Forward March Inc. and the Joplin Outlaws Team Up

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About two months ago, the Joplin Outlaws reached out to FMI’s Joplin Director, Jimmy Burgess to put together and run Military Appreciation Night at Joe Becker Stadium. He happily accepted and took the reigns, leading the Outlaws to have their best showing this season and raising money for the Heartland Canines for Veterans. Heartland is a non-profit organization that helps place service dogs with Veterans who need them.

With an incredible show of support and love from the Joplin Community, fans poured into the seats to enjoy a fun filled night full of good baseball, service dogs, Veterans and good food. turkey legsRed’s House BBQ and Cheezies Pizza were in attendance feeding the masses and both contributed to Heartland.

The atmosphere was amazing as the Joplin Outlaws took on the Joplin All-Stars in a non-league game. The game started with a memorable first pitch made by service dog, Athena. She was sent in to pitch after the decision was made by Outlaw coach, Danny Weaver, when he noticed the Master Trainer, Tim Franks of On Command Canine Training needed the help of his service dog to complete the task.

Between the 2nd and 3rd innings fans got to see the product of hard work and dedication of both service dog and Veteran. Two dogs, Lucas and Rapha, after completing over 260 hours of training were partnered with their Veterans, Katie and Brad. They also had to complete over 40 hours of training before becoming Team Leaders over their HK9s.

Currently it costs in the ballpark of $7000 to properly train a service dog. If you would like to help, you can go to Heartland Canines for Veteran’s web page: http://www.heartlandcaninesforveterans.com.

Check out the First pitch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQZ6AgKmJH4

Check out the Graduation Ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx6HfhmVyKE

A special thanks to all those that made July 1st possible, including all of the vendors, contributors, the Joplin Outlaws, The Joplin Chamber of Commerce, fans and friends, thank you from Forward March Inc. and the Heartland Canines for Veterans.thank you heartland

Joplin Outlaws – Military Appreciation Night! – TONIGHT! – Saturday, July 1st

COME OUT TO SEE THE JOPLIN OUTLAWS TONIGHT

5pm Tonight

Military Appreciation Night

Come out and recognize your Joplin area Veterans and raise money for a great cause!

Tickets $5 at the door –  Veterans and under 12 FREE!

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Check out the Forward March Inc. YouTube page during the game to see video updates including the first pitch!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOzljl8jzGo-uN7V8gzrSw

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing With Our Heroes – San Antonio

Dancing With Our Heroes is a unique event that pairs Military Heroes (wounded warriors and veterans) with local Fred Astaire dance professionals to compete at a fund-raising Dancing Gala for the Fisher House Foundation and Grace After Fire on Friday, July 21st, 2017.
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Team Fred Astaire and Forward March Inc

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Happy Birthday – US Army!

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Today we celebrate our Army’s 242nd birthday.  Soldiers of character, the sons and daughters from across our proud nation, serve as the cornerstone of our Army.  As the world’s premier land force, they stand ready to defend this great Nation.  The Army colors have 189 campaign streamers marking battles from the Revolutionary War to today’s campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.  Nearly 185,000 soldiers are currently deployed in 140 different countries helping to protect our great nation, our allies, and our interests.  We cannot overstate how important our Army is to preserving our freedom and way of life.  Our nation is eternally grateful.

From all of us at Forward March Inc.

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Buffalo Run Casino Gives Back

A DSC_2240 Buffalo Run Veterans(1)Steve Bashore, General Manager of Buffalo Run Casino,  presented Director of Leader Development, Jimmy Burgess, Forward March Inc. with a check as a way of giving back to the local veteran community for their service and sacrifice to the country.

Buffalo Run has a great history of showing appreciation for Military Veterans, both for employment and in their customer base. This year, they have partnered with Forward March Inc. in sponsoring military-esque jerseys for the Joplin Outlaws Military Appreciation Night, July 1st at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin. After the game the jerseys, along with other items, will be auctioned off. All proceeds from that event are going to the Heartland Canines for Veterans, a non-profit organization that places service dogs with Veterans.

Forward March Inc. would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, to Steve Bashore, Jerry Venis, and Buffalo Run Casino for their support!

Joplin Outlaws Military Appreciation Night is July 1st at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin, MO. Doors open at 5pm. First pitch is at 7pm, performed by actual service dogs… you can’t miss it!

If you or your company would also like to sponsor the event, you can contact Jimmy Burgess @ 888-723-6223 x225. All proceeds go to the Heartland Canines for Veterans (501c).

 

 

 

 

Our Veterans Deserve More Than Remembrance — They Need Solutions!

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FMI May Recap – Team Joplin – Welcome Home Veterans Program

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May was a big month for Team FMI – Joplin as we kicked off our partnership with the City of Joplin, MO and the Joplin Welcome Home Veterans Program.  On May 15th, Joplin Mayor Michael Seibert recognized former military members and May Military Appreciation Month with a Mayoral Proclamation.  Representatives from 10 Veteran organizations, active, reserve and National Guard members were also in attendance for this memorable event.  The City of Joplin values it’s Veterans and is leading the charge in support of Veterans, and is great place for Veterans and their families.

Welcome to Joplin, Veterans!

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Thank you all for your support of our Veterans.  More to come on the City of Joplin’s Welcome Home Veterans Program sponsored by Forward March Inc.

 

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If you want more information about programs and events to recognize, support and assist Veterans contact Forward March Inc.  888-723-6223 ext 101 or email us at pvolpe@forwardmarchinc.com.  Thank you!