome as they all Qualified in both classes. The event was well attended by parents, siblings, grandparents and more!! Even some of our wonderful sponsors came by to watch the students maneuver the obstacle courses with their dogs. We would like to thank all who worked so hard to make this event possible and all who came to cheer our students and dogs on!!
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Cutwater Titania NA, NAJ, RN, JWD, CGC, TDI
8-12-2001 to 2-22-2013
Sadly we tell you of the loss of another special angel. “MEGAN” recently gained her golden wings as she joined our pack on the other side of the rainbow bridge. During her lifetime Megan not only successfully competed in the dog world but she had a stellar career working as a therapy dog. She spent countless hours at hospice comforting people in need. In addition to that she found the strength and energy to become a remarkable Agility Angel helping to enrich the lives of many children and families living with autism. One special moment at Agility Angels stands out when sher presence and demeanor were able to get a nonverbal boy with autism to actually speak words. Megan you will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
CH Grousemoor Kistryl Snow “n” Go — “ICE” — UD, JH, MX, MXJ, MJB, WC, TDI
2-22-2001 to 1-7-2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Ice. Earlier this week she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge to gain her Golden Wings. She had a phenomenal career traveling all over the country as a Champion dog competing. She earned many titles in Conformation, Obedience, Agility & Field. After retiring from the show competition world she began her most important work. She became the foundation dog for Agility Angels. Her lifetime of training in obedience and agility helped deliver instant success to children easily frustrated by the inability to communicate with the world. In the program she worked tirelessly taking many children with autism under her wing, coaxing them out of their world and onto the agility course wherre they learned to fly together. We all love and miss you may you rest in peace.
Lockrey Manufacturing, A Toledo based employee owned company recently held their annual Holiday Charity Fundraiser. This year Employees raised $4,800.00 and Agility Angels was chosen as the recipient. Seen in the photo are Lockrey representative Eric Zingg and his daughter Mariah presenting the check to Agility Angels President Kim Holmes assisted by Angel dogs: Kramer, Dee Dee and Mickee. We can’t THANK the LOCKREY EMPLOYEES enough for believing in our program and their financial support.
Agility Angels hosted it annual Holiday Party at the Francis YMCA in Temperance, Michigan. Over 100
attended the festivities from as far away as Tiffin, Ohio. Guests enjoyed a buffet of pizza and many wonderful homemade appetizers and desserts. There was a Surprise visit from Santa Claus. Events included Rock Climbing, Basketball, Board & Computer Games, Foosball, Ping Pong, Pool & photos with Santa. A great time was had by all!
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