Our first fundraiser and dinner was held in 2019 and was nothing short of amazing. Over 100 guests enjoyed a special night out to listen to veterans who worked with rescue horses during our pilot year. Our guests also met and heard from a WWII veteran who served in Gen. Patton's Third Army and is also a champion roper. We savored a locally-sourced, gourmet dinner, and guests won raffle and auction prizes that included firearms, an African Safari, original artwork and other prizes. The dinner was held at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho, to honor those who have served and protected our great country. The evening was filled with veterans who shared their experiences in combat and with horses.
Due to our current societal circumstances, our ability to prepare for and hold the Honor our Veterans Dinner in 2020 was stonewalled. We are, however, planning to hold another special evening, but it will be scheduled for 2021. If you would like to donate auction or raffle prizes, or if you can simply volunteer some time to help us organize this event, please contact us.
In 2019, our Guest of Honor was WWII Sgt. Bus Hudson, who served in Gen. Patton's Third Army from 1943 to 1945.
He also raised and trained horses his entire life, winning roping events at rodeos into his 70s.
We are honored to have Bus Hudson, "The Cowboy in a Soldier's Uniform," and his wife of 68 years, Louise, as our guests of honor at our 2019 dinner.
When you attend the Honor our Veterans Dinner, you are helping to make possible equine assisted therapeutic experiences for heroes who have served and protected America.
These equine experiences change the lives of veterans who are facing physical and emotional challenges.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 grand prize - a famous RF85 Treated Anderson M4 AR-15 rifle package (the only rifle in the world that never requires lubrication) valued at over $1200 and donated by Idaho Guns & Outdoors! We will update our site as soon as the next dinner is scheduled, and your chance to win is just a click away! Get your tickets and tax write-off today while supporting veterans and horses. Other prizes and auction items include an African Safari, original artwork, jewelry and much more.
To attend, please purchase a ticket or sponsor a table by using the order form below. Your purchase includes admission to the museum and silent auction, raffle ticket(s) to WIN THE FIREARM GIFT PACKAGE and dinner. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase.
Please contact us at [email protected]escue.org to sponsor this event with a donation or auction item, or if you would like to nominate a veteran to be honored.
Purchase Individual Tickets or Become a Corporate Sponsor
This site will be updated as soon as our next event is scheduled.
Single Admission - includes admission to the museum, auction and dinner for one, plus one raffle ticket - $65.00
Special Admission - includes admission to the museum, auction, and dinner for one, plus 5 raffle tickets - $75.00
Couples' Admission - includes admission to the museum, auction and dinner for two, plus 10 raffle tickets -$150
Corporate Sponsor - 1/2 table, includes admission and dinner for 4 people, logo on our website and program materials, plus 20 raffle tickets - $450
Corporate Sponsor - Full table, includes admission and dinner for 8 people, logo on our website and program materials, honorable mention in our veterans' video playing throughout the night and in our dinner speech, plus 40 raffle tickets and product promotion on our auction tables - $950
PRIZES & AUCTION ITEMS include firearms, an African safari, original artwork, a Blac Rac gun retention system, jewelry, custom cowboy boot framed art and much, much more!
Can't attend but want to help? There are a couple of ways you can help!
- If you would like to donate a dinner ticket to allow a veteran to attend, choose the "Sponsor a Veteran" option.
- If you contribute with a cash donation or raffle or auction item, we will add your logo to our website and program materials. Contact us to let us know.