On Sat., Sept. 12, SDIA Chapters held numerous Patriot Day events across the US.

The National Office & Northwest Arkansas Chapter held their 5th Annual Patriot Day event at the Bentonville Municipal Airport in Bentonville, Arkansas. They enjoyed fantastic weather and a crowd of an estimated 4,000. Attendees got to meet their local Sheep Dogs, see military and first responder vehicles and aircraft, rescue demonstrations, take helicopter rides, honored those who died on September 11, 2001,  and learned more about SDIA and their missions. After all was said and done, nearly $7,000 was raised for their Project Giving: Thanksgiving Meals program. To see photos from the event, visit the SDIA Facebook Album “2015 Patriot Day”.

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The Northwest Arkansas Chapter also held their first Golf Tournament on Mon., Sept. 14, at Shadow Valley Country Club. There were 13 four-man teams participating and included 12 Combat Wounded Veterans. Fantastic support and prizes poured in from Everett Chevrolet, Coleman, Cabela’s, ClifBar, and others. After expenses, about $1,000 was raised for our Project Giving: Thanksgiving Meals program. Participants had a great time and are excited to come back for next year’s event!

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Back to Saturday the 12th, SDIA’s Central AR Chapter held their first Patriot Day Trap Shoot at the Remington Gun Club. Participants had a great time learning the sport and excellent training by the range staff. The Chapter is looking forward to making this an annual event, so if you were unable to attend this year, mark your calendars for next year. More photos from the event can be seen in their “Patriot Day 2015″ Facebook Album.

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The Kansas Chapter‘s hosted its inaugural Patriot Day Car Show at the Kansas Expocentre and had a fantastic turnout. Over 500 people attended and 20 beautiful cars were on display. The Chapter raised just over $700 for their Project Giving: Thanksgiving Meals program and are excited to be able to help a number of Sheep Dog families in need this Thanksgiving. Next year promises to be even bigger and better!

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The St. Louis Chapter had their 2nd Annual Patriot Day WOD at CrossFit 26. Participants worked hard and the event was very successful – a handful of athletes even expressed interest in joining SDIA! Supplement Superstore provided athletes with necessary protein to gut through the WOD, and they also donated winners’ swag bags.

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SDIA’s Western NC Chapter held their first Patriot Day Charity WOD hosted by Gen X CrossFit. They honored two local heroes, LCpl. Jessie Cassada and Chief Warrant Terry Varnadore, both of whom were killed in Afghanistan while serving our country. Over 50 people participated in this year’s WOD with all proceeds going to benefit SDIA’s WNC Chapter. More photos from the event can be found on GenX Crossfit’s Facebook page.

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