The Biggest Diamonds & Dog Tags Benefit

Mike Foss

August 15, 2023

Diamonds & Dog Tags was the most successful benefit of its six years of existence. Held at the Reunion Country Club in Madison, Mississippi. With over 190 people crowded into the room, we were able to raise enough funds to host 4 Bonfire retreats. While the most attendees were Mississippians there were people in the crowd from California, Colorado, New York, South Carolina and Texas. Joining us were six Purple Hearts and their spouses, our entire staff and the majority of our Board of Directors and a good number of our supporters.

A huge thanks to all those volunteers, led by Shannon Watt, who worked tirelessly for months to make everything just right! We could not have accomplished what we did without y’all. Other thanks go out to Joey Jones, Purple Heart recipient and FOX News contributor for the inspirational speech and the auctioning off of some signed copies of his books. Thanks also go to Scott Burns of 7 Days for the Troops for your fundraising help.

Our generous sponsors were also instrumental in making this Diamond & Dog Tags a powerful event. Thanks to Vehicles for Veterans, Key Constructors, Pruet Oil, Outback Steakhouse, Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits, Titos Vodka, May & Company, Cadence Insurance, RJ Young, Atmos Energy, Cadence Bank, Service Specialists, Scott Equipment, Teller-Chaney-Hassel & Hopson, Beechwood Restaurant, Colonel Kevin Brown, AC Hotel Ridgeland Jackson & Cathead Distillery.

We are already planning Diamonds & Dog Tags and may have a surprise location in 2024!