Brisbane, Australia – 30 March 2021 – “The lntegra Service Dogs Australia’s 2021 Coast to Coast Ride kicks off 1 April and we are delighted to announce DINGO as our Naming Sponsor” said lntegra’s CEO and Co-founder Ben Johnson. The lntegra Ride features brothers Brian and Ian Schumacher as they cycle 4,400 km across Australia to build awareness for the vital work of lntegra Service Dogs and help raise needed funds.
lntegra dogs are specially trained canine guardians for veterans and first responders who are suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The dogs are trained to become emotionally tuned to their handler and provide unconditional support through the trauma and stresses of everyday life.
lntegra has matched and placed more than 100 Labrador dogs with Veterans and First Responders. It costs approximately $30,000 to train, match and place an lntegra Dog and the non-profit’s ability to provide this support relies heavily on fundraising and charitable donations.
DINGO, a leading provider of predictive maintenance software, is proud to support to this momentous cause by sponsoring the lntegra 2021 Coast to Coast Ride. The sponsorship is part of DINGO’s ongoing commitment to supporting local charities to positively impact the community.
“We are extremely proud to sponsor lntegra and this great event. Our Veterans and First Responders are heroes, and this is our way of thanking them and supporting them into the future,” said Managing Director of DINGO Defence and ex-soldier, Ron Parrella. “The DINGO team wish Brian and Ian all the very best for their ride”.
The brothers will begin their journey at Bathers Beach Fremantle at 2pm Western Australian time this Thursday 1 April. After dipping their back wheels in to the Indian Ocean, the pair will ride approximately 120km a day for 44 days travelling through Esperance, Nullarbor, Adelaide, Echuca, Thredbo, Canberra, Wollongong before finishing in Sydney.
DINGO CEO Paul Higgins greets brothers Brian and Ian Schumacher as they near the end of their epic journey in Canberra
“We are urging the community to raise funds and directly sponsor the brother’s ride and support this life-changing cause. Simply make a donation at www.isda.com.au/coast-to-coast-ride” said Mr Johnson.
Our Heroes need your help – donate to the lntegra Coast to Coast Ride or join the ride today at
For further information contact:
Jen Barbour I t: 04 3863 4546 I e: firstname.lastname@example.org I isda.com.au