After the overwhelming success of the 2016 event, Bob Gord and Cheri knew they were onto something big. After raising $8000 that first year the guys sat down with Wounded Warriors of Canada to deliver a cheque and asked a very important question, “What does $8000 do for the veteran and first responder community?” The answer, “almost a service dog” That sealed the deal, 2017’s goal was to raise $10,000, the amount of money it takes for National Service Dogs to train and home a dog for someone suffering from PTSD. We made a plan for National Service Dogs to be a bigger presence at the event in 2017 and needless to say, the puppies and their handlers were a huge hit. Throughout the day we had an adorable, tangible reminder of what we were working and sweating towards. With special thanks to some last minute sponsors to bump us over our target we raised $10,027!! A debrief dinner left Bob, Gord and Cheri excited to turn our attention to 2018 and the impact we can have on PTSD awareness in the Veteran and First Responder population. We learned a lot of great lessons from 2017 and 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever.