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WHAT IS CANINE ASSISTANTS?
Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization, founded in 1991, which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs.
HOW GLAVINE GOT INVOLVED
Tom Glavine was involved with the organization during his first tenure with the Braves, when he knew of a young man in Alpharetta, Ga. who had cerebral palsy and needed a service dog. He went to Canine Assistants, saw that the organization could use his help with fundraising and publicity, and signed on.
To help out, Tom did autograph signings for the group in the off-season and donated his $2500 award check from being named the Atlanta Braves' Roberto Clemente Award honoree to Canine Assistants in 1997.
According to Jennifer Arnold, founder of the organization, Tom once stayed two and a half hours overtime at an autograph signing because, "He wouldn't leave as long as potential donors were around."
"He's just about the nicest person I've ever met," Arnold told ChopTalk writer Martha Payne.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Canine Assistants Web Site
Donate To Canine Assistants