Heroes Gala 2020

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This event is non-refundable.

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As a growing influence in the Jacksonville community, we at Operation New Uniform (ONU) would like to invite you to join us in giving back to our Veterans at our premiere event, the Seventh Annual Heroes Gala featuring guest speaker Johnny Joey Jones on December 5, 2020 at 6:00pm. The event will be located at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.

The Heroes Gala is ONU’s premier annual fundraiser where supporters, donors, and ONU Alumni come together to celebrate the organizations achievements and spotlight our successes. The 2020 Heroes Gala will be an elegant evening transporting you back to the romance of 1950's Florida.

The in person portion of the event event is inclusive of a Raffle, Swisher Cigar Bar, premium Hors d’ Oeuvres, Live and Silent Auctions, Cocktails, Music and so much more.

If you attend the virtual portion of the event, our first 100 Jacksonville local households will receive a beautiful "party in a box", aimed at giving you the full gala experience, at home. You will receive beautiful bottle of wine, stemless wine glasses and treats that will make you feel like you are right there in the room. Your program will be minimum of 1 hour but feel free to enjoy the pre & post keynote festivities along with us.

When you attend virtually your ticket purchase directly benefits each of the Veterans we serve. Did you know the Operation New Uniform™ program is FREE for Veterans who are accepted? But that doesn’t mean it’s free to operate; as a grassroots organization, we rely on the generosity and support of our community to support our mission. Through your attendance, you are personally grabbing the hand of an ONU veteran and walking them through their transition.

Our program for the evening is aimed at honoring and celebrating the amazing men and women Veterans that we serve here at Operation New Uniform.

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Johnny “Joey” Jones is a retired United States Marine and Fox News Contributor. Jones grew up in the industrial textile town of Dalton in Northwest Georgia where he was a standout high football player, honors student and worked for his father, a brick mason. Jones’ is the product of a large extended family of very modest means and attributes his grandfather and two paternal uncles as father figures.

Enduring two combat deployments (Iraq and Afghanistan) and eight years of active service in the Marine Corps; Staff Sergeant Jones suffered a life-changing injury while deployed to Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD/Bomb) Technician. The 2010 IED-related incident resulted in the loss of both of his legs above the knee and severe damage to his right forearm and both wrists. Since his recovery, Jones has dedicated his work towards improving the lives of all veterans and their families.

Currently, Jones serves as a senior policy advisor to many military initiatives and VSOs. He also shares his experiences as a motivational speaker and leadership consultant. Most recently Jones co-designed and piloted a Warrior Week military transition program as the senior advisor to military programming at Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground.

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We have several sponsorship levels if you or your company is interested in participating.

Contact us at: (904) 328.1600 or email michele@onuvets.org

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Every single virtual ticket purchaser will receive an entry into an exclusive virtual attendee ONLY raffle.

You will receive a luxurious bottle of 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon & a TWO NIGHT STAY in the Lagoon Room at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort ✨

This raffle item is valued at over $575 and will be for 1 attendee. The winner will be announced during the virtual portion of the event and you must be online to claim.

In case you missed it, here is a video from our Keynote speaker in 2019, Oliver North.