What an amazing event this was. This is the second event I have had the privilege to photograph for the Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch. This event was a 1940's Valentines Gala Dinner and Auction to raise funds to help build the abilities ranch in Pinellas Park. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Delancey is a Wounded Warrior himself and founded the Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch in 2013 to inspire and aid veterans of all conflicts to get out and active.
This event was a huge success at raising funds to help build the abilities ranch and it seemed everyone had so much fun. From the guest speakers and real life hero's telling their stories on stage to the bidding wars for the auctions and raffle prizes, this was a night to remember. We even had some breaking news towards the end of the night when 1st Sgt. William (Bo) Bodette proposed to Shelly on stage.
Thank you to all of Pinellas Park including Police, Fire, City Council, Mayor and Administrators for supporting and aiding in this project.
For more information about the Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch and Lance Cpl. Michael Delancey, please visit their website at https://www.woundedwarriorsabilitiesranch.org/.
Below are just a few images from this event. To view other images, please visit the Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch Gala Dinner and Auction gallery.