The Veterans Ranch Diamonds & Boots Gala
Friday from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Hey Y'all, welcome to The Veterans Ranch Diamonds and Boots Gala. This is a dinner to help raise funds for The Veterans Ranch to grow and expand it's equine therapy services in Polk County. This event is going to be held at the RP Funding Center 701 W Lime St, Lakeland, Florida 33815. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the event will finish around 10pm. This is an opportunity for you to kick up your boots and have a great time. This is not a black tie event. Suits and ties, and elegant dresses are just as welcome as your best pair of Lucchese boots and your best Stetson hat. Food Options: -Delicious Garlic Petite Filet - Sweet Tea Brined Chicken - Sauteed Green Beans -Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes - Decadent Cheesecake - There will be a cash bar with Top Shelf Beverages - Amazing DJ & Dance Floor Speakers: Bob Asztalos Deputy Executive Director Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, State Representative & Navy Veteran Sam Killebrew, and Board Member, Vietnam Veteran & Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Don "DOC" Ballard. All proceeds from the event go towards the non-profit and are tax deductible. Parking is $10 at the event.
help us raise funds to help Veterans with PTSD!
Too many Veterans are suffering from PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and are choosing to end their own lives. We often hear the phrase “22 a day,” referring to the number of Veterans that commit suicide daily. Unfortunately, the number is climbing. The most recent statistics show 44 a day.
During their time in service, many Veterans were exposed to trauma like:
In 2017, The Veterans Ranch was formed to end Veteran suicide to help those suffering from PTSD. We assist Veterans and their families through Equine Therapy, a range of treatments involving activities with horses to promote physical and mental health.
Please help us so we can help our Veterans. We're holding a gala to raise awareness and raise funds for our flagship ranch. We've been offering equine therapy through other people's ranches but it's time for The Veterans Ranch to have a headquarters ranch, a beacon of light and safety for Veterans who need our help.