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Over $93,000 raised!



California Bowling Writers has adopted a new charity!
by Mary Lynly, CBW Publicity

”Four paws, two feet, one team”—

Operation Freedom Paws nonprofit organization was founded by “California Bowler and Veteran” Mary Cortani in 2010 and has provided service dogs and training support to veterans at no charge and others who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, complex PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other physical, neurological, psychological and mobility needs. According to experts, service dogs help empower people with disabilities to live quality lives.

Operation Freedom Paws carefully matches clients with their specially chosen four-legged companions, most of which come from rescue shelters. The partners then begin a 48-week program which trains the clients to train their own dogs. At the end of the program, they’re certified together as service dog teams.

The charity for 2020 kicked off on July 21.

17th Annual Charity Donors

Steve Felege

Mary Lynly,
In memory of Paul & Jim Lynly &
In honor of Brenda & John Lynly

Donna Dillard

Helen Young

Kim Toth

Darlene Fogleman

Pat Helwig
In memory of TAKODA-Shepard & Family pet

Marianne Evans

Carolyn Sabaca
in memory of several Marin County Bowlers who have passed this year

Bette Addington,
in memory of Robert Brown

Jeff Massey of Jeff's Pro Shop & Sheldon Horowitz,
CTC Fundraiser for OFP, Simi Valley

Dennis McNerny
in memory of William G. Laney

Donna Dillard
in memory/honor of All Lives Matter

Carolyn Sabaca
in memory of Nello Piccinini

John & Brenda Lynly

in memory of Paul Lynly, Jim Lynly, Donald Kamsler
in honor of Mary Lynly, Belle Kamsler

Tina & Jim Martin

Vincent Oddo

Beth Herner

Phillip & Vivian Karpel

Dieter Hans Griesmeier

Patricia Falkowski

Kathleen Conner

Karen Stayrook

Patricia Lilley

Pam & Jon Pancoast

Ken & Kathy Miller

Sydney Whaley

Len Nicholson

Phyl Knoll

Al Hoffmann

Charlotte Pitts

Eloise Cottrell

Debra & Marvin Toth

Patricia Falkowski
In memory of Toni Griswold

Rosalie Parker
In memory of Mark Parker

Gary Forman

Penny Hubbard

Donna Morales' OFP Virtual Concert Team fundraisers:
Donna Morales
Karen Blodgett
Kathleen Boyd
Fran Ellis
Tina Martin
Dulce Morales
Terri Perry
Lisa Sampson
Connie Sandoval

CBW member Donna Morales presents 2020 CBW funds raised to Operation Freedom Paws founder Mary Cortani on January 21, 2021.

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