Pride Custom Art - The Spirit of Giving
The Pride Custom Art team is proud to participate in fundraising events by donating our keepsakes - celebrating life.
Growing-up as scouts and being a campin' family, the Smith brothers continue and covet spending family time on the water or in the woods. And giving our time and resources to conservation groups make perfect sense for us. So, we were happy to donate our artwork to local Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation www.rmef.org and Ducks Unlimited www.ducks.org chapters.
Matthew Smith donates a custom keepsake at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Des Plaines River Chapter Fundraiser with the Burlington High School Trap Shooting Champions looking on.
In addition, we had the opportunity to donate the Northern Illinois Police K-9 Memorial, a non-profit organization to memorialize and honor all police K-9′s that have served Northern Illinois or that died while serving the citizens of Northern Illinois.
The custom art showcases Officer Deputy Fanella and his dog Sinbad. In June 2004, Sinbad, loyal and faithful Police K-9 partner of Deputy Anthony Fanella, lost his life due to heat stroke. At that time there was no memorial location to honor Sinbad’s service to the citizens of Lake County.
Deputy Fanella has made it his personal mission that Sinbad’s memory not be forgotten. It has taken many years, but on 1/11/11 Northern IL Police K-9 Memorial was incorporated. The non-profits goal is to assure that all Police K-9’s that have served Northern Illinois will have a place to be honored and memorialized.
To date, the donations of Pride Custom Art has netted over a thousand dollars for various causes.