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Nearly $120,000 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 2021 kicked off on July 21.

18th Annual Charity Donors

Mary Lynly
Carolyn Sabaca
Tina Martin
Phyl Knoll and the Roaring 90's Bowling League
Helen Young
Bowling Centers of Southern California Golf Tournament and Annual meeting
Al Hoffmann
Donna Morales & the CBW/OFP Tournament Bowlers and Friends
Ed Sabrack

In Memory of Marie Pompei
Carolyn Sabaca

In Memory of Bette Addington
Chris A. Addington
Carolyn Sabaca
Tina Martin
Mary Lynly
Len Nicholson
Marianne Evans
Donna Dillard
Jackie Wyckoff
Bakersfield Car Club Council, Inc.
Bakersfield RV Resort

In Memory of Sam Ouellette
Carolyn Sabaca

In Memory of Bill Mossontte
Will Mossontte

In memory of husband Dick Parker and son Mark Parker
Rosie Parker

In Memory of all veterans
Jae Etcheverry

In Memory of Rae Slaby
Marie Peixotto
Carolyn Sabaca

In honor of Mary Lynly, Belle Kamsler, Gina Bucci
In Memory of Donald Kamsler, Paul Lynly, Jim Lynly
John Lynly & Brenda Kamsler Lynly

In memory of William G. Laney
Dennis McNerny

CBW member Donna Morales presents 2021 CBW funds raised to Operation Freedom Paws founder Mary Cortani on January 18, 2022.

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