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Sponsors & Partners


Do you have a heart for veterans and first responders?  Do you appreciate those who have stood on the line between the U.S. and tyranny (veterans) and those who’ve stood on the front lines here at home (police, fire fighters, EMT personnel)?  If you do, sponsor or partner with The Valkyrie Initiative to help these people and their families with issues of stress reduction and reintegration.

The September event will provide your organization or business name visibility by hundreds of people, branding you as veteran/first responder friendly. There will be speakers, vendors, exhibits of modalities used for education, training and stress reduction/PTSD, as well as food, games, music groups, demonstrations (a live chain saw sculpting and promotional drawing of the work of a veteran who traveled with the Vietnam Wall, for instance), celebrity book signings, SWAT operations exhibits, giveaways, and a live auction of an AR-15 from John Galletta of Brothers & Arms working with DS Arms, Inc, a 1911r from David Ryland and other prizes.

Partnering with Valkyrie or sponsoring our project will result in your name at the end of the song/video by Madison Rising (a patriot band recently featured on Fox and Friends), so that every time it is downloaded, your sponsorship will be there…every time Sheila steps on a stage or in front of a group or organization, you will be there also.

With different levels of sponsorship, your name will appear on our website and on each book in the series, as well as on a plaque on the property, identifying you as a founding supporter or partner.

A tax deductible donation of 500.00 will result in a listing in the programming of the event and in the book series as contributors.  Those donating 1000.00, and 1500.00 will receive that listing as well as one on the credits of the song and video.  Those contributing 2000.00 or more will have all the former exposure plus a listing on a plaque at the property as founding sponsors and a place on the website.

Those who contribute 5,000.00 or more will be listed as founders and partners in all communication and on all sites, in all speaking engagements and radio/TV spots.  Sheila L Stephens will begin a radio program in the next few weeks where she will educate the community about issues warriors and first responders face and provide solutions to them.  Partners will be showcased in the above areas and at every radio spot.  We also hope to have you alongside us in other ventures as we grow, helping those who have stood on the front lines between our nation, our people, and tyranny, both home and abroad.

We have so much planned, we hope that you will partner with us for years to come!  The synergy of our association will propel us both forward in our efforts to help veterans and first responders!  Thanks so much for your time!


Sponsors to Date


Judy Wilkins Smith

Judy Wilkins Smith

Judy Wilkins Smith, one of only a handful of people in the U.S. certified to train trainers in Integrative Systems Dynamics and Emotional Genetics, one of the modalities available at The Valkyrie Initiative for dealing with issues of integration and decompression from downrange, and someone who speaks and trains all over the world, Judy has become a sponsor of The Valkyrie Initiative. Her clients include individuals, groups, businesses and ‘Fortune 50’ corporations!  She is already a consultant/trainer with Valkyrie and will conduct workshops there, along with myself and others who’ve been trained by this exceptionally gifted professional. http://emotionalgenetics.com/

Joseph M Land’s Camp Liberty

Joseph M Land’s Camp Liberty has sponsored the September 24th event at the highest level of sponsorship.  We are looking forward to their facility being the spot for launching The Valkyrie Initiative, informing you of our programs, introducing you to our trainers and consultants, and revealing Dave Bray’s, performing with Madison Rising, new song to the world.  Amazing generosity Joseph M Land!  Thank you

This will also be the property on which Valkyrie will conduct training, education and other programs to help vets and first responders decompress from downrange and smoothly reintegrate into the home environment.  There will also be programs for their families as well as the public.




Valkyrie Partners


John Galletta of Brothers & Arms USA

John Galletta of Brothers & Arms USA in conjunction with DS Arms Inc. (Aerospace Defense) is building an AR-15 with a special trigger for The Valkyrie Initiative’s Launch Party and Celebration of Michael Adam’s Life. John’s clothing line is hugely successful and in many stores near you…Academy Sports for example…and DS Arms builds the finest firearms and accessories while providing the highest level of customer service. Their generosity is unmatched and greatly appreciated. We’re happy to have them partnered with The Valkyrie Initiative!

DS ARMS, Facebook


Brothersand Arms USA, Facebook


Dr. Parker Velargo

Dr. Parker Velargo is an exceptional surgeon and co-founder of the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA.  A member of a national program, Faces of Honor, partnering with The Valkyrie Initiative, Dr. Velargo will offer his services for disfigured or injured veterans and first responders who meet the criteria.  He was recently featured on a national TV show because of his ability to create ears for newborns without surgery…if treatment is initiated within the first 3 weeks of life.

New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

Elrod Mobility

Elrod Mobility – Jerry Elrod and his son have partnered with The Valkyrie Initiative to provide 5 to 6 motorized wheelchairs a year to veterans and first responders who need them.  One has already been delivered to a four war veteran in Georgia and second is being readied to send to a female veteran in Florida.  Elrod Mobility…a family owned and operated business is large enough to serve yet small enough to care. We see their caring and are honored to have been chosen to get these chairs to the deserving community.


The Elk’s Lodge Number 721

The Elk’s Lodge Number 721 in Bessemer Alabama has partnered with The Valkyrie Initiative for the September event and for future events and needs.  Made up of patriotic and civic minded people, the club is full of veterans and first responders.  The work that this club does is far reaching in the community and the world.  They also are happy to help with networking for needs and mentoring of veterans, a program in discussion at this time.

Membership with The Elks brings mentorship with like-minded,patriotic people, opportunities for mentorship, and discounts on insurance, travel, products and services.  Come join us!

Bessemer.Elks, Facebook

Jay’s Hydrographics – Bessemer AL

Hydrographics, also called hydrocoating and hydrodipping, is a recent technological breakthrough that lets Jay’s Shop give a unique finish to nearly any surface.

Jay can give anything, from handguns to golf carts, a new finish that looks like it just came from an expensive airbrushing shop – at a fraction of the price. Jay’s Shop features more than 1,000 different designs that we can apply to surfaces including wood, plastic, steel and aluminum.

Jay has stepped up to hydrodip the wheelchairs given by Jerry Elrod to our veterans and first responders, providing a cool, contemporary look to any chair or prostetic device. In fact, Jay dipped Noah Galloway’s prosthetic leg, as photographed in Men’s Health.

Jay’s Hydrographics – Facebook


Jay’s Hydrographics Website


Check back for more sponsors and a list of products they’ve offered for auction. 

Prizes from Madison Rising, Dale Comstock, Dalton Fury, The Gary Sinise Foundation, Jeff Crowner, Chris Jacheo, John Hurth, PLUS, vintage rifles from David Ryland.