The Heroes Gala is Almost Here!

The Heroes Gala is Almost Here!

We are so excited for this year's Heroes Gala and hope you are, too! The Heroes Gala is an amazing evening where to honor our nation's heroes and celebrate all SDIA has accomplished in the previous year - and in 2018 we were able to engage, assist and empower more of our veterans and first responders to #GetOffTheCouch than ever before. Our Guest Speaker will be USMC Cpl Nick Perales, one of our first two Sheep Dogs sponsored for an outdoor adventure. After his injury, he took to sitting on the couch, playing video games, gained weight, and lost his purpose in life. Participating in SDIA's first outdoor adventure reignited in him a desire to #GetOffTheCouch and make a difference. You won't want to miss hearing his inspirational story. Cpl Perales will be joined by Guests of Honor Debbie Lee, Gold Star Mother & founder of America's Mighty Warriors, and Cpl Liam...
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SDIA’s 6th Annual Heroes Gala to Help Veterans, First Responders  Get Off The Couch

SDIA’s 6th Annual Heroes Gala to Help Veterans, First Responders Get Off The Couch

  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) will host their 6th Annual Heroes Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 5:30-11:00PM at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. This year’s Heroes Gala will include a limited-seating VIP Reception at 4:30pm, followed by a social hour and silent auction bidding, a short ceremony, dinner and dancing. Awards to honor those Sheep Dogs who have lived out the SDIA motto, “Helping Others is a Way of Life,” will be presented to Military, Law Enforcement, and Fire & Rescue “Sheep Dogs of the Year.” Funds raised during the evening will be used to help more of our nation's Sheep Dogs #GetOffTheCouch with SDIA’s Disaster Response and Outdoor Adventure programs.   Guest speaker, SSgt Jose Sanchez (USMC, Ret.), and emcee, Cpl Aaron P. Mankin (USMC, Ret.), will entertain and inspire attendees with their life stories and anecdotes throughout the evening. SSgt Sanchez is an active SDIA member who suffered severe injuries as a Marine in October...
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