Sponsors & Partners

We would like to thank our corporate partners and sponsors for their continued support of our American Heroes.

"Defenders of Freedom" is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization committed to supporting deployed Troops around the world with personalized care packages, aid wounded Troops in their transition to civilian life and empowering all Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn with life & career mentoring, job search assistance and general transitioning to the civilian sector. If you would like to be a part of Defenders of Freedom, contact us.

Thrive Mortgage

We are thrilled to announce that Thrive Mortgage chose Defenders of Freedom as their charity to support for 2020 and again in 2021.

Who is Thrive Mortgage?

“We are a FAMILY of employees that genuinely loves, trusts, cares about and looks out for each other including our FAMILY of clients. All of us want to know and feel that what we do matters. We want value and significance – that’s just in our DNA!”

“Every single employee at this company has a role that is designed to contribute to the greater good of Thrive Mortgage. What is it that we do? Our FAMILY helps your FAMILY of clients attain their dream of homeownership! That’s special! I am thrilled that we can truly help families achieve their dreams! WHAT you do matters… but WHY you do it matters even more!“
– Roy Jones, CEO

JR's Custom Auto



Here at JR's Custom Auto, our entire team strives to exceed each client's expectations.

Since 1980, JR's Custom Auto has built hundreds of vehicles each one being a showpiece for its client. We stand on our trusted values of friendly customer service, expert craftsmanship and vehicle life support and care.

Come discover why JR's Custom Auto is Texas 5-Star Custom Outfitter. We are ready to make the vehicle of your dreams come true.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995.

Lockheed Martin is one of the world's largest defense contractors; In 2009, 74% of Lockheed Martin's revenues came from military sales. It received 7.1% of the funds paid out by the Pentagon.

Lockheed Martin operates in five business segments. These comprise Aeronautics, Information Systems & Global Solutions, Missile and Fire Control, Mission Systems and Training, and Space Systems. In 2009 US Government contracts accounted for $38.4 billion (85%), foreign government contracts $5.8 billion (13%), and commercial and other contracts for $900 million (2%).[4] In both 2009 and 2008 the company topped the list of US Federal Contractors.

The company has received the Collier Trophy six times, most recently (in 2001) for being part of developing the X-35/F-35B LiftFan Propulsion System, and again in 2006 for leading the team that developed the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. Lockheed Martin is currently developing the F-35 Lightning II.

Dell EMC

Listen. Learn. Deliver. That's what we're about.

Dell empowers countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they're at home, work, school or anywhere in their world. Learn more about our story, purpose and people behind our customer-centric approach.

Lean Industries

Lean Industries focuses on delivering solutions for disputed consumer-originated financial transactions, in both the card and non-card payments space, both fraud and non-fraud disputes.

Consumer transaction disputes is a growing problem for financial services companies. With the advent of increased regulations and "consumer protection" legal initiatives, coupled with increased transaction volumes and decreasing transaction values, institutions continue to search for increased automation to serve their customers better in this area. Fraudulent transaction activity is also increasing rapidly, further exasperating the problem of rising costs, increased write-offs and regulatory compliance issues. Increasingly, financial services companies have turned to Lean Industries, to partner with us to provide a better consumer experience and more automated and streamlined back-office operations.

We provide our AdjustmentHub(tm) and NetworkHub(tm) software products and implementation services to large financial services companies across the United States and Europe, with dispute resolution workflows spanning debit, credit, and prepaid card payment transactions, as well as ACH, bill payment, P2P, ATM and check transactions.

The implementation of our software products, based on a highly-configurable business process management system coupled with extensive enterprise, third-party processor and payment network data and image interfaces, results in a highly efficient and automated back office operational structure, with commensurate cost savings and productivity improvements.

Shields Business Solutions

As every company does, we’ve evolved. From our beginnings in the repair of office equipment, to a full-service ATM vendor, we’re now equipped to meet all your cash-in-transit needs. Built upon the foundation of technical services, and bolstered along the way by the addition of our suite of armored car security services, we’ve structured our offering to meet the wide ranging needs of today’s financial institutions.

Diebold Nixdorf

The creation of Diebold Nixdorf represents more than a combination; it's a new organization for a transformative era. For more than 150 years, we have been determining the future, guiding our customers strategically for the long term, and forging the path for innovation.

Today, we're the leaders in driving and enabling connected commerce.

Realize your strategic objectives with services that range from analysis, consulting and installation to monitoring, maintenance and multi-vendor solutions.

Dan Dipert

Dan Dipert has been a long time supporter of Defenders of Freedom. They generously provide transportation for our Veterans attending our annual golf outing.

Dipert Travel & Transportation, Ltd. has been family owned and operated since 1972 and is a leader in the tour, travel and transportation business. We are member of the National Tour Association (NTA), the International Motorcoach Group, United Motorcoach Association as well as the Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureaus.

Dan Dipert has come to be known as one of the most reputable, cutting edge tourism businesses in North America. Our commitment to providing the best possible travel experience at the best value has earned the confidence and repeat business of our customers. We hope you will be our next customer.

Microfiber Greens Towel

We are proud to partner with Microfiber Greens Towel! We used their towels at our golf outing last year and heard many positive comments about them.

Steadfast Fitness and Performace

Steadfast Fitness & Performance is a personal training facility developed and facilitated by Isaiah Stanback (former Dallas Cowboy, Super Bowl XLVI Champion) and Jared Harrison (former University of North Texas Wide Receiver).

Jared has been a Diabetic since 2009 and still has managed to accomplish all of his goals. With a balance diet and consistent exercise, Jared has no problems with his daily obstacles.

Understanding that people have varying fitness goals, our trainers will work with each client to provide a uniquely tailored fitness and nutritional program to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Steadfast Fitness & Performance is also committed to the development and success of aspiring athletes, from little league to professionals. Steadfast Fitness & Performance will provide the training and mentorship required for athletes to reach their full potential.

We also accommodate prenatal and postnatal clients with specialized fitness programs tailored to meet their fitness goals.

Helping foster fellowship and brotherhood through fitness!

Warfighter Hemp

The mission of Warfighter Hemp is to provide our nation's veterans with an organic, non-addictive, non-psychoactive means to manage pain, lower anxiety, and improve the overall quality of their lives.