Victory Lap Greyhound Transport, friends and golf enthusiasts headed to Ellwood City, PA, Sunday afternoon, May 5, to participate in the 2nd Annual Round for the Hounds Golf Outing benefit at Olde Stonewall Golf Club. Western PA's Premier Golf Destination, Olde Stonewall is celebrating 20 years and features an 18-hole, par 72 golf course and a clubhouse renowned for its banquet and dining facilities.
Round for the Hounds supports Victory Lap Greyhound Transport's mission in transporting retired racing greyhounds to waiting adoption groups. Thousands of greyhounds retire from the track each year and are in need of a loving home.
Victory Lap Greyhound Transport (VLAP) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization operating as an Affiliate Chapter of Greyhound Pets of America (GPA). In 2017, the group purchased a 2007 International bus and had it successfully converted into a dog hauler with 14 large-size crates to safely accommodate up to 26 greyhounds. The bus is equipped with all the amenities needed to ensure the safe and comfortable travel of the hounds and their human volunteers.
In order for VLAP to successfully maintain its mission, funds need to be raised continually throughout the year to help offset transportation costs. Transportation costs include fuel, routine and unexpected maintenance, all applicable insurances, and any possible emergencies while on a haul.
VLAP QUICK FACTS:
29,857 MILES TRAVELED
296 NUMBER OF HOUNDS HAULED
17 GROUPS SERVED
26 HAULS TO DATE (SINCE 8/17)
25 HOUNDS - LARGEST HAUL TO DATE
Golfers were welcomed by volunteers Tracy Budzynski, Marisa Haney, Dave Kost, Joe & Carol Kubiak, Chris Lioi, Rob & Tracey Miller, Yuri Miyazaki, Kim, Lisa & Mark Paulson, Sandy Strychor, Nancy & Steve Utiss. Golfers received gifts, which were made possible by Victory Lap Greyhound Transport, Uber, UberEats, and NakedWines.com. Attendees were also welcomed by greyhound ambassador, Murphy Miyazaki.
Golf Pro, Sean Swidzinski, lead the shotgun start at 1:30 pm, as teams set out to compete in contests such as hole-in-one, longest putt, closest to the pin, longest and straightest drive. New this year was a special Cinco de Mayo themed hole, golfers could take a shot (of Tequila) for a chance to win an Olde Stonewall foursome.
A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors
Fetch! Pet Care
International Brotherhood of Electrician Works Local #5
River Valley Veterinary Hospital
Wexford Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Fragrasso Financial Advisors
RBC Wealth Management
Remnant City North Hills
Victory Lap Greyhound Transport
2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD
supplied by McElwain Motor Car Company
$15k to the Winner and $10k to VLAP
Avalon Golf & Country Club | International | Union Brothers Brewing
Bark Box | Blue Dog Bakery | CancunCards | Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh | Carolyn & Ray Dombroski | Dog Tag Art | Domenico's Ristorante | Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh | Frank B Fuhrer Wholesale | Grizzly Pet Products | Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown | John Paul Pet Products | Mary Hare | Herr's Snacks | JoFit | Joe & Carol Kubiak | LeMont Restaurant | Lumabone | Mad Mex | Nancy & Al Pater | Kim Paulson | Mark & Lisa Paulson | Michelle Pcsolyar | Picaboo | Pittsburgh Opera | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra | Ringer's Pet Dog Training | Sandy Strychor & Dave Kost | Sandi Fausti Pcsolyar | Slick's Cornhole Yard Games | SpringHill Suites by Marriott North Shore | Stage AE | Topgolf | Tracy Budzinski | Uber | UberEats | Nancy & Steve Utiss | Walnut Grill | Woodrow W Cowher
GOLFER GIFT SPONSORS
NakedWines.com | Uber | UberEats | Victory Lap Greyhound Transport
Lisa Paulson – Chair