WABI speaks with Jones, students about Pets 4 Vets benefit event

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Nory Jones, professor of management information systems with the Maine Business School at the University of Maine, for a report advancing the Pets 4 Vets benefit dodgeball tournament to be held 1–4:30 p.m. March 31 at UMaine’s New Balance Field House. Hosted by MBS Corps, UMaine Army ROTC and the UMaine Veterans Association, the event will feature teams of four, WABI reported. Registration is $5 per person or $20 per team, with all proceeds going to Salute of Service, a local organization that helps veterans by providing service dogs. “It has been shown, by actually many studies, that these therapy dogs do help prevent veteran suicides. So this event supports Salute of Service, which then supports veterans, which then helps to stop suicide,” said Jones. People who want to support the cause but not play on a team are invited to watch the tournament and purchase homemade baked goods from the Wicked Good Bake Sale table. Register or donate online. WABI also spoke later with UMaine Army ROTC student Luke Guibord and MBS Corps student member Austin Cashman about the event.