Six hours of dancing featuring three terrific bands to benefit Puppy Jake Foundation. The event will take place at Lake Robbins Ballroom, 26726 150th Street in Woodward. Doors open at 5pm with the fun from 6pm to midnight. Veterans are FREE; General Admission is $10 and Kids 6-11 are $5. Raffles, prizes, kid's activities, dance lessons and a silent auction will compliment the dancing!
Calendar of Events
Join Puppy Jake Foundation, meet the team and see our dogs in action! We hold fundraisers and participate in events throughout the year. View upcoming events below.
"You Should Be Dancing"
Group Benefits, Ltd. (GBL) raffle to support PJF
Group Benefits, Ltd. (GBL), the largest General Agency in Iowa, hosts a two-day Annual Convention for affiliated agents throughout the Midwest. Supporting charitable organizations is a foundational belief at GBL, and each year a charitable organization is chosen to be featured at the Convention. This year’s charity raffle will benefit the Puppy Jake Foundation (PJF) on August 30 and August 31. GBL's goal is to raise $40,000 to help train and place two service dogs with Iowa Veterans!
500 independent health insurance agents from across the Midwest will be in attendance for this two-day event packed with entertaining and informative speakers. The event will be held at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines.
Softball Tournament hosted by Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement Foundation
You won't want to miss this! On Saturday, September 16th beginning at 8:00am, the Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement Foundation will host a Softball Tournament to benefit Puppy Jake Foundation! Tickets are only $20/person. The roster is unlimited/only 10 on the field. The tournament will be held at Kinnick Feller Park in Adel, Iowa. Join the fun to meet service dogs in training, food and drinks and great softball games! For more information, please email: Kimberly.Maxwell@iowadot.us
4th Annual WHO parking lot FREE Bar-B-Que sandwiches
For the fourth year in a row, radio host Simon Conway will broadcast his show, live from the parking lot of iHeart Radio, at a FREE Bar-B-Q sandwich 'drive-thru' for listeners and supporters on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 4:00-6:00pm in the parking lot of located at 2141 Grand Avenue in Des Moines.
Support a great cause, meet volunteers, foster families, service dogs in training, graduate teams and Simon Conway himself! Master griller BJ Hoffman will again provide the sandwiches for the evening.
The goal in 2017 is to top last year's amout! Join the fun and help support a wounded Veteran!
515 Brewing Company "Puppy Jake Porter Beer"
Back in 2017, 515 Brewing Company will celebrate Veterans Day with a special "Puppy Jake Porter Beer"! Fans rave over the beer. Join the wonderful folks at 515 Brewery on Saturday, November 11th beginning at 4pm. Meet volunteers, service dogs in training, Veterans and enjoy food and great beer!
Operation: Gingerbread House
For the 5th year in a row, Puppy Jake Foundation will host a gingerbread clinic for the entire family. Join the fun on Sunday, November 19th at 1pm in the cafeteria of Iowa Christian Academy, located at 2501 Vine Street in West Des Moines. For only $20 per person, you will receive a gingerbread house, frosting and all the topping to make your own gingerbread house.....and you may take it home!
All proceeds help PJF provide professionally trained service dogs to wounded military veterans. Check back for Registration often, as space will be limited. Mail your registration to: PO Box 12220, Des Moines, IA 50312.