Karen Vaughn is the mother of fallen US Navy SEAL, Aaron Carson Vaughn (SEAL Team VI). On August 6, 2011 Aaron was killed in action in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan when a chopper (call sign Extortion 17) carrying thirty Americans was shot from the sky while rushing into battle. Losing Aaron changed everything…and put Karen on a new path.
Over the past seven years, Karen has emerged on the national scene as a powerful spokeswoman for not only our defenders still fighting on foreign soil and securing peace across the globe, but also as an advocate for a better, stronger, more resilient America.
Carrying on Aaron’s legacy has brought this Gold Star mother through the halls of Congress, into a National Press Conference, onto dozens of national television sets and well over one hundred radio programs. She’s been featured on large stages across this country as a keynote speaker, including a guest speaker position during opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Karen has been married to Billy Vaughn for thirty-eight years and still believes her greatest accomplishment on earth was raising her three children, Aaron, Tara, and Ana. She’s also the proud grandma of six.
This year’s event will be at Live Oak Arabians and will be featuring a delicious dinner by Wayne Stabiler’s family of restaurants and Cajun Catering, live music, a live auction with incredible packages, silent auction items you’ll adore and so much more.
Funds raised by The Stabiler Foundation help the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families receive the best support and care possible as they accomplish their mission, both abroad and at home.
Become a Sponsor
PLATINUM SPONSOR: $10,000 Table for 10 guests, VIP wine service, recognition on the event website, as well as mention and highly visible signage at the event. The guests will also enjoy VIP parking. Premier table placement.
GOLD SPONSOR: $7,500 Table for 10 guests, wine service, 2 drink tickets/person, and recognition on the event website and at the event. Second tier table placement.
SILVER LEVEL: $5,000 Table for 4 guests, and recognition on the event website. Additional tickets available. Bar Sponsorship available at this level. Your company sponsors the bar(s) at the event and signage will be provided for recognition. The bar sponsor logo will be included on event cups. Third tier table placement.
CORPORATE TABLE: $2,500 Table for 10 guests, corporate signage on your table as well as other event signage.
COUPLES TICKETS: $500
INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $250 per person
Packages in other amounts can be customized. Contact Luci Stabiler at 225-413-7781 to discuss the possibilities.
To start the day off right, the Stabiler Foundation is teaming up with the Steak Cookoff Association to have a little friendly competition, and of course raise some money for the Navy Seal foundation.
If you’re attending the Soiree in the evening, this is a great way to fill your day with fun. Meet NAVY Seals, cook some great food, and maybe even win a little prize money. All proceeds go to the Navy Seal Foundation, and this is a great event to get to know the people who support our community.
STEAK FIRST $2,500
STEAK SECOND $2,000
STEAK THIRD $1,500
FROG FIRST $300
FROG SECOND $200
FROG THIRD $100
EVENT ENTRY FEE: $200
Cook-off and Judging timeline will be published at a later date, during final registration confirmation. The Steak Cook-off is run by the SCA. You can register online here!
Thanks to all who made our flagship event such a success!
Wow. We’re are so appreciative to the Stabiler Foundation for selecting the Navy Seal Foundation as the beneficiary of their flagship event. Wayne and Luci, your hearts are in a good place – On behalf of myself, and Navy seals and their families across the world I would like to thank The Stabiler Foundation, and all of you, for your support.
Seal Operator Command Master Chief, Kenny Kopcso (Ret)
Lifelong residents of Baton Rouge, Luci and Wayne Stabiler have experienced the power of community time and time again. Over the years the Baton Rouge area and its people have supported the Stabiler’s businesses in the food service industry, catering and their locally owned restaurants.
Bringing local food and resources to the table has always been a philosophy of the organization. And giving back to the community when and where they can has been an honored practice since the start.
A special shout out to our sponsor, Live Oak Arabians and Phil C. Witter for generous support of the Stabiler Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
What a lovely venue it is for our Sizzlin for Seals Soiree and Steak Cook-Off! So thankful for the special attention to detail and like mindedness we had on our inaugural event that we are having our second event here too. The festivities are on November 2, 2019. Mark your calendars now.
Below are directions and map to the property.
Sizzlin’ for Seals Soiree – November 2, 2019 – 6:00 pm – Live Oak Arabians
Sharing the good fortune we have received by giving back to our community just makes sense and feels right. – Luci and Wayne Stabiler
Grassroots support for the community of Baton Rouge.
The Stabiler Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2018 to provide help to the community of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Luci and Wayne Stabiler, both native Baton Rougeans, have built a many successful enterprises with the support of the people they grew up with. Now they are intent on giving back to the community where they live, work and play!
The Stabiler Foundation provides funding and assets to assist other community organizations in their efforts to build a stronger, healthier community. The Stabilers want to place a special focus on children, the military, and the food insecure people of Baton Rouge.