Events & Fundraising

Summer 2023 Events

“Paddles Up Event” hosted by Greene Direct Sales Association
   Thank you so much to the ladies of GDSA!
This event was so much fun, there were so many great raffle baskets, and you stay so organized. thank you all so very much for working hard and supporting Sophie’s Companions For Veterans and your generous donation.

Saturday, July 15 from 6-9pm
Our Annual Summer Beach Party at the Greene Town Center in beavercreek.
This is a Night for great family fun. bring your chairs, blankets, friends, dogs and enjoy music by Retribution Band. Beach balls are flying everywhere. There will be rescues available for adoption and beer for purchase.
Come enjoy a wonderful summer evening with Sophie’s Companions For Veterans Foundation.

Lola’s Clothes for Kids collection begins July 23rd-Aug. 4th for kids in surrounding high schools that desperately need new or like new clothes.
 Please start collecting items you don’t wear that are in great condition and get ready for the date of collection
 In NEED of hoodies, jeans, socks, underwear, T-shirts, gloves, hats and workout bras.

Saturday, August 5 from 6-9pm
Summer fun at the Greene Town Center in beavercreek.
This is a Night for great family fun. bring your chairs, blankets, friends, dogs and enjoy music by Southern Summer Band. There will be rescues available for adoption Sophie’s Companions for Veterans will be selling beer as a fundraiser.
Come enjoy a wonderful summer evening with Sophie’s Companions For Veterans Foundation.


Annual Mad River poker tournament Monday, September 11, supporting Sophie’s rescues in training. Time TBA.

2nd annual disc golf tournament Saturday September 23. Time TBA.
Please join us to watch over 120 disc golf players come together and play this all day tournament to benefit Sophie’s Companions For Veterans foundation and their rescue dogs in training.

Annual Adam Smith Memorial Sand volleyball tournament

Saturday, September 30
Miami Valley Sand
Registration begins at 9am
Play starts at 10am


Raffle Basket Drawing
Friday, October 6 at 2pm

Past Events

2022 Disc Golf Fundraising Event

Sophie’s Companions For Veterans very first disc golf event was so much fun!

The raffle baskets were outstanding thanks to Darlene Skinner Veteran liaison/Canada from WPAFB. A huge thank you to Patrick Gray for pulling this event together and Steve Runnels for bringing it to life and of course all the volunteers and players that supported this wonderful event. The amount raised of $6400 is outstanding and will go directly to training our rescues for Disabled Veterans who need service dogs.

2022 Sand Volleyball Tournament

Our 5th Annual Adam Smith “MOUSE” Sand volleyball event was a smash. This year we had 13 teams with a lot of fast moving excitement, loads of remarkable raffles and great volunteers. Sophie’s foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to the Lavelle/Smith families, their friends and volunteers for putting such an awesome event together to benefit Sophie’s rescue dogs in training.

September 2021 

The Smith and *LaVelle families* along with friends, Modern Woodmen hosted an amazing 4 annual Adam Smith Mouse Volleyball Tournament. Through all of the hard work and great participation with all the volleyball players these two amazing families have taken such a tragedy losing their Adam Smith and creating an annual Tournament That to date has made over $23,000 to help Sophie’s foundation pay for Rescues in Training. 

You are all amazing and so appreciated in helping with our mission!We are very honored that these two families have chosen “Sophie’s Companions For Veterans” to honor the legacy of their beloved Adam!

September 2021 

The Mad River Poker tournament on 9/11

Hosted by owners Melissa and Kyle Stackhouse and Todd Combs who helped create this exciting charity event.
“Sophie’s Companions For Veterans” foundation thanks you all along with all of the participants that graciously donated the proceeds from the evening.

Our Garden Tour of 2021 on July 10th was another great success despite the summer sprinkles. Our volunteers worked hard with their smiles to greet everyone.

We would like to thank the following homeowners for sharing their beauty and hard work that was put into their gardens:

Mr. and Mrs. George Kuntz
Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas
Mr. Todd Kepler and Dirk Kreitzer
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Alstet
Mr. Peter Petrusch
Sue Spiegel and Lisa Hanover
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Carpenter

We would like to thank the following sponsors that supported our gardening tour:
Grandma‘s garden
NCR country club
City of Centerville/Yankee Trace
Siebenthaler nursery
Mary Lynn Mogan, SECRET GARDEN, Michaels HAIR design, John McGuire massages, Arrowine, designs by Noel, Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Service
JOES LANDSCAPING, miracle pet, Knollwood gardens, embellish threads, Pipestone golf club, AutoZone, Fricker‘s, Buckeye Vodka, Kerrigan Roofing and Think Patented.








Past Events

SKY the rescue won our cutest contest next to the snowman at Pet People event in November.

All of the dogs were so adorable and had so much fun being involved.

Great event!  Thank you Pet People

The “Mouse” volleyball tournament at the Setters volleyball club in Dayton Honoring Adam Smith who took his life due to PTSD was an amazing fundraiser. Hard work by the Smith/Lavelle families and sponsored by Modern Woodman. A Huge “Thank you” to the all of the teams involved, volunteers, Setters, the Smith/Lavelle families for including Sophie’s foundation and modern Woodman.
? Please look for the 2020 date and time for the “Mouse” volleyball tournament

Our SUMMER BEACH PARTY at the Greene was so much fun. Watching children kick beach balls in the sprinklers, dogs running around with lei’s on their necks, listening to fabulous music by sponge worthy, rescues and so much more. Thank you to all that came out to enjoy the fun and we look forward to next year!

The Castle Hills golf tournament on July 13 in Vandalia was a super hit sponsored by Elements 1V Interiors in Dayton. It was a gorgeous day filled with great golfing, food, raffles and camaraderie. A great big “THANK YOU” to Mark Williams, Carol Hampton and all of your wonderful employees for an amazing successful golf tournament held for Sophie’s Foundation along with the Diabetes Association. We greatly appreciate your hard work and generous donation!

A big thank you to the JEEPIN organization for holding events, June 26 was our last one, to raise money for sophie’s foundation. It is so great to see everyone that comes out and brings their jeep with such pride. Thanks to you all and look forward to 2020 being with the JEEPIN Community again.

Our big events with Austin Landing for two years in a row has been an unbelievable turn out. At one event alone we had 5000 people attend. So appreciative and honored to be chosen as one of their charities for a first Friday event.
Thank you Austin Landing

Our two Galas at Yankee trace have been not only memorable, beautiful and enjoyable at such a lovely facility but we raised enough money to supply one animal sanctuary housing  80 rescues with $10,000 of fencing and kennels along with several service dogs. This was a super successful evening, a lot of work and long hours but so worth it. Thank you to all the volunteers and people involved.

Our dinner event at the Salar restaurant in the Oregon District was such a lovely evening and the food just outstanding. Thank you so much for everyone that came out to support Sophie’s foundation.

Painting on canvas, our followers have loved this for a fun evening with friends and family, food and drinks. Thank you Raise Your Brush for sponsoring such a wonderful night and to everyone that attended.

What fun summer of Sundays we had at lunchtime with the Pour Haus Bar and grill in centerville sponsoring our event.
A big thank you to Pour Haus and everybody that enjoyed lunch with their dogs.

Our 5K run has been so rewarding. Not only fun but we raise the money needed to purchase a bulletproof fest for a narcotic dog in our community.
Thank you to all of our helpers, runners and the dogs that helped keep this very special narcotic dog safe!

Thanks to Jeremy and all the employees for having Sophie’s Foundation for your Tuesday Charity event! We all had a great time.