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EVENTS

JULY 2023

American Brawn Heroes Gala

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Sat. July 29th, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

American Brawn’s annual fundraiser celebrating the women and men in our military and first responder departments will be held Saturday evening July 29th, 2023 at Central Park in Grinnell, IA. A social-30 will begin at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00 and BLUES CONCERT with the talents of the Heath Alan Band beginning at 7:00. This event is held annually to respectfully pay tribute to our amazing USA Veterans, Military Personnel, and First Responders and to raise funds for the purchase of life-saving equipment for first responder departments. It will include the honorable presence of many of those we are paying tribute to.

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AUGUST 2022

2022 American Brawn Heroes Gala

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Sat. August 6th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our 2022 fundraiser marked another resounding success for American Brawn fundraising. With the addition of the JPK Fund/Grinnel Mental Health Consortium as a key event sponsor, Internationally renowned comedian Lee Cole was brought in for hilarious professional entertainment. Fun competitive games and a live auction again brought great excitement and successful fundraising to the evening.

JULY 2022

2022 American Brawn Statewide Bags Championship

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Our annual American Brawn Statewide Bags Championship is held at various central lowa locations including NASCAR's lowa Speedway in Newton, IA prior to a race, at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel in Altoona, IA or at the lowa State Fair. Qualifying competitions are held at locations around the state drawing many of the most talented throwers in the state, and beyond. Following those qualifying competitions around the state, teams come together to determine the year's champions amidst thousands of spectators.

AUGUST 2021

2021 American Brawn Heroes Gala

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The 2021 HEROES Gala came back to a fully live in-person event as the COVID-19 pandemic had subsided a fair amount. A Facebook auction of donated items kicked off the bidding which finished up the evening of the event. DJ Ben Latimer spun tunes in the background and MC'd the evening culminating in an exciting, hilariously successful live auction of large items.

JULY 2021

2021 American Brawn Statewide Bags Championship

November 14, 2020

2020 “Living Our Lives” Forum on Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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On average, 22 US soldiers take their lives every day. Veterans, Military personnel and First Responders face severe stress, PTSD and mental anguish in the process of serving their country and communities. This event served to raise awareness of this and aid in the detection and prevention of suicide throughout our society. We had inspiring presenters including a Psychologist, a Healthy Living expert, Retrieving Freedom service dog agency, County Sheriff and a US AF Veteran with the Prairie Star Residency program. To gain coping mechanisms, how to spot signs of mental illness and suicide triggers and how & where to get immediate assistance go to our Youtube Page to view videos form this awesome event.

WATCH SUICIDE PREVENTION VIDEOS

AUGUST 2020

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Event for Stop Soldier Suicide

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Statewide Bags Tournament & Bag Olympics

April 2020

American Brawn HEROES Gala

The 2020 HEROES Gala was converted to a Virtual affair due to the impacts of the CORONA-19 Pandemic. A Facebook-Live presentation and auction were held. Many auction items were donated and “attendees” generously bid on the items throughout the event. This fundraiser celebrating the women and men in our military and first responder departments is held annually to respectfully pay tribute to the amazing United States of America's Veterans, Military Personnel and First Responders and includes the honorable presence of many of those we are paying tribute to.

December 14, 2019

Living Our Lives Forum on Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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