Tickets Now on Sale for the 24th Annual D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon

Feb 23, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the 24th annual D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, May 3, at CHI Health Center Omaha beginning at 11:30 a.m. This year The Salvation Army of Omaha will award $12,000 scholarships to up to 15 deserving Nebraska high school seniors.

The event will feature a conversation about leadership and perseverance with national champion NU football coach Dr. Tom Osborne, former Creighton University Director of Athletics Bruce Rasmussen and internationally recognized business leader and Omaha native David Sokol. The 2022 D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon is chaired by Dr. Jack and Shirley Stark.

The D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon was founded in honor and memory of David and Peggy Sokol’s late son, D.J., who lost his battle with cancer in 1999. Since 2001, The Salvation Army of Omaha has awarded 172 scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify D.J.’s perseverance, selflessness and servant-leadership.

Individual tickets to the event are $150 and can be purchased online in advance of the May 3 event.

Sponsorships are also available at the following levels and can be purchased online:

Silver Sponsor — $25,000

  • 2 tables of 10
  • Name listed in the event program
  • Public recognition at the event
  • 10 tickets to the pre-luncheon VIP reception

Bronze Sponsor — $10,000

  • 2 tables of 10
  • Name listed in the event program
  • Public recognition at the event
  • 5 tickets to the pre-luncheon VIP reception

General Sponsor — $5,000

  • Table of 10
  • Name listed in the event program
  • 2 tickets to the pre-luncheon VIP reception

Friend Sponsor — $2,500

  • Table of 10
  • Name listed in the event program

Patron Sponsor — $1,500

  • Table of 10

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