Several Fort Worth businessmen, led by Jeremy Spann and sponsored by former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, organized the 2014 Fort Worth Wounded Warrior Ball in an effort to raise funds for these Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Although successful, the individual ball highlighted a shortfall in monetary support and other resources for veterans of all services who live in North Texas. These veterans have served honorably and frequently suffer from severe physical and psychological injuries related to their service.
Thus the decision was made to memorialize the annual event as the Cowtown Warriors Ball, and to stand up a unique 501(c)3: “The Cowtown Warriors”. The Cowtown Warriors organize the annual event, screen qualified veterans for the receipt of donated funds, hold monthly meetings, and operate within the organizational by-laws and government regulations. Since inception, the group has held 5 galas and several other small events targeted for specific projects. In all, these events have raised $625,000 for the cause. Our Cowtown Warriors Ball welcomes world class guest speakers each year which include current and former Service Chiefs, former Secretaries of the Services, and other senior flag officers from the United States Armed Forces.