Our Club In The News


Scholarship News!

Congratulations to our raiser Bryan! He is one of 4 recipients of a Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Scholarship. See the article about his scholarship here.

Aug 28, 2013




Teller County News

Colette & Petunia were in the local newspaper!

Nov 19, 2009



Arvada Press

Check out this Arvada Press article about Bryan and Armand. Thanks to reporter Sara Van Cleve for spreading the word about Guide Dogs for the Blind, and great job sharing what we do Bryan and Barb!

July 30, 2013




People Magazine

Majestic and Freeman (among others from Guide Dogs) were featured in the People Magazine the week of August 24, 2009

Aug 24, 2009


Other Guide Dogs for the Blind Graduates in the News

These "teasers" are taken directly from the articles in the links. I did not write them.


Winter Olympic Skier

Danelle Umstead is an American alpine skier and Paralympian who won two bronze medals at the 2010 Paralympic Games. She recently graduated with her new guide dog Aziza and is hoping to bring home gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games - congrats to this amazing new team, we're rooting for you!!

Read Danelle's story here.

Sept 28, 2013




A Guide in the Dark

by Belo Cipriani
On a windy night in San Francisco, I dropped my ticket while waiting for the last train home. I panicked. Without the ticket, I was stuck at the station for the night. I reached for my phone to call for help, but there was no reception in the tunnel. Then, I felt Madge rub her head against my knee. I reached down to touch her face and realized she had the ticket in her mouth. I had always discouraged my guide dog from picking things up off the ground. Fortunately for me, when she saw my distress, she abandoned her training.

Read Belo's story here.

July 30, 2013




Another Paralympic Athlete

Washington freshman Eleni Englert has prevailed over a congenital vision condition that's left her partially blind to compete at the highest levels of rowing, including the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Read more about Eleni here.

May 17, 2013




Public Service Announcement

Here is our new PSA with Betty White

and GDB puppy Rhett!

See the PSA here.

Jan 23, 2013



Swimming to Alcatraz

Max Ashton climbed Mount Kilimanjaro at just 13, crossed the Grand Canyon a year later and Sunday, at age 17, completed the notoriously arduous swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

 

The high school college prep senior from Phoenix has the grades and dreams to get into Harvard, Yale or Stanford. Last year, he even got the chance to throw out the first pitch at a big league ball game. It was, of course, a strike.

 

For all his athletic and academic accomplishments, you might forget one slight obstacle: Max is blind.

Read more here.

Sept 30, 2013




Graduating College

A Lynchburg College student is preparing to graduate this month with his dog. John Pastorius, 22, and his dog Houston are inseparable. In August, he and Houston will move cross country to Washington State - just the two of them. That's where John will learn to tune pianos by ear.

Read more about John here.

May 9, 2013




Mountains-to-Sea Trail

GDB graduate Trevor Thomas and his guide dog "Tennille" are setting out to do something INCREDIBLE. They will be doing a self-navigated thru-hike of the nearly 1,000 mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail (NC) beginning April 1, 2013. Trevor has graciously asked that anyone wishing to support him make a donation directly to GDB. We will be following Trevor and Tennille throughout their journey and will also be providing updates on their progress along the way. GDB is so proud of this AMAZING team!!

Read more about Trevor here.

And here is his website.

June 28, 2013



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