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Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is proud to announce that their 5th Annual Charity Ball will be on Sat., April 22, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa in Rogers, Arkansas.
This formal event gives you the opportunity to dress up, dine and dance, all while helping us honor our nation's Sheep Dogs - society's protectors, the men and women who have served or are currently serving in our military and first responder professions.
The evening's festivities will begin at 5PM with a social hour and silent auction bidding, followed by the opening ceremonies, dinner, and dancing.
We are honored to have USMC Corporal Aaron P. Mankin as our guest speaker. Cpl Mankin graduated with honors from Rogers High School in 2000 and joined the Marine Corp in 2003. Two years later, he deployed with Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Combat Correspondent (one who documents & reports on operations). He was wounded in 2005 when the amphibious assault vehicle he was in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the Syrian border. Six Marines died while 11 were injured, including Mankin, who had 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his hands, arms and face, as well as smoke inhalation injuries. Cpl Mankin currently lives in Northwest Arkansas with his two children and has become an advocate for veterans across the nation by sharing his story.
Another highlight of the evening is the presentation of awards to the Military, Law Enforcement, and Fire & Rescue Sheep Dogs of the Year, as well as other special recognition and awards.
Event Dress: Military/First Responders-Class A/Dress Uniform
Proceeds from the Charity Ball will fund SDIA programs, including their major 2017 Outdoor Adventure - Marine Corps Marathon & Adventure Weekend in Washington, DC.