Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
The Hanlon’s K9 Dog Training Academy team will be featured as honorees at the Hometown Heroes Fourth Annual Gala and Awards Dinner on March 20th, 2014. The gala will be held at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, NJ from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Each year, the Hometown Heroes organization holds the Gala and Awards Dinner to both raise funds for the charity and honor local individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the community by providing assistance for individuals facing disability, homelessness, domestic abuse, drug addiction, and more.
Hanlon’s K9 Dog Training Academy located in Toms River, NJ specializes in gentle training methods and behavior modification for canine companions. In addition to household pets, Hanlon’s K9 also specializes in training service dogs to assist those with disabilities such as eyesight impairment, hearing impairment, PTSD, anxiety, and more. Last year, Hanlon’s K9 was involved in training and donating a service dog named Hero for a young New Jersey girl with severe epilepsy. In 2013, the Hanlon’s team was also heavily involved in raising funds to donate a trained service dog for Nico Santolli, a two-year-old victim of a rare childhood eye cancer.
“Our team is extremely honored to be recognized by Hometown Heroes at their annual gala,” said Kristen Tedesco, co-owner of Hanlon’s K9 Dog Training Academy. “We put an immense amount of time and effort into training our service dogs, and it’s so rewarding to see them quite literally change the lives of the people they help who are suffering with disabilities.”
Hometown Heroes was founded in 2008 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the goal of supporting local communities, families, or individuals in times of crisis and fostering encouragement, generosity, and an environment of goodwill. With its charitable funds, the organization provides assistance to local community members to meet unexpected needs, regardless of their background. More recently, Hometown Heroes was chosen to lead relief efforts from the Hurricane Sandy disaster In the Restore the Shore campaign. Together with the local community, Hometown Heroes raised thousands of dollars to help residents rebuild their lives after the storm.
Other honorees at the Hometown Heroes Fourth Annual Gala and Awards Dinner include The Robin Hood Foundation, Christine Zilinski, founder of Concrete Cares, John Oliver, founder of the Restore the Short Tasting Event, Attorney Ken Palmer, and Ed Jarret and Alan Fumo of the Sandy Castle Foundation.
Tickets for event can be purchased online for $100 and include dinner and open bar. For more information about the event, its location, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://usahometownheroes.com/event-view/4th-annual-gala-and-awards-dinner. To find more information about Hanlon's K9 Dog Training Academy, please visit http://www.hanlonsk9.com/.