Did you know that September is National Service Dog Awareness Month? ODS plans to celebrate by unveiling some recent developments at the Wingerd Service Dog Park.
ODS has launched a commemorative brick donation program to supplement funding for park improvement projects. Wright State students, alumni, family, friends, and advocates are invited to support the mission of the Wingerd Service Dog Park through the donation program. For a gift of $50 or more, donors can memorialize or honor a beloved service animal, emotional support animal, therapy animal, or pet with a custom engraved brick, which will be installed in the park annually. All proceeds from the sale of bricks will support the maintenance and continued improvement of the park. For more information and brick ordering instructions, visit www.wright.edu/dogpark. Please help us support the ongoing development of the park!
As part of ODS's mission to make campus more accessible and inclusive, another exciting new project is scheduled this summer: the installation of automatic gate openers at the entrance of the park. Made possible by a grants from Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust and the Laura J. Niles Foundation, this project was organized by ODS staff member Jean Denney. The new gate openers will allow students with mobility disabilities to access the park independently, either by themselves or with their service dogs.
The gate openers and the first round of brick donations are to be installed in time for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in September 2015 (date to be announced).