Support The Soup Bone and You Could Win $1000

Soup Bone 2016

Florence Peters was a dedicated PAWS of CNY (formerly Sunshine Friends, Inc.) volunteer that many of you knew personally before she lost her battle with cancer in 2011. Flo and her husband Jim started an annual golf tournament that now lives on in Flo’s memory with proceeds benefiting Hospice of the Finger Lakes, and PAWS of CNY.

This year’s Soup Bone Golf Tournament will be held on September 25th at Millstone Golf Course in Elbridge.

Please help PAWS of CNY to support this year’s Soup Bone Tournament by purchasing Ball Drop Raffle tickets.

Raffle tickets are on sale for $5 each, or 5 for $20. Each raffle ticket corresponds to a numbered golf ball. When the balls are dropped onto the course from the top of a fire truck ladder, the closest to the pin will win $1000! Second place wins $500, third place wins $200 and fourth place wins $100!

View a video of the 2015 Ball Drop:

Contact us to purchase tickets. Payments can be made online securely via PayPal. Click here to pay online.

If you have any questions, contact us today.

Therapy Dogs Bring Smiles and Tail Wags to the Advocates, Inc. Summer Picnic

By Mary Beth Coniglio

Once again PAWS of CNY and its therapy dogs were pleased to attend the Advocates Incorporated Summer Picnic. This year’s event took place on on July 27 at Long Branch Park. PAWS of CNY volunteers Diane Rogers and Mary Berger attended with their Shi Tzu Sammy, along with Sue Stepien and her Bernese Mountain Dog Stella, and Martina St. Leger and her Labrador Mix Dory.
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Volkswagens and Therapy Dogs

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By Mary Beth Coniglio

On August 14, PAWS of CNY volunteers attended the Central New York Volkswagen (VW) Show at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton. The annual event provides an opportunity for VW aficionados across CNY to gather together to celebrate the accomplishments of the iconic auto manufacturer. PAWS of NY volunteers in attendance included Jessica Marabella and her Boston Terrier Aberdeen, Martina St. Leger and her Labrador Mix Dory, Kathy Reynolds and her Labradoodle Sadie, and Linda Wood and Jocelyn and their Golden Retriever Casey.
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PAWS of CNY Brings Smiles and Tail Wags to the Manlius 4th of July of July Parade

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PAWS of CNY volunteers proudly marched in the annual Manlius Fourth of July Parade on Monday, July 4th. Volunteers included Martina St. Ledger, Beth Tollar, William & Joanne Coe, Etsuko & Kevin Campbell, Rick Casper, Yvonne Rugg, Susan Stepien, and Lisa Garofalo.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who brought their certified therapy dogs and family members to the parade to represent our organization!

Special thanks go out as well to all of those who have served in the armed forces as we celebrate our independence.

PAWS of CNY Attends Exelon Nuclear Plant Health and Wellness Fair

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By Mary Beth Coniglio

One June 24 PAWS of CNY Volunteers Diane Rogers, Mary Berger, Sue Vaughn, Karin Laskowski, Audrey Sauer, Holly Besaw, Jessica Marabella and Ronna Richardson attended the Exelon Nuclear Plant Health and Wellness Fair with their certified therapy pets. The event combined the organization’s annual wellnes fair with their “Take Your Child to Work Day,” giving families an opportunity to come together to celebrate wellness, and one another.
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Lorenzo Driving Competition in Cazenovia Attended by PAWS of CNY Therapy Dogs

By Mary Beth Coniglio

PAWS of CNY was pleased to attend this year’s Lorenzo Driving Competition in Cazenovia, NY. The two-day event is held every year on the grounds of the Lorenzo State Historic Site. Approximately 100 horses and carriages compete in a variety of classes including ring work, obstacles, and a cross country marathon. The event is open to the public, admission is free, and hundreds of guests attend each year.
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