Going to the Dogs: Chippewas Enjoy Trip to Prestige Place
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
The Chippewas pose with some of the dogs from the day's events at Prestige Place Assisted Living Center on Aug. 27. The Chippewas had the opportunity to spend some time with the residents and take part in a dog show through the Central C.A.R.E. program.
CLARE, Mich. -- The dog days of summer took on a new meaning for the Central Michigan women's basketball team on Aug. 27.

The Chippewas' student-athletes and coaches traveled to Prestige Place Assisted Living Center in Clare, Mich., as part of Central Athletics Reaching Everyone (C.A.R.E.), to visit with residents and help run the facility's dog show.

After the program spent time with the residents, head coach Sue Guevara led the charge into the dog show, serving as a celebrity judge.

"It was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to give back to a very deserving section of our community," Guevara said. "We had the pleasure of meeting a 100-year old woman from Fenton, Mich., and it was a real treat. The dog show was a blast and we had a lot of my favorite four-legged friends that put on a great show. There's nothing better than the unconditional love dogs give!"

Prestige Place of Clare, Mich., is a state licensed assisted living home operated by the Retirement Living Management office of Clare.  Prestige Place specializes in Memory Care & Respite Care, Medication Administration, Licensed Nurse On Staff, Assisted Living and hosting various Activities and Outings. Prestige Place is located at 684 Ann Arbor Trail, Clare, Mich. and houses 20 residents.

The C.A.R.E. program is continually striving to give back to the communities surrounding the greater Mount Pleasant area.

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