Orange County event will benefit Mission K9 and The Warrior Dog Foundation in their work to place hero veteran dogs in comfortable, peaceful, and loving homes

COTO DE CAZA, CA, November 08, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Sports notables from professional hockey, football, baseball and golf are set to tee up Nov. 21 to raise money to save retired military working dogs at Mission K9’s 4th Annual Retired Military Working Dogs Fundraiser in Orange County.

The golf tournament and silent auction will be held all day on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, 25291 Vista Del Verde, Coto De Caza, CA 92679. Proceeds go to benefit Mission K9 Rescue and The Warrior Dog Foundation.

Military working dogs help to protect troops, detect bombs, and fight terrorism. Mission K9 Rescue and The Warrior Dog Foundation work to place these heroic dogs in comfortable, peaceful, and loving homes for the remainder of their lives after their time in service has ended.

“This is such a cool event and our major fundraiser each year,” says Bob Bryant, co-founder of Mission K9 Rescue. “We will have a working dog demonstration as well as many dogs there that fans can interact with.”

The amazing military K9 demonstration with military trainer Dustin Winn will be held around 2:45 p.m. Ticket holders and invited guests will be able to meet and greet retired military rescue dogs and rescue organization staff before, during and after the tournament. Sports stars that have signed up to play so far include:

Teemu Selänne – NHL, Hall of Fame, Hockey Stanley Cup Champion
Joe Sakic – NHL, Hall of Fame, 3-time Stanley Cup Champion, General Manager of the Year in 2022 for the Colorado Avalanche
Jeremy Roenick – NHL, American Hockey Hall of Fame
Ryan Getzlaf – NHL, Stanley Cup Champion
Rick Tocchet – NHL, 2-time Stanley Cup Champion
Andre Reed – NFL, Hall of Fame
David Diaz – NFL, 2-time Super Bowl Champion
Eric Weddle – NFL, Super Bowl Champion
Nick Punto – MLB, World Series Champion
Steve Jones – PGA Tour, US Open Major Champion
Alex Cejka – PGA Tour, 2-time Major Champion PGA Tour Champions
Jerry Kelly – PGA Tour, Major Champion PGA Tour Champions
Paul Goydos – PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions
Dave Stockton Jr. – Former PGA Tour Player, Pro Golf Instructor
Dennis Paulson – Former PGA Tour Player, XM Radio Golf Show Host, & Golf Instructor

Event hosts are Selänne and Mike Pagano, Marine Air Lt. Colonel.

Since 2013, Mission K9 Rescue has saved over 1,200 dogs and reunited more than 600 of them with their former military handlers. Mission K9 is dedicated to offering America’s K9 military heroes the peaceful retirement they deserve, restoring their emotional and physical health, and finding them forever homes.

About: Bob Bryant is the chief technology officer of Mission K9 Rescue, an animal welfare group dedicated solely to rescuing, reuniting, rehoming, repairing, and rehabilitating American working dogs. Since 2013, the group has provided a wide array of services to working dogs in an effort to offer them a comfortable and peaceful retirement. Mission K9 focuses on retrieving dogs both from overseas and national shelter situations where they are suffering without proper care or medical attention. Their work has been featured numerous times in the national media, including appearances on “America with Eric Bolling” and “Pit Bulls & Parolees.” Learn more at

To request an interview with Bob Bryant, contact International Publicist Michelle Tennant Nicholson: or 828-749-3200. For more information, visit the online press kit at

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