Join us for SDIA’s Outdoor Celebration
October 9, 2021
Village on the Creeks – Rogers, AR
Doors Open 4:30pm
Program Begins 6:30pm
VIP Reception 9:00-10:00pm
Join us for a night of celebrating 11 years of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance and our nation’s heroes!
Over the past 11 years, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) has grown into a national 501c3 nonprofit. With your help, SDIA has been able to engage, assist and empower thousands of Sheep Dogs in need by helping them #GetOffTheCouch. This is accomplished through our three programs:
- Outdoor Adventures to engage them with camaraderie and healing;
- Warrior PATHH training to assist them in learning to transform their struggle into strength; and
- Continued Service where Sheep Dogs are empowered to discover the power of “Helping is Healing” as they serve others through Disaster Response Missionst and community service.
The Celebration will be held in the courtyard area between the shops, and will also have Sheep Dog vehicles and family-friendly activities in the parking lot. We’ll have silent and live auctions, music, a picnic-style dinner, and FIREWORKS!
Thank you for making the missions of SDIA possible! Please join us on October 9th and Celebrate a wonderful 11 years of SDIA and our nation’s heroes!
SGT Sergio Trejo, US Army (Ret.)
Purple Heart Recipient
Sergio is a long-time SDIA member who was severely wounded on his second deployment to Iraq; doctors first thought his paralysis would be permanent, but he regained all function in his arms and legs. But he – like many injured Veterans – had lost what he thought was his sole purpose in life. After years of rehabilitation, anger and struggle, Sergio was challenged to go SCUBA diving – and through that challenge, he found his purpose. He founded Tre Charters LLC and Operation Til Valhalla, and now helps fellow combat-wounded warriors #GetOffTheCouch on fishing and SCUBA diving trips outside Galveston, TX.
Sergio has been part of SDIA since nearly the beginning, and we are thrilled to have him with us as we celebrate TEN years of helping Sheep Dogs #GetOffTheCouch.
Guest of Honor
SGT Noah Galloway, US Army Veteran
Purple Heart Recipient
SGT Noah Galloway, a Birmingham, Alabama native, joined the Army because of the September 11 terrorist attacks. From the moment he joined, he loved his job and knew he’d retire an old Army guy or die in combat. However, in 2005 – just three months into his second tour of duty fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Humvee he was driving hit an improvised explosive device, throwing the 9,000 lb heavily armored vehicle across the road and into a canal. Noah lost his left arm above the elbow, his left leg above the knee, and suffered numerous other injuries requiring a lengthy and painful recovery and rehabilitation. But he had lost more than two limbs…he had lost his purpose…the job he loved. For five years he was in a deep depression and self-medicated with alcohol. When he finally accepted his losses and focused on what he had, Noah was able to fight his way out of his depression. In 2014 he was named the Men’s Health “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy“, and went on to become a finalist in Season 20 of “Dancing with the Stars”, placing third with dancer Sharna Burgess. Their contemporary dance chronicles his journey after accepting his life-changing injuries. Noah is now a motivational speaker and author; his book, “Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier” was published in August 2016.
Tracy Dufault – US Army Veteran and Walmart SVP Merchandising Operations-Food
Tracy Dufault is a 1993 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the US Army as an Aviator, Armed Scout OH-58D, one of the first women selected for this track. Tracy was also the first female pilot in her unit at Fort Drum, and the first female to be selected as a DES Instructor Pilot and Team Leader. She then went on to the 101st Airborne Division, where she became the first female Cavalry Commander, serving as Condor 6 for C/2-17 CAV. While attending Harvard Business School, Tracy was promoted to Major and transitioned off active duty, finishing her career in the Army Reserves in Bristol, RI, in 2004. She also received her MBA from Harvard in 2004.
Madison Watkins is a Fayetteville, Arkansas, native that has made it to the big stages in the music industry. She has had an album on the top 15 of the iTunes charts, is getting more than 2 billion views on TikTok, and has opened concerts for Elle King, Gwen Stefani, Jason Durulo, and many others. Her new song “Blinded” was featured on this year’s season of “Love Island USA” and is rapidly streaming on all music platforms. Watkins finished as a top finalist in this year’s American Idol line-up. Watkins was also the face of Aussie Haircare in 2020 and has now worked with brands such as Netflix, Puma, Bose, Jack in the Box, and others.
Madison has a heart for giving back to the community. She has performed at DDX3X Day for special needs children, started a non profit for children called “The Glow Movement,” and has partnered with many others to say “thank you” to her home state of Arkansas.
Similar to the lawn section at the AMP, bring your favorite outdoor blanket to sit on and enjoy the show! There will be two sections: VIP and General Admission.
–There is limited Lawn Chair/Wheelchair seating along the perimeter of each. Email JLingo@SheepDogIA.org asap to reserve your space.