|ESA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Shannon Murphy (left) and ESA Executive Director Merlin Guilbeau (right) present a check to Mike Ritland, founder of the Warrior Dog Foundation (center).|
week, ESA staff members traveled to Cooper, Texas to visit the headquarters of this year's ESA Gives Back charity of choice, the Warrior Dog Foundation
. ESA Executive Director Merlin Guilbeau and ESA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Shannon Murphy presented a check to Mike Ritland, former Navy SEAL and founder of the Warrior Dog Foundation, on behalf of the association. The check, which totaled $13,617, was a result of donations made during the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville last June.
The Warrior Dog Foundation is dedicated to serving the special operations
community, families, and Special Operation Forces (SOF) working K-9
military dogs. The K-9s employed with these forces are of the top tier
in the working-dog world. They are expected to work in the most austere
of environments and face conditions that most human beings cannot
survive. These are the environments in which these elite warriors
operate. The K-9 units are vital in ensuring the success of every
mission and operate in all conditions.