2017 Softball for Armed Services Tournament

 

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Floyd Softball will host the 3rd Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament Saturday, June 10 and Sunday June 11 at the Floyd Softball Fields at Chautauqua Park Sioux City, IA.  Teams from across the Midwest are invited to compete with 100% of the tournament proceeds being donated to Support Siouxland Soldiers, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, support and care-packages to our Siouxland Veterans, deployed Troops and Military families.

Saturday will include a special ceremony to honor our Siouxland Veterans with great food, music, raffles, prizes, kids games, bouncy houses, IZZON Photo Booth and more. The grill and concessions will also be available all weekend with specials and Military discounts.

The cost to register a team is $125 (100% of the proceeds will benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers) To register a team please visit the Facebook page: Floyd Softball or Support Siouxland Soldiers for details or call 279-0248 or email Rita parkerfloyd618@gmail.com Deadline to register is Friday, June 6, 2016.

For more information about Support Siouxland Soldiers please visit www.supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com

2017 Cardinal Honor Run Becomes an Official Event of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial

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The second annual Cardinal Honor Run, a 10k, 5k and Fun Run/Walk, will raise funds to provide food, shelter and support for Veterans and Military families of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The Cardinal Honor Run is an official event of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood.

The event will kick-off the Cardinal Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. This fundraising event, sponsored by Siouxland Federal Credit Union and Cardinal Days, will begin and end at Scenic Park, Riverview Dr. in South Sioux City, NE and will cross over the Missouri River on the Veterans Memorial Bridge into Sioux City.

The registration fee to participate is $30 and includes an official Cardinal Honor Run t-shirt. Youth ages 12 and under are free and may have the option to purchase an event t-shirt for $8.00. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register early at CardinalHonorRun.com

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Siouxland Federal Credit Union, 3000 Plaza Dr. in South Sioux City, NE.

100% of the proceeds from this event will stay local and benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers, a non-profit organization that supports our local Veterans and Military families with care-packages, housing assistance and food assistance.

To sponsor the event and have your name or business name listed on the official event  t-shirt, please send your $100 check to Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102 Sioux City, IA 51104 or online donations are accepted at SupportSiouxlandSoldiers.com

 

BECOME A CARDINAL HONOR RUN SPONSOR!
Email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com or Call Sarah at (712) 541-8020.

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Valentine Care-Pack

Do you have a deployed loved one and would like to send them some care-packages for Valentine’s Day? Join us Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to send your Soldier some Love! We are collecting items from the Community to go in the care-packages such as beef jerky, protein bars, tuna pouches and powdered drink mix. Help us collect items by organizing a food drive at your place of business, church, school or right at home! Download the collection flyer below to print and post with your collection box and email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com to schedule a drop-off time prior to Feb. 4. Also check out this Awesome PSA produced by Amanda, an Audio Engineering Student at Western Iowa Tech (there’s two versions of the commercial below) and keep your ears peeled for it on the radio! Now let’s rally your Troops to send some Love to the Siouxland Deployed Troops this Valentine’s Day!

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2017 Military Ladies Night!

Calling all Ladies of the Military! (That includes Women Veterans, Service Members, Wives, Moms and Adult Daughters!) Join us Thursday, January 12th 2017 for a 1st Class Fun Night Out with food, entertainment, prizes, pampering stations, painting & craft workshops, shopping, photo booth and more! Dinner will be served buffet style so you can come and go and eat when you please! Bring cash for shopping and the bar everything else is included in your $10 admission. You may also bring one lady guest to join you. Just choose 2 tickets and register together under your name. You’ve served, now it’s our turn to serve you!

We are also seeking event sponsors to help us give these deserving Ladies a fabulous night out!
Scroll down to check out the sponsors perks. Click here to join our growing list of sponsors!

Tickets available at http://militaryladiesnight.com/
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Support Siouxland Soldiers Presents their 10th Annual Holidays for our Heroes Event!

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Support Siouxland Soldiers is hosting our 10th Annual Holidays for our Heroes event! Siouxland Veterans and Military Families are invited to join us for an evening of Holiday Fun on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m at Liberty Elementary! This is a free event to honor and serve our Heroes and their families for their service and sacrifices! (Please provide proof of service upon arrival)
We are excited to Honor you!

 

– Support Siouxland Soldiers will be catering in a Holiday dinner with all the fixin’holidaysforheroes2016s and distributing holiday groceries;
– Santa and his crew will be distributing gifts and toys to all of the Military children in attendance;
– The Elks Club will hand out the remaining winter gear to the kids;
– Massages provided by Main Street Massage;
– Haircuts will be provided by Haircuts by Becky;
– The Micah Project will have gently used clothing and coats to give;
– Veteran Serving Agencies and Organizations will have booths to distribute resources and information – organized by Operation Engage America

 

If your Hero is currently deployed we hope that you will still join us! You are also welcome to pack a care-package for your service member on Sat. Nov. 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at our office at 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102. Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide the snacks and hygiene items, the shipping materials and will pay to ship your box! All you need to bring is their address and special items that you would like to send eg. photos, cards, special snacks Please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com if you plan to attend so that we can pick-up enough shipping supplies and snacks for the boxes.

