Folks, OATH has a great event coming up on Memorial Day weekend at Rooters Bar…….the 3rd Annual OATH Memorial Day Bash !!!
The official timeline for the weekend’s events will soon be published, but be prepared to enjoy such fun as Live Music (Saturday night with Blackbird Anthem and Sunday night with Seth Keiffer), a BBQ Cookoff, a Silent Auction, a Live Auction, and a Vendor Village.
The 3rd Annual OATH Memorial Day Bash will be a phenomenal event that will conclude #OPERATION609, an effort aimed at raising awareness for the 609 Texas Heroes  who have given their lives in defense of our nation during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The OATH Founder & Executive Director, Gary Bartels, will walk the distance of one standard track lap (400 meters) for every Hero from the state of Texas that has fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.  Our mighty state has lost 609 brave souls (to date), so Gary will be knocking out 152.25 miles over the course of five days. Gary will start walking from a point in or around Dayton, TX on Tuesday, 22 MAY 2018 at 600pm, and will aim to finish on Sunday, 27 MAY 2018 at 1200pm, at Rooster’s Bar in Dayton, TX.  He’ll follow this schedule:
WALK — TUE 600pm – WED 1200pm
REFIT — WED 1200pm – 600pm
WALK — WED 600pm – THU 1200pm
REFIT — THU 1200pm – 600pm
WALK — THU 600pm – FRI 1200pm
REFIT — FRI 1200pm – 600pm
WALK — FRI 600pm – SAT 1200pm
REFIT — SAT 1200pm – 600pm
WALK — SAT 600pm – SUN 1200pm
If you’d like to walk with Gary at some point and become part of the fundraising effort, please reach out to him at [email protected], and he will tell you the requirements for this year’s event.  We have some lofty goals for this year, and we need a commitment from every Walker that wishes to walk with Gary.   Following the event and once all the collections are tallied, there will be awards and recognition for those Walkers raising the most via their individual fundraising, so let’s make it a friendly competition and raise lots of money to support lots of heroes !!! 
Awards will be broken down as such:
$100 – $299 — Appreciation Certificate
$300 – $499 — Appreciation Certificate, Engraved Eagle Award
$500 – $999 — Appreciation Certificate, Engraved Eagle Award, $100 Gift Card
$1000+ — Appreciation Certificate, Engraved Eagle Award, $100 Gift Card, Invitation to join OATH on a Hog Hunt with some OATH Registered Veterans !!!
As previously mentioned, at the conclusion of the walk on Sunday, OATH will be hosting the gathering at Rooster’s Bar.  Please come join us for an awesome day of FUN and REMEMBRANCE, and an opportunity to meet some of our OATH Registered Veterans.  It will be a day to remember !!!
Finally, if your company or business wants to be a sponsor at the 3rd Annual OATH Memorial Day Bash on May 26-27, that opportunity is available.  For only $100, we will place your company or business logo on a custom made 5′ x 10′ banner that will be displayed the day of the event for all of our visitors to see !!!  If interested in sponsoring, please contact Gary at [email protected], and you can discuss paying electronically or by check.  BE ADVISED ——- The deadline for sponsorship registration is Friday, May 25 !!!
Thanks for all of your continued amazing support, folks, and we genuinely hope to see yall on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27 at Rooster’s Bar in Dayton, TX !!!