Golf headcover brightens bag and brings smiles to at-risk children

With the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and influx of golf lovers from all over the world, the high-quality “Gabriel” dog’s head headcover produced by Daphne’s Headcovers certainly dresses up golf bags, but also helps to provide pet therapy to at-risk children in Arizona. A portion of every “Gabriel” sold is donated to Gabriel’s Angels, the Arizona nonprofit whose mission is to inspire confidence, compassion and best behaviors in at-risk children through pet therapy. The near-life-size furry headcover is a likeness of Gabriel, the Weimaraner whose healing demeanor with a group of at-risk children inspired the founding of the organization. 

“By encouraging hands-on interaction with our registered therapy dogs, we instill in children a sense of well-being, safety and happiness,” says Gabriel’s mom and the agency’s founder and CEO Pam Gaber. “We’re helping kids learn core social skills that will prevent them from continuing the cycle of violence as adults.” Gabriel’s Angels teams regularly visit children at group homes, homeless and domestic violence shelters, residential treatment facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs, Title I schools and other sites, where children have the opportunity to build core life behaviors through the unconditional love of the therapy dog. Now in its nineteenth year, the organization works with over 125 agencies, providing 190 teams and working with 15,200 children annually.

Gabriel passed away in 2010, but his spirit lives on through the therapy dogs who continue his healing work. The Gabriel headcover also brings smiles as a hand puppet and when set atop a water or wine bottle. The headcover can be purchased at