During this inaugural celebration, guests will enjoy an afternoon filled with local wine, food, music, inspirational speakers, and a silent auction, all in the good company of guide dogs and their supporters. Top Central Coast restaurants will serve appetizers alongside the region’s dog-friendly wineries pouring their best wines in support of these special working dogs, their trainers, and the organization that makes it all possible. Auction items will include wine baskets, overnight stays at Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo resorts, along with an array of special doggy delights.
Guests will meet the CEO of the nationally acclaimed Guide Dogs for the Blind School, Mr. Paul Lopez, and learn firsthand why this unique organization is so passionate about what they do, as well as hear from dedicated local volunteer puppy raisers. Guests willdiscover how these amazing dogs provide freedom, independence and mobility to their handlers through personal accounts of guide dog trainers and users and by encountering some of the school’s latest canine graduates.
Mike Casola, General Manager of the Cliffs Resort, will introduce The Cliffs “Dog Friendly Program” and explain how the program benefits the Foundation.
“Happy Tails to You, a Fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind Organization,” will be held in Pismo Beach on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 2-5pm at the Cliffs Resort Terrace and Ballroom. There is a $20 tax-deductible suggested donation for the event. Please RSVP by contacting Brooke Mattingley at 805.556.3306 or Brooke@CliffsResort.com by September 19th.