Bid on unique items to help underwrite the cost of providing assistance dogs to veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 1, 2013 — Smithtown, NY – Steiner Sports, a leader in sports marketing and memorabilia has partnered with America’s VetDogs – the Veteran’s K-9 Corps on the launch of an online auction of sports memorabilia, limited photography and artwork, fine wine along with other items with broad appeal from sports enthusiasts to wine connoisseurs, with all proceeds benefiting America’s VetDogs; a 501c3 non-profit and national provider of assistance dogs for those who have served our country.

“We’re very excited to partner with America’s VetDogs on this significant charity auction,” said Brandon Steiner, founder and CEO of Steiner Sports. “This is another way for Steiner and the community to support the heroes who have served and protected our country.”

America’s VetDogs, an innovative provider of assistance dogs, strives to meet the physical and physiological needs of those who have served our country including veterans of all eras, active military personnel and first responders. The organization offers specially trained dogs to help mitigate disabilities taken on such as the loss of limbs, loss of sight or hearing, mobility impairment, seizure alert and those who are dealing with home front issues and sleep disorders allowing them live again with dignity and independence.

Assistance dogs from America’s VetDogs are provided at no cost to the veteran’s and includes a lifetime of aftercare. The organization is solely supported by donations from private individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations.

“We are delighted to partner with Steiner Sports on this fundraising opportunity,” says Wells Jones, CEO of America’s VetDogs. “Since the VetDogs founding in 2003, we have placed 100’s of assistance dogs with wounded or disabled servicemen and women. This auction provides another great way to build brand awareness for VetDogs, generate much needed revenue, and highlight Steiner’s commitment to our nation’s heroes.”

“We are very pleased to have brought Steiner and America’s VetDogs together for such a worthy cause”, says Michelle Alfandari, Pres/CEO of MODA Licensing, the agency representing America’s VetDogs.

The auction takes place from June 1st to June 30th and will be hosted at

About Steiner Sports

Established in 1987 by founder and CEO Brandon Steiner, Steiner Sports has been a leader in sports memorabilia and sports marketing for over two decades and enjoys working relationships with many of the top athletes in sports today.

About America’s VetDogs®– the Veteran’s K-9 Corps®

America’s VetDogs provides guide and service dogs to disabled veterans and active duty personnel; physical and occupational therapy dogs for VA and military hospitals; and combat stress control dogs to be deployed overseas. It costs over $50,000 to breed, train and place one assistance dog with a veteran, but there is never a cost to the veteran. To learn more about America’s VetDogs, visit

About MODA Licensing, Inc.

Building businesses from intellectual property via licensing and strategic partnerships since 1988.

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