Honoring Veterans & First Responders Who Continue to Serve

The 6th Annual Heroes Among Awards, a program of Bethany’s Gait Ranch, honor those who have served in uniform and continue to give back through volunteering in the Quad Cities area. There are five categories for honoring heroes: military (active, reserve or veteran), first responder (any agency; active or retired), military spouse, first responder spouse, and organization. Nominations related to those who are volunteering with organizations serving military, first responders, and/or horses are especially encouraged but not required.

Nomination Period Closed


The awards will be presented at a celebration on Thursday, October 26 at Windmill House in Chino Valley. In addition to the awards presentation, the event will include dinner, a live and silent auction, and a keynote speech by Capt. John Burnham, US Navy Seal (ret) and former Deputy Assistant Director of Defense.
Tickets are $350 per individual or $2500 for a table of eight.

Sponsors and auction items are also being sought for the event. Businesses and individuals who are interested in being part of this special event should contact Cristi Rose at 928-499-9442 or crose@bethanysgait.org

Nominations accepted June 1 – August 18

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  • Lt Col David “Weirdo” Weir Military Award #1 – Charlie Koon, USAF Veteran

  • Lt Col David “Weirdo” Weir Military Award #2 – George Morse, USAF Veteran

  • Sgt Rick Lopez First Responder Award #1 – Paige LeForte, Spectrum Crisis Intervention

  • Sgt. Rick Lopez First Responder Award #2 – John Hanna, Prescott PD

  • Delissa Gardner Blair Military Spouse Award – Catherine Koon, USAF Spouse

  • First Responder Spouse Award – April Hepperle, Prescott Valley PD Spouse

  • Organization Award – Mike & Angie Boitnott, Veteran Crane Construction


Diamond Spur Presenting Sponsor – Veteran Crane 

Gold Spur – Bob’s C.A.R.

Gold Spur – Spectrum Healthcare

Gold Spur – Start Moving On Counseling

Also thanks to The Great Commission who is a Gold Spur Sponsor this year.