Stryker partners with MiLB – Donates to K9s
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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There’s no better way to celebrate the completion of our 10-city tour with Minor League Baseball than giving back to K9s For Warriors.
Partnerships are critical to the success of K9s For Warriors in its mission to end veteran suicide. K9s partners with organizations and corporations across the country to create unique and impactful ways to further the organization’s mission. Stryker has been a committed partner of K9s For Warriors since 2015, having sponsored 31 Service Dogs to date — the largest number by any corporate partner.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies offering innovative products that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. As part of Stryker’s SmartRobotics™ Joint Replacement initiative they partnered with Minor League Baseball to create the “Own the Walk” partnership which benefits K9s For Warriors. The “Own the Walk” initiative pledged to give $1 for every walk issued to a batter during the 2021 Minor League Baseball regular season to K9s For Warriors.
“There’s no better way to celebrate the completion of our 10-city tour with Minor League Baseball than giving back to K9s For Warriors,” said Don Payerle, president of Stryker’s Joint Replacement division. “Stryker is dedicated to supporting our nation’s military and through our relationship with K9s For Warriors, we’re able to help empower veterans by sponsoring service canines.”
Now that the season is over Stryker’s “Own the Walk” initiative was able to provide a $55,474 donation to K9s For Warriors. This donation is a great example of the creativity of our partners and the impact they have on the K9s For Warriors mission.
“We thank Stryker for its ongoing commitment to our organization and unwavering support to our veterans,” said Rory Diamond, CEO of K9s For Warriors. “This donation helps us to continue our mission and provide Service Dogs to military veterans across the country.”