The 18-Hole and 9-Hole Ladies Golf Associations at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, chose Soldier’s Best Friend as their holiday charity this year, for the third year, and delivered a check for $3,600.
Soldier’s Best Friend, 14505 N. 75th Ave., in Peoria, provides United States military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with service or therapeutic companion dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.
The goal is to help war heroes improve their symptoms of PSTD, adjust to civilian life, lead a more productive life and rebuild self-esteem. They also address the pet overpopulation by placing sheltered or rescued dogs in good homes.