Iron Dog Fundraiser Benefits Alaska Veterans
Iron Dog partners with Alaskaʼs Healing Hearts and Kendall Toyota of
Alaska to raise funds for Alaska combat veterans and their families.
Alaskan combat veterans will benefit from the 2012 Iron Dog Raffle made
possible by the generous support of Kendall Toyota of Alaska, Alaska Power
Sports, USTravel, Alaskaʼs Healing Hearts and the Iron Dog.
“The generous support of Kendall Toyota, Alaska Power Sports and other
sponsors is making it possible for the Iron Dog and Alaskaʼs Healing Hearts to
come together in a unique blend of exciting promotions for the Iron Dog resulting
in real charitable fundraising,” said Iron Dog executive director Kevin Kastner.
“Iʼm truly excited to see what becomes of this unique blend of partnerships,
sponsors and our new spokesperson Ken Peltier. Ultimately, it will be great to
see our efforts supporting Alaskan veterans.”
Teams running the Iron Dog often have their own charitable causes such as skin
cancer awareness, Wounded Warrior and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Iron Dog chose to work with Alaskaʼs Healing Hearts especially due to its local
focus and military ties that align with Iron Dogʼs presenting sponsor, the Alaska
“On behalf of our President and founder, Dan McDowell, and the Board of
Directors of Alaska's Healing Hearts, it is indeed an honor work with the Iron Dog,
Kendall Toyota, and the Alaska National Guard. Our mission of serving our
Battle Wounded and Battle Weary is truly a team effort. With the generous
support from these great organizations our recreational rehabilitation programs
will be greatly enhanced. Our Bear, Moose, and Caribou hunts, all season trail
rides and fishing, and year around opportunities that our great state has to offer
will continue to grow and reach out to more and more Warriors and their loved
ones through this combined effort,” said James Hastings, Alaska's Healing
Hearts Director of Alaska Operations. This joining together of these respective
groups is proof positive of the fantastic spirit of Alaskans and their commitment to
helping our Troops not only survive, but to thrive. "Alaska IS Healing Hearts,”
The 2012 Iron Dog Raffle:
• 50% of the net proceeds will be donated to Alaskaʼs Healing Hearts, an
Alaska based veterans organization benefiting Alaskan combat veterans
and their families.
• Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets will go on sale December 14, 2011
for $60.00 each.
• Drawing to be held at the end of the 2012 Iron Dog race in downtown
Fairbanks, February 25, 2012. Winners need not be preset to win.
• Kendall Toyota of Alaska has generously donated a 2012 Toyota Tundra
as the Grand Prize.
• Second place is a 2012 Polaris Rush PRO R 600 donated by Alaska
• Third place is a Hawaiian vacation for two provided by USTravel
• (4th place) One year supply of NOS Energy Drinks, provided by Odom
Corporation; (5th place) two round-trip tickets, provided by Era Aviation;
(6th place) a one-of-a-kind Iron Dog product package, provided by Shirts
Mike Morris, General Manager at Kendall Toyota of Anchorage said, “Kendall is
proud of its new partnership with the Iron Dog and the great support this event
lends to Alaskan Veterans through Alaskaʼs Healing Hearts. It is an honor to
continue to give back to the Alaska communities we serve and through the Iron
Dog race and their raffle of a brand new 2012 Toyota Tundra, we look forward to
continuing our Kendall Cares initiative throughout the year.”
ABOUT ALASKAʼS HEALING HEARTS
Alaska's Healing Hearts year round nationwide outdoor programs include
hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational programs for our nations brave
wounded warriors, these activities are termed "social reintegration" by therapists.
They are not just the clinical rehabilitation programs which injured military
personnel usually participate in; they also provide disabled Veterans with hope
that they can live active and productive lives. Based on our own experiences
these programs help bolster confidence and self-esteem, while serving as a
venue for them to assimilate with the public. Alaska's Healing Hearts is a
501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.
Kevin Kastner, Executive Director, Iron Dog 907-563-4414
James Hastings, Alaskaʼs Healing Hearts, 907-232-1527
Dana Applebee, Kendall Toyota, 907-854-0828
Tracey Harmon, General Manager, Alaska Power Sports, 907-337-2744
Ken Peltier, Iron Dog Spokesperson, 907-244-0238
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