The Manitowoc Police Department’s largest K9 fundraiser is fast approaching. September is National Service Dog Month and the K9 Unit of the Manitowoc Police Department has created a spectacular month-long fundraising event to coincide with it. Throughout this National Service Dog Month Campaign it is a time to set aside to reflect upon the role that service dogs play in our lives and the extraordinary work that they perform each and every day to assist the citizens of our communities. Our K9’s most definitely deserve this recognition of their service! We currently have two K9’s in service, K9 Major partnered with Officer Nick Place and K9 Neko partnered with Officer Jason Koenig, along with two retired K9’s, K9 Aik and K9 Ully, who each live respectfully with their former K9 handlers.
In 2018 we are continuing that format and hope to have another successful year and we are lucky to have a Pre-DINE 4 The K9 Kick-Off Event being sponsored by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 4550 Calumet Ave.,( Manitowoc location) on Friday, August 31st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. They will be donating 20% of their daily sales back to the MTPD K9 Unit. It’s time to indulge in your favorite frozen treat without feeling a single lick of guilt because this time you’ll be spoiling yourself for a good cause!
We are in our 3rd year for the “DINE 4 The K9!” and it’s a simply delicious event. No coupons or voucher needed. We just need you to participate. It couldn’t be more straightforward. By satisfying your craving for some of the area’s finest food, you’ll be helping to support the K9 program. The following restaurants are participating:
Sept. 4th – Cool City Bar & Restaurant, 1509 Washington St., Two Rivers – Hours 11 a.m. -10 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 5th – Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, 6124 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 6th – Rupp’s on Washington – 1102 W. Washington Ave., Cleveland – Hours 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 7th – The Dugout Bar & Grill, 4117 Broadway St., Manitowoc – Hours 10 a.m. to Midnight – donating 10%
**Sept. 8th – Tower Tavern, 602 N. Water St., Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. to Midnight – donating 50%
Sept. 9th – Tokyo Sushi & Steak House, 908 Washington St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 20%
Sept. 10th – Revolutions Bar & Grill, 902 York St., Manitowoc – Hours 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. – donating 20%
Sept. 11th – El Tequila Restaurant, 4411 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 12th – Green Street Food & Spirits, 1801 S. 10th St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 13th – The Galley Restaurant, 1550 Johnston Dr., Manitowoc – Hours 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 14th – Courthouse Pub, 1001 S. 8th St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 15th – Harborside Restaurant, 701 York St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 15%
Sept. 16th – The Smiling Moose, 10731 State Road 42, Newton – Hours 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. – donating 15%
Sept. 17th – Timeout Sports Bar & Grill, 1027 N. Rapids Rd., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 10%
**Sept. 18th – The Fat Seagull, 807 Quay St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 19th – Wrap It Up, 830 S. 8th St., Manitowoc – Hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 20th – Four Seasons Restaurant, 3950 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. – donating 20%
Sept. 21st – Fork & Knife, 2209 S. 44th St., Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. – donating 15%
**Sept. 22nd – Ryan’s on York, 712 York St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to Midnight – 15%
Sept. 23rd – Knox’s Silver Valley, 1222 S. Alverno Rd., Manitowoc – Hours 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 24th – A&W Restaurant, 4141 Harbor Town Ln, Manitowoc – Hours 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. – donating 10%
**Sept. 25th – First Class Café, 2525 Menasha Ave., Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 26th – Machut’s Supper Club, 2911 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers – Hours 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 27th – Legend Larry’s, 921 S. 10th St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. – Midnight – donating 10&/Matching first $250
Sept. 28th – Brian’s Smokehouse BBQ, 1424 Washington St., Manitowoc – Hours 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – donating 10%
Sept. 29th – Waverly Inn Pub & Pizzeria, 1402 16th St., Two Rivers – Hours 11 a.m. – Midnight – donating 50%
Sept. 30th – Shooter Malone’s, 901 Buffalo St., Manitowoc – Hours 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. – donating 50%
**Restaurants that are marked with this symbol (**) are having a K9 and Handler meet and greet session on that particular day. A K9 and their handler will appear at the following restaurants – so stop in during the following times to see them:
Tower Tavern – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The Fat Seagull – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ryan’s on York – Noon and 1 p.m.
First Class Café – Noon and 1 p.m.
In order to take the DINE 4 The K9 to the next level and help fill up Labor Day weekend — the Manitowoc Police Department introduced DINE FORE The K9 and has partnered once again with Autumn Ridge Golf Course, CNC Links and Seven Lakes Golf Course for the 2nd Annual DINE FORE The K9 for Labor Day Golf Weekend! If the restaurants are not your cup of tea as you might be on a “diet”—we have the perfect thing for you as we know “A golfer’s diet consists of lots of greens.” We are here to provide your daily dose of “iron.” So let’s swing into action on one, two or all three golf courses over the weekend and let you pick your tee time! Remember what happens on the golf course, stays on the golf course! The following golf courses are participating:
Sept. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd – Autumn Ridge Golf Course, 1 Straight Dr., Valders – Hours 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Call 920-758-3333 to schedule your tee time throughout the weekend.
Autumn Ridge Golf Course is offering a “Service Dog Special” – 18 holes of golf, with a cart, a sandwich and drink for $49 – which they are donating $5 towards the MTPD K9 Unit for every Service Dog Special sold.
**Sept. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd – CNC Links Golf Course, 4935 County Rd C, Manitowoc – Hours 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 920-726-1800 to schedule your tee time throughout the weekend.
CNC Links Golf Course is donating 15% of golf sales back to the MTPD K9 Unit. CNC Links Golf Course is Manitowoc’s best kept 9 hole executive golf course and driving range. Spend a great day on the golf course designed and built around a beautiful 3-acre lake. Walk or rent a golf cart or spend some time on the driving range.
**Golf Course that is marked with this symbol (**) is having a K9 and Handler meet and greet session on that particular day. A K9 and their handler will appear at CNC Links on Saturday, September 1st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. They may be tooling around the golf course to meet and greet the golfers – so watch out for them!
Sept. 1st, 2nd or 3rd – Seven Lakes Golf and Dining, 1420 N. County Rd S, Cato – Hours 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 920-775-4000 to schedule your tee time throughout the weekend.
Seven Lakes Golf Course is donating 10% of their daily sales back to the MTPD K9 Unit. Located just 10 minutes from Manitowoc, Seven Lakes Golf Course proudly you with the ultimate golfing experience at half the price and time of other courses in the area. There is no better way to try out your short game than on their challenging course. These well-manicured holes range from 80 to 262 yards and are sure to improve your skills with an iron.
A complete description for each golf course and restaurant can be found on the following sites if you wish to gain more knowledge of our K9 Unit or our participating organizations and what they have to offer:
As you may already know that most police department K9 Units are largely funded in large part with grants and private donations and that is why this fundraiser is so important to us. Our fundraising allows us to maintain a multi-unit K9 team and to cover daily/operating costs of the program. These funds cover specialized veterinary care for the K9’s, police vehicles, necessary equipment for the K9 Units, training and certifications that are necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the teams and other miscellaneous expenses to support the program.
If I can answer any further questions for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for taking the time to learn about our fundraiser and our K9 Unit! Hope to see you out there in September FORE a good time and Bon Appetit!