Stoneybrook Walk N Talk
Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club is delighted to announce the return of the Walk N Talk event benefitting the veterans’ programs of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The event is planned for Saturday, February 18, 2023. Sign-in starts at 8:00 a.m. at the clubhouse front entrance, and the Walk N Talk begins at 8:45. Our special guest will share how his service dog has changed his life.
For those unable to attend, we appreciate your donation of any amount. Your generous gift will be used to fund scholarships for our veterans’ programs.
Double your donation—your gift will go twice as far! Caring supporters have pooled their resources to create the 2023 Heroes Challenge. The Southeastern Guide Dogs Heroes Council will match your gift, dollar for dollar, with all proceeds supporting the extraordinary dogs that make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families. 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible and will support veterans’ programs at Southeastern Guide Dogs, a 501(C)(3) charity.
From its meager beginnings in 2004, the 2022 event raised $24,000 with over 125 walkers and 175 donors. Since its inception, the Stoneybrook Walk N Talk has resulted in over $150,000 gifted to Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Your donations fund scholarships that provide service dogs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities, as well as guide dogs to veterans with vision loss, facility therapy dogs that provide therapeutic services to veterans and families being treated in military medical facilities, and gold star family dogs that provide loving companionship to military children and families who have lost a loved one in service to the nation. Every gift makes a tremendous impact on the heroes who need these life-changing dogs.
20th Annual Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club Walk N Talk
- Proceeds benefit the Veterans Programs at Southeastern Guide Dogs
- Saturday, February 18, 2023
- Sign-in starts at 8:00 a.m. at Clubhouse front entrance; Walk starts at 8:45
- Special guests will share how his service dog has changed his life.
At this year’s event, we will welcome a special guest, Mike Deardorff, and his service dog, Ryan. Veteran Mike Deardorff began his 10-year military career in the Marines, first as an F/A-18 electrician and then in artillery. He worked toward becoming an officer, was commissioned as a Lieutenant, and ended his military career in 2004 at the rank of Captain. In 2003, he deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Then came 17 years of struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. “Coming back from Iraq, I had changed,” Mike admits.
Now, he’s found freedom in Ryan, an affectionate, energetic service dog with a playful personality. Ryan brings a huge level of comfort to Mike’s life. “Ryan’s impact on my life is immeasurable,” he says. “He is so much more than my best friend; he is my life saver. He is the one who can bring me into the moment without saying anything. He is the one who gives me hope.”
The minimum donation is $25.00 per person for those participating in the live event. The donation includes coffee and breakfast.