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Memorial Golf Outing to Benefit AHS/Vested Interest Fund



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Roseann Trezza, Executive Director
973-824-7080
September 18, 2007

MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT AHS/VESTED INTEREST FUND

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ Ė Margaret Mayers is hoping that a day on the links in memory of her husband will also help the thousands of animals cared for through Associated Humane Societies.

Mrs. Mayers and her friends at Marty's Place invite all golfers to join them in the first Tom Mayers' Memorial Golf Outing, Saturday, October 6 at the Miry Run Country Club on Sharon Road in Robbinsville. Registration is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon.

Proceeds will benefit Tom and Margaret's favorite organization -- the Associated Humane Societies and Popcorn Park Zoo. The proceeds will be split between a general donation to AHS and to its Vested Interest Fund, which provides working K-9s with bullet resistant vests. Tom and Margaret adopted a working dog named Buddy several years ago.

Some 950 police dogs in New Jersey and another 150 around the nation have received protection through the AHS Vested Interest program. The program began in 1998, after the fatal shooting of a Monmouth County Sheriff Departmentís K-9, named Solo. The ultimate goal of Vested Interest is to provide a vest for every police dog that graduates the academy.

"It's a great time of year to get out on the golf course, enjoy the exercise and fresh air and help AHS help the many animals that we protect and care for each year -- especially law enforcement K-9s who also serve and protect the public," said Roseann Trezza, Executive Director in inviting everyone to enjoy the links.

Entry fee is $90 per golfer, which includes greens fees, carts, a shirt, beer at the turn and a picnic afterwards. Those who donít want to golf but want to join in the fun can attend the picnic for $30. Prizes will be awarded.

Hole sponsors can have their name or logo on the official shirt for $100. For information or to sign up for the golf outing, please contact Marty Derr at (609) 890-9631.

Learn more about our Vested Interest Program and consider making a donation to help AHS continue vesting dogs that serve the public.

9/18/2007

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