Kosciusko County Young Republicans donate $2,500 to AWL

From left, Scott Clay YR Secretary, Mikie Crate YR Vice-Chair, Tonya Blanchard AWL Executive Director, John Lantz AWL Board President, and Joe Sobek YR Chairman. Not pictured Shaun Brown YR Treasurer. Photo provided.
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WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Young Republicans recently held a fundraising golf outing to benefit the Animal Welfare League shelter pets.

The first annual event was held at Stonehenge Golf Course with a luncheon for all the participants before the golfing began.

“I was thrilled to get connected with Animal Welfare League through board member Dan Woods for the Young Republican Golf Outing. Animals in general, especially shelter animals, are a vulnerable class that needs constant help and support to thrive,” said Vice-Chair Mikie Crate.

“Our club looks forward to working with AWL for future events!”

Crate also shared, “We hope to bring more awareness to how important ‘adopting not shopping’ is.There are so many wonderful animals looking for their forever homes in our local community’s shelter.”

“Stop into the AWL and just look around at the lovable animals they have, you never know what you might come home with! I went in to just talk with their wonderful director Tonya about the golf outing, and ended up leaving with a puppy.”

“We are so thankful for the Young Republicans’ wonderful donation,” said Executive Director Tonya Blanchard. “Our shelter continues to have record-breaking numbers this year. Our staff keeps going because these shelter pets absolutely need us. It’s donations like this that help us to provide the necessary care for these homeless pets.”

“Grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the Animal Welfare League. This donation was made possible through the success of our Annual Young Republican Golf Outing and the generosity of the attendees,” said club secretary Scott Clay.

“Let’s continue promoting pet ownership and supporting this well-maintained facility. Thank you for making a positive impact on our community’s many orphaned animals,” he said.

“AWL has had a very challenging year financially with the record numbers of pets in our care” said AWL Board President John Lantz. “Year-to-date, we have taken in 51% more pets than have been adopted. We very much appreciate the Kosciusko Young Republicans using their golf outing to raise funds for these shelter pets in our care.”

Donations can be made to AWL at awlwarsaw.com.