K9s For Warriors Renames Main Campus in Honor of its Founder Shari Duval

K9s For Warriors Renames Main Campus in Honor of its Founder Shari Duval

Local veterans service organization renames its main campus

(Ponte Vedra, Fla.) – Ponte Vedra-based nonprofit K9s For Warriors, whose mission is to serve disabled veterans, held an unveiling ceremony today, revealing the new name of the organization’s main campus. In a ceremony attended by K9s staff and the organization’s founder Shari Duval, a new sign was revealed reading “The Shari Duval K9s For Warriors National Headquarters” replacing the old campus name “Camp K9” as the official title of the organization’s main campus.

Shari Duval founded K9s For Warriors in 2011 to provide service canines to veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of post-9/11 service. K9s For Warriors uses Service Dogs as a means to help veterans heal, get their lives back, and ultimately prevent veteran suicide. Shari was inspired to start the organization by her son, Brett Simon, a contractor who returned from two tours in Iraq suffering from severe post-traumatic stress.

“Without her inspiration and commitment none of this would have been possible. Her commitment to our veteran population paired with her understanding of the healing power of the companionship and love of a dog laid the foundation of what is now the nation's largest provider of Service Dogs for disabled American veterans. We are thrilled to be able to show our appreciation to Shari with our new campus name,” said Rory Diamond, CEO of K9s For Warriors.

The new sign reading “The Shari Duval K9s For Warriors National Headquarters” will greet all visitors as they arrive at the K9s For Warriors main campus.

 

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To schedule an interview with a representative of K9s For Warriors, please contact Carl Cricco: ccricco@k9sforwarriors.org.