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Men’s Club members David Endean, Rick Stauffer, Lenny DiStefano and Chuck Sobieck with Marisa Gerlach of Southeastern Guide Dogs with Astro

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The club has raised enough money to provide at least one scholarship to a veteran guide dog.

Beachfront Bliss & Serenity in updated Sensational Sunsets & Gulf-to-Bay Fun! 2 BR + den with new impact windows/ Updated & impeccable with 20’ Gulf front sliders & under building parking. terrace & great income possibilities. Offered at $797,000 Offered at $389,000

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The St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church Men’s Club is lending its paws to Southeastern Guide Dogs. Through recent fundraisers, including its annual February golf tournament, the group has raised money to provide at least one veteran guide dog scholarship. Southeastern Guide Dogs receives no government funding, meaning its $11.4 million budget comes from outside donations, said Larissa Daigle, director of philanthropy for Southeastern Guide Dogs. The idea for the Men’s Club to support Southeastern Guide Dogs came in December when Rick Stauffer and Lenny DiStefano were kicking around ideas with Chuck Sobieck, the president of the club. Stauffer he wanted to “champion a cause and change a life.” So he did some research, and liked the idea of helping veterans. Ten years ago, Stauffer read “Until Tuesday,” a book about an army officer in Afghanistan who returns home after suffer-

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ing a head injury. He was struggling with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder and got a dog named Tuesday, so when Stauffer found Southeastern Guide Dogs, he knew what he wanted to champion. “It gave him someone to come home to, gave him someone to take care of,” Stauffer said of the officer in the book. He brought the idea of giving to Southeastern Guide Dogs to members of the Men’s Club. Stauffer told them he didn’t want to change any of the donations they normally do. He just wanted to add this cause. As several members are veterans, the idea was met warmly. During the church’s rummage sale in March, a representative from Southeastern Guide Dogs was on site with one of the dogs, Astro. Stauffer estimates that during the sale, $3,116 was raised. In addition, a parishioner has offered $2,500. Add in the golf tournament money and a match from the Heroes Council, and they are on the path to providing at least one dog with a scholarship. Daigle said the money the Men’s Club donates will go directly to the programs that support veterans, specifically to provide a guide dog for one. “It’s a wonderful program, and we really will change a life,” Stauffer said.

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SOLD - WINDWARD BAY dazzling bay views from this 2/2 residence with an updated kitchen and updated bathroom features. You will be mesmerized by the dolphin and manatee playful activity in the marina and the quiet waters that surround Windward Bay. The community offers, pools, tennis, pickle ball, kayak racks, boat docks and deeded beach access. 2 large pets now welcome $355,000

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PENDING - THE MARK a landmark building on the rise in the center of downtown Sarasota--great amenities and great pricing FROM THE $800,000s PENDING - THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES under construction on the Sarasota Bayfront–flow through residences with west to east views; private elevators opening directly into each residence; world class services provided by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel; outstanding amenities FROM $2,400,000

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