In May, for the second consecutive year, Pets for Vets and ROAR were chosen by Play for Purpose to be designated charities benefiting from its 72-hour continuous hockey match held at Ridgefield’s Winter Garden Ice Arena. Play for Purpose is a group of hockey players that raises funds and awareness for a select few organizations centered around veterans, children and others in need.

Since its inception in 2014, the group has raised close to $250,000 through this event. This year alone, it raised over $90,000.  

Once fund-raising closed, Play for Purpose board members Scott Linke, Ken Peters and Brian Shemonsky were on hand to deliver the group’s generous donation of $14,336.33 to Pets for Vets.

To date, Pets for Vets’ ROAR Ridgefield chapter has matched nine companion animals with men and women who have served their country.