Our hearts are heavy to report that on October 8, 2015, our beloved Saint Bernard, Paxton, the Winning Kids Club mascot and Comfort Therapy Dog passed away.  Her younger sister, Venus, is grieving and depressed from the loss of her biological sister.  Although Venus is not a Comfort Therapy dog, she loves children and is very friendly.
To help Venus work through her sadness, on October 17, 2015, the Winning Kids Club adopted a new Saint Bernard puppy to be Venus' new pal.  Her new sister, Kalli, was named after goddess Kaliope, the goddess of literature and art.  Kalli is being trained as a Comfort Therapy and Reading Dog to help encourage children to read and write.

Families are invited to a

Saint Bernard Puppy Party
Saturday, November 7, 2015
from 1 - 3 p.m.
at the Lehigh Acres Winner's House
Families welcome
Free pizza
Games and prizes for the most enthusiastic "Puppy Trainers."

Please come help socialize and train Kalli. 
The more kids who hold her and give her treats for training, the better Kalli will learn.
And meet Kalli's sister Venus, our Saint Bernard goddess of love.

For more information, and to RSVP, contact Dr. Gail Hallas.  Website www.winningkidsclub.org.  Email WinningKidsClub@aol.com, or call 239-671-0946.



Goddess of

peace, serenity,

intelligence, and strength.

December 23, 2008

October 8, 2015

Type your paragraph here.

Paxton, the beloved Saintly Bernard

who comforted hundreds of children and adults.

We miss you so much.

Winner's Creed
It’s not the critic who counts;
Nor the person who points out how the strong person stumbled;
Or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the people who are actually in the arena;
Whose faces are marred by sweat and dust and fatigue;
Who are determined to succeed and to give all they can.
The credit belongs to the people who fall
And come up stronger, again and again.
To those who are enthusiastic and devoted to excellence,
And spend themselves in a worthy cause.
The credit belongs to the people who -- at best -- when they win
Know the triumph of high achievement;
And who -- at worst -- when they fail
At least they fail while daring greatly.
So that their place in history shall never be
With those cold and timid souls
Who know neither victory nor defeat.
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Paraphrased from comments by Theodore Roosevelt
© 2002, 2015 Skate Free Wheelers/Winning Kids Club

The Winning Kids Club is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity organization that serves children and adults.  Our Believe in Yourself and Win! programs promote confidence, self-esteem and unique educational opportunities, including reading programs, creative writing, acting and theatre, academic tutoring, Braille, after school programs, and  homeschooling assistance.