On Sept. 21, 434 enthusiastic supporters participated in our fourth annual Faces of Freedom: Midland Sporting Clays Tournament, presented by Core Lab and EOG Resources. The popular event took place at Windwalker Farms Sporting Clays near Midland, Texas, and raised more than $317,000. Proceeds from Faces of Freedom benefit Operation Freedom, a program of FSD that was developed to help veterans and military personnel with disabilities regain their independence.
Following the competition, participants enjoyed lunch and an auction, and heard from Tom, a U.S. Army veteran who served two years in Iraq and returned home with post-traumatic stress (PTS). Last December, Tom and his service dog, Norwin, graduated from FSD’s Operation Full Circle program for veterans with PTS and traumatic brain injury. Today, Norwin helps reduce Tom’s anxiety in public so that he can go more places with his children. He also helps Tom sleep better by nudging him awake from the recurring nightmares that have resulted in more than a decade of sleep loss.
Since 2013, Faces of Freedom tournaments in Midland and Denver have raised more than $2 million to help veterans like Tom. Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support!