2nd Annual NWA TURKEY TROT 2010

5K Charity Run and Fun Walk November 25th, 2010 8:00 AM Sponsored by: Center for Nonprofits & Fuse Fitness Center Benefiting: The Children’s Shelter Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Arkansas Visitation and Exchange Center The Northwest Arkansas Turkey Trot second annual 5k Run and Fun Walk is just a few days away. The run will take place on Thanksgiving Morning at the Center for Non Profits (the former St. Mary’s Hospital) on Walnut in Rogers, AR. Visit our web site at www.NWATurkeyTrot.org for information about the race, to register for the race, and for the names of the organization’s sponsored in this event. We are happy to answer any questions or provide information regarding the event. We welcome calls or emails expressing interest. Please feel free to contact any one of the following organizers: Mike Trexler of Fuse Fitness Centers mtrexler@fusewellness.com or 479-845-8000; Lara Sandusky of Arkansas Visitation and Exchange Center lara_sandusky@yahoo.com or 479-586-1238 & 479-845-8000 Lance Nutt of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Lance@SheepDogIA.org or 479-466-9713 NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TURKEY TROT 2010 GOBBLE FACTS Event: Our race features a...
Read More

Adopt A Sheep Dog Family in Need

Our Sheep Dog Holiday Program is in full swing! We are sponsoring and assisting 10 Sheep Dog families for Thanksgiving & an additional 10 families for Christmas. If you are interested in sponsoring or adopting a Sheep Dog family this Holiday Season please let us know. You can donate money or support materials (Thanksgiving meal items such as canned vegetables, desert, etc…& or the same for Christmas, to include toys for the children) towards our Sheep Dog adoption program, or you can adopt an entire Sheep Dog family. We have identified 10 families that need our assistance this Thanksgiving and are working on identifying an additional 10 families for Christmas. Contact us directly if you are interested in supporting our Holiday program and our efforts to adopt Sheep Dog Families in Need. The list of families include four military, three law enforcement, and three fire & rescue. We will not list names, but we can provide family size, to include the...
Read More

Marine Runs Marathon in a Gas Mask to Raise Awareness for Disabled Veterans

By Cristina Corbin Published November 11, 2010 – FoxNews.com Why would a U.S. Marine run more than 26 miles wearing a gas mask that restricts up to 30 percent of his oxygen? To call attention to those who will never be able to run again. One year ago, Marine Sgt. Jeremy Soles founded Team X-T.R.E.M.E. (Train, Rehabilitate, Empower, Motivate, Endure), a non-profit organization that raises awareness for wounded veterans. The group, which consists of five runners and five volunteer board members, attempts rigorous physical challenges to bring attention to the struggles of disabled service members. So when Soles met Cpl. John Peck at Walter Reed Army Medical Center last month, the 33-year-old Marine had all the inspiration he needed for this year’s challenge. Peck, 24, had lost his arms and legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in May. But when he met with Soles, his attitude was buoyant, and Soles decided he’d run the 26.2-mile Marine Corps Marathon in his honor. And he’d do it while...
Read More

Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks

WTOP.com October 21, 2010 ARLINGTON, Va. – Metro has released a video of a man who jumped onto the tracks to save a complete stranger in August. The video shows a man who has a medical emergency falling onto the tracks at the Virginia Square-GMU station. As people on both sides of the tracks are seen waving to get the attention of Metro workers, the good Samaritan — retired Marine Lt. Col. Dimas Pinzon — is on the opposite tracks. He could hear somebody yelling, “Get off the tracks. Get off the tracks.” Pinzon, 57, says he saw an oncoming train slowing down. He decided to jump down and cross over both rail lines to get to the ill man. “You just don’t think. You just do,” Pinzon tells Channel 4. Another man also jumped down to help but turned back. With the help of another man on the platform, Pinzon hoisted the ill man up. “The guy needed help. You just go out and do it,” he says. If either...
Read More

Happy Birthday Navy – Oct 13th 1775

The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775, by authorizing the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. The legislation also established a Naval Committee to supervise the work. All together, the Continental Navy numbered some fifty ships over the course of the war, with approximately twenty warships active at its maximum strength. Photo # NH 85210-KN: Continental Ship Columbus bringing in the British brig Lord Lifford, 1776. Painting by W. Nowland Van Powell After the American War for Independence, Congress sold the surviving ships of the Continental Navy and released the seamen and officers. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1789, empowered Congress “to provide and maintain a navy.” Acting on this authority, Congress ordered the construction and manning of six frigates in 1794, and the War Department administered naval...
Read More

Sheep Dog National Office Grand Opening

The Sheep Dog Impact Assistance National Office recently relocated to the Center for Nonprofits at St Mary’s in Rogers, Arkansas. Our grand opening took place on Oct 1st. We are excited to be located at the Center for Nonprofits and look forward to our new found ability to expand our support operations and educate more people about the Sheep Dog mission. Also, we look forward to sharing our story with fellow nonprofits at the CFN and learning from their experiences. Already we have teamed up with the CFN and two other organizations to sponsor a Turkey Trot 5K Charity Run on Thanksgiving Day. This will bring awareness to the CFN and launch the Sheep Dog Holiday Season benefiting Sheep Dogs in Need. We will write more about this later, but as of now we plan on adopting several Sheep Dog families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check back with us in the coming days if you are interested in adopting or assisting with the...
Read More