Featured Events

At Hope For The Warriors, your safety is our top priority, especially with the ongoing impact of COVID-19. We encourage event participants to follow the CDC’s safety guidelines, as well as state and local guidelines concerning COVID. Let’s stay safe and protect others as we gather to support HOPE!

That’s why Hope For The Warriors means so much to me and my husband. It not only made it possible for me to study art, it gave me a safe place to share my experience with others going through something similar. It even helped me understand what my husband and I need to care for ourselves and each other.

—Military Caregiver Sarah Dale

May
30
Thu
Kayak for the Warriors Warrior Reception and Auctions @ NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kayak for the Warriors Warrior Reception and Auctions @ NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

On Thursday evening May 30, 2019, at 6:00 PM, the annual Warrior Reception with its two auctions (Live and Silent) will be held at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.This event, which especially honors our combat wounded, is also intended to recognize all of our veterans.

This is a delightfully entertaining evening for everyone. For an admission fee of $10, you gain admittance to the aquarium and all its exhibits and are invited to enjoy some of the finest food our local restaurants provide. One serving of beer or wine is included, as is unlimited water or soda. Additional wine/beer can be purchased for $2 per serving.

Please stroll through the galleries and take a few minutes to place a bid on one of the silent auction items.The Silent Auction will feature 100 items by local artists and craftsmen as well as items donated by local merchants. We will also have raffle tickets for sale, for a chance at some unique items.

Additionally, there will be a Live Auction featuring the antics of “Auctioneers on Deck” in the Aquarium Auditorium. There will be another 25 or so large ticket items in the Live Auction.
Last year these items included a kayak, beach cruiser, football tickets, hotels and vacation, golf outings, hang gliding, professional services, a beautiful hand-made quilt, fabulous stained glass, wooden art pieces and more. This year will feature the same caliber of items. Please plan to take your items home on the night of the auction as we will be charging a $20 holding fee per item to transport & hold the items at Town Hall.

We look forward to a fun evening, with entertainment, great auction items, good food and friends. We hope you participate generously for the benefit of our combat wounded.

Jul
23
Thu
2020 Seats For Soldiers Bloomington, IL @ Corn Crib
Jul 23 @ 6:00 am – Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm
2020 Seats For Soldiers Bloomington, IL @ Corn Crib

We’re once again going to be out at the Corn Crib saving Seats for Soldiers to raise money for Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit that helps all branches of the military, from the enlisted, the deployed and our veterans, LOCAL to our listening area.  Hope For The Warriors has helped 371 Military/Veteran Families in Illinois giving over $21,000 in financial assistance to our local neighbors in 2019.

Starting July 23, 2020, at 6:00 am we will take our seats and broadcast from the Corn Crib in Normal for 36 straight hours to help those who have served our country. Any contribution you make, big or small, goes to benefit soldiers in need! The “Saved Seats” will be marked with an American Flag designating that seat saved for a member of our military.

107.7 & 92.1 The Bull, Cities 92.9, and Magic 99.5 are joining together again to support our Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families who sacrifice so much for us! 

Your gifts will begin being accepted as of April 15, 2020, by donating any amount below to Hope for the Warriors and save a seat for a soldier.

For each $5 donation that is made the guys will place a flag on a seat designating that seat “saved for a soldier” during the event this summer.