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Switchbacks Host Homes For Heroes K-9 Event At Weidner Field

By Cody Costra, 05/08/18, 2:30PM MDT


On April 28th, The Homes for Heroes hosted the first annual “Homes for Heroes Community Cares Event” at Weidner Field. This event provided supplies and medical care needed for 23 local K-9 officers in Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Woodland Park PDs, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The event also included a Pet-Friendly 5K walk/run, K9 Dog demonstrations from local K9 officers and trained dogs from Ray Allen Manufacturing, numerous local vendor booths, great food from 2 local food trucks, Uriel Macias of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, silent auctions, multiple raffles, fire trucks, ambulances, and a kid’s zone with coloring contests for prizes. Rachel Flick was also in attendance for a $5,000 grant check presentation from the EPSO Foundation in honor of the Fallen Sheriff Deputy, Micah Flick.