 

This Holiday Season Help Us Honor Our Siouxland Veterans and Military Families
by sponsoring a Military family. A gift of only $25 will help provide four holiday dinners, a box of groceries and gifts for a Siouxland Military family.
Or mail your donation check to:
Support Siouxland Soldiers
1551 Indian Hills Dr. Ste 102
Sioux City, IA 51104

Operation Warming Hearts Event provides Help on the Homefront for Siouxland Veterans and Military Families

[Sioux City, IA] – In honor of Veteran’s Day, Support Siouxland Soldiers is partnering with the American Red Cross, the Elks Club and Operation Engage America to provide a little “Help on the Homefront” for our Siouxland Veterans and Military families. Operation Warming Hearts will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr.

All Veterans and Military families are invited to attend this free event which will provide a free dinner, a box of groceries, winter gear for Military kids and a resource fair.

Volunteers may use this link to sign-up to help during the event: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B48A8AD2CA4F94-operation

For more information please email  siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

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Support Siouxland Soldiers is asking Siouxland to collect items for 200 care-packages

PRESS RELEASE: Support Siouxland Soldiers Hosts Care-package Event to Support 200 Deployed Service Members

[Sioux City, Iowa] – With several groups of deployed Service Members from the Siouxland area, Support Siouxland Soldiers will be packing and sending up to 200 care-packages over the next several months. Support Siouxland Soldiers is asking for the Community’s support in collecting items to be included in the care-packages. Local businesses, churches, organizations and families are encouraged to collect items such as protein bars, tuna pouches, trail mix, baby wipes, crossword puzzles and more. Please see attached flyer.
Items may be dropped off at Support Siouxland Soldiers on Wednesday, July 27th between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Support Siouxland Soldiers is located at 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102. Sioux City, IA 51104 (Located next door to Contemporary Dance Studio and Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes) Or email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com for other drop-off arrangements.
Family members and friends of the deployed service members as well as volunteers will then be invited to customize care-packages for their loved ones. To receive more information about how you can send a care-package to a family member who is deployed please email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com.
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June & July Events!

Email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com to join our mailing list and receive upcoming event notices like these:

Please join us for a Free event for Veterans, Military Families and the Siouxland Community this Saturday:
Operation Engage America Resource Fair
Saturday, June 18th
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Long Lines Center, 401 Gordon Dr.
See attached flyer
Support Siouxland Soldiers will be handing out gift cards to Veterans and is sponsoring speaker, Abigail Calkin, Author of “The Soul of My Soldier”
Additional Veteran serving organizations will also be in attendance.
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Please join us for Waffles for Warriors:
Wed. June 29
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide free waffles and coffee for Veterans and their families at 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102
See attached flyer
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Free Baseball Clinic & Tailgate for Military families
Sponsored by Support Siouxland Soldiers
Saturday, August 20
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Free Tailgate for Military families prior to the game
Military vehicles provided by US Army Reserves
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Location: Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park, Home of the Sioux City Explorers

Call (712) 277-WINS to sign-up

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Mark your calendars for the next Grocery Event:
Stand Down Event – Sponsored by the VA and Vet Center
Friday, August. 26
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr.
Support Siouxland Soldiers will be distributing free groceries and gift cards. (First come, first served) Please provide proof of service. A meal will also be provided and additional Veteran serving organizations will be in attendance.
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Thrivent Financial & Explorer’s Heroes Game
Sunday, July 3rd
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Location: Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park, Home of the Sioux City Explorers

The evening will feature a post-game fireworks display by Lantis Fireworks; a game-worn camouflage jersey auction; Military humvee and equipment provided by the US Army Reserves; live performance of the National Anthem, along with an array of giveaways provided by Thrivent Financial and raffle items!
Adult Tickets begin at $8. For tickets call: (712) 277-WINS

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Rally for our Troops: Large Care-Pack Event!
With over 180 recently deployed Troops, Support Siouxland Soldiers is planning one of our largest care-pack events to date. While the event details are still in the planning stages, we need your help in collecting snacks and hygiene items to go into the packages. Download the attached flyer with a list of the most requested items that you can share with your employer, church, social group, family or friends! We want to see Siouxland Rally Up for our Troops! Take photos of what you’ve collected and share on our Facebook page at Support Siouxland Soldiers. If you have a deployed loved one, join us to help pack by emailing us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide all of the shipping materials and will pay to ship the packages. Thank you for helping us honor and serve our Siouxland Veterans and their families at this great time of need!