Events

Event participation is a great way to engage with an incredible cause like ICAN and have a time commitment you manage.  You have the opportunity to be involved with the development or management of the event, volunteer to work the day of the event, or give back by participating in the event.  Enjoy golf? ICAN has an annual "Who Let the Dogs Out" golf scramble.  Love to sit with friends enjoying good food and conversation, ICAN Dine is the ticket.  

This sounds like fun but events are also serious business.  Events provide a showcase for ICAN to reach out and engage people with our mission to unleash abilities and change lives. Join us and feel good about how you spent your time.

     
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2014 October 9

SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, October 9, 2014
ICAN's Wine & Wags Fundraiser 

Wine & Wags, where ICAN tails its story...with support from National Bank of Indianapolis, Cummins & Southern Wine & Spirits of Indiana

One of our biggest fundraisers each year is Wine & Wags. This ''after work'' program provides individuals and businesses an opportunity to learn more about ICAN and the work we are doing with inmates, who train our dogs, and individuals living with a disability.

The evening is inspirational and filled with stories about ICAN dogs changing lives. Hosted by Terri Stacy, Radio Show Co-Host at Emmis, the program will include various speakers including testimonials by an ICAN client and a released inmate handler, a special video and storyboard exhibit. The program is free to attend and includes complimentary light hors d' oeuvres and wine. An ''ask'' to support ICAN's mission will be given at the end of the program.

This year ICAN will be bringing some special four legged guests to Wine & Wags. The Bakers Dozen - thirteen gorgeous Golden-Lab puppies will be there searching for puppy sponsors! (Sponsorship dollars allow you to name the pup, be given quarterly updates on his/her training, sponsorship recognition at graduation, and more.) You don't want to miss all of the puppy love and waggin tails at this years Wine & Wags!

 


Help us gather ten new friends for ICAN and serve as a Table Host! Invite your co-workers, family, friends, neighbors and members of your church.
To learn more or RSVP, contact Dino at dino@icandog.org or call 317-672-3864.

You must register no later than September 30th.

Can't attend but would like to support Wine & Wags? Visit Donation.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Willows on Westfield (formerly the Riverwalk Ballroom)
6729 Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis
Reception:   5:30PM
Program:     6:15PM
- 7:15PM

2013 June 27
2014 November 1

THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS AT THIS YEAR'S GOLF OUTING!

 

 

THANK YOU....


The perfect weather made it a great day as more than 100 golfers got together for ICAN's recent golf outing at Prairie View Golf Club. The golf scramble helped raise money to fund our services. The highlight of the day was showing off our eight, eight week old Golden Retriever puppies!!

Special thanks to the following sponsors at this year's outing:

Event Sponsor:  Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
Specialty Sponsors:  Sun King and Arni's
Hole Sponsors:  Browning, Dean's, DOZ Charitable Foundation, Inc, The Neighborhood Veterinarian, and Greenwalt CPA's.

Wags & Tails to...Amelia Langois and Beth Muchler for co-chairing the golf outing, to Clint Adams for speaking at the dinner, and to the following volunteers: Ginny Neff, Kim Reeves, Kerry Ritzler, Jill Robisch, Celest Mathews, Cathy Gregory, Sydney Blumenthal, Leighe Disbro, Erica Gauger, Jaylyn Prucell (and sisters), Anna Muchler, Ellen Muchler, Sean Casey, Will Collier, Kate Christofferson, Dee Dee Siple, Danielle Modugno, Amy Kraft, Suzanne Henderson and Mary Matthews.

2014 September 23
     October 28
     November 25

Indiana Women's Prison
7pm

ICAN hosts 1-hour presentations at the Indiana Women's Prison once a month. Attendees can meet the ICAN dogs in training and the handlers who train them. These sessions are a unique opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the impact the ICAN program has on the offender handlers and to see the dogs-in-training at work. Get more information or to sign up please contact Joan by email joan@icandog.org or telephone 317.672.3860. 

     

2014 December 11


THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS AT OUR JUNE GRADUATION!

 

Recently, 14 clients received a service dog from ICAN.  Four were placed as successor dogs to clients who's service dog had passed away. Each dog was placed with a client living with a disability including autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, seizures, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy and heart disease. ICAN extends a special thanks to Positive Perspective Assistance Dogs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Two of the graduate dogs were provided to ICAN as a joint partnership. Be on the lookout for our new page featuring our graduates - it will soon be coming!

Approximately 300 guests attended the graduation ceremony in June at the Indiana Women's Prison.
Wags & Tails to the following ICAN volunteers and individuals who donated food and supplies for the team training lunches:

Maureen Kiley, Dee Dee Siple, Steve Jones, Janet Clark, Peggy Jones, Karen Scanlon, Becky Andrade, Marilyn Lazarus, Melissa McCoy, Joni Kahn, Judy Harrington, Greta Meglin, Mary Hardin, Sandy Plyley, Linda Ball, Mary Davidsen, Ann Jansons, Camille Dabney Asmer, Mary Matthews, Theresa Sanborn, Norm & Kitty Swift, Susan French, Sharp Print Center, Tracy Merlau, Charles Baines, Creighton Brothers, McFarling Foods, Shirl Henderson, Tina Hunter, Ginny Neff, Mary Koppleman, Kathy Thomas, Anna Dickerson, Debra Cole, Tayor's Bakery, Michelle Jones, Pam Budny, David Kosten, Cheryl Browning and Sara Lyn Thompson.

We are also grateful to the sponsors of the following graduate dogs: Sara Fischer (Senna), SmallBox (Treble), Tony Stewart Foundation (Tracker) and Indy Chamber (Walker).

The graduation takes place twice a year at the prison and our next graduation will be Thursday evening, December 11th. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dino at dino@icandog.org.

As part of ICAN's training program, inmate handlers who complete 4,000 hours of dog training receive a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship with the U.S. Department of Labor in Service Dog Training. 

Learn more about the positive impact our dogs are making in the lives of our client's and handlers.  Visit Our Blog at http://www.icandog.org/our-blog  Also, be sure to like us on Facebook where we will keep you updated on how ICAN is unleashing abilities and changing lives on both ends of the leash!