Events & Fundraising

Upcoming Events:

Adam Smith “Mouse” Volleyball Tournament:

Sunday, September 19th

at Miami Valley Sand


2020 Events


July 25th, Saturday 3rd Annual “Mouse” Volleyball Tournament

The 3rd annual Moose Memorial Volleyball Tournament could not be held this year due to Covid, however the Smith and Lavelle families along with Modern Woodman still honored  Adam Smith with a “Go Fund Me” event and raised over an unbelievable $5000.

All of us at Sophie’s Foundation THANK AND APPRECIATE every penny received and will go directly to the rescues waiting for their Service dog training.
We are very honored that these two families have chosen “Sophie’s Companions For Veterans” to honor the legacy of their beloved Adam!

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.

JULY 11th Sat.

This was a very last-minute event designed to help us due Just so many events canceled because of Covid. We are so proud and pleased that we raised over $7,000.

A huge “THANK YOU” to our volunteers, the 10 homes that allowed everyone to view their beautiful gardens, and our sponsors that helped us make this event possible.
Please Mark your calendar‘s for 2021 for the next annual Sophie’s Gardening Tour which will be on Saturday, July 10 with a rain date Saturday the 17th.
We greatly appreciate the following sponsors:
Joe’s landscaping, Grandma‘s Garden, Siebenthaler nursery, Garden Land,Yankee Trace, city of Centerville, Talerie Brown, Mary Lynn Mogan, Susan and Doug Sherer, Buckeye vodka, Miracle Corp., Heather’s gourmet caramel apples, Stockslagers garden center, Berns Garden Center, Jeff Stapleton And the Kroger store.







AUGUST 21, Friday evening “Catalina Wine Mixer”

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Please stay tuned for the date for the 2021 Catalina Wine Mixer.


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.