K9s For Warriors Names Training Facility in Honor of
Roger O’Steen and Jed Davis
(Ponte Vedra, Fla.) – Today, K9s For Warriors revealed the new name of its indoor K9 training center: Davis & O’Steen Families PARC Group K9s Training Center.
The naming is in honor of community leaders Jed Davis and Roger O’Steen. Jed Davis is President and CEO of DDI, Inc., a Davis Family Company and Roger O’Steen is Chairman and Founder of The PARC Group. K9s For Warriors’ Nocatee headquarters resides on 9 acres of land donated by the group. Known as Camp K9, the headquarters is where rescue dogs and disabled veterans from around the nation come together to train and help the veteran overcome PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Sexual Trauma.
“There’s simply no way K9s For Warriors would have developed into the nation’s largest service dog provider to disabled veterans without the generosity of Roger O’Steen and Jed Davis,” said Rory Diamond, CEO of the nonprofit. “It was only right that we honor them in this permanent and prominent way on our campus, which has helped save hundreds of veteran and canine lives.”
The Davis Family and The PARC Group also donated an additional 5 acres of land along US Highway 1 that is in the early stages of becoming K9s For Warriors’ Mega Kennel. The Mega Kennel will be equipped with 200 kennels to vastly increase the number of shelter dogs that the nonprofit can save and pair with veterans as service dogs to save both of their lives.
About K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors’ mission is to end veteran suicide. Based in Florida, we are the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma. Our program is unique, comprehensive, and proven, thanks to groundbreaking research conducted in partnership with Purdue University’s OHAIRE Lab. The majority of our Service Dogs come from high-kill shelters, which means that with each warrior-K9 pairing, two lives are saved. Find more information at www.k9sforwarriors.org | Facebook | Twitter
About PARC Group
The PARC Group has developed many of Northeast Florida’s premier addresses. From eTown to Nocatee, the experienced team of development, marketing and financial professionals have established a solid reputation for superior dexterity and proficiency. Established in 1989, The PARC Group believes that respect for natural surroundings and the native environment preserves the beauty of the landscape, enhancing the lives of those who reside within their communities. Their embodiment of environmental sensitivity stretches across residential neighborhoods, country club communities, office parks, and condominiums. The earnest commitment to livability and sustainability has earned the company numerous awards, including the Audubon Society’s Environmental Award, the Northeast Florida Planning and Zoning Association’s award for Master Planned Community of the Year and the State of Florida’s Outstanding Innovation award. For more information, visit www.parcgroup.net