SIDNEY -- 987 The Big Boy is at it again, teaming up with The Rock to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

This year the event will benefit The Loya Project.

The Loya Project is a program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

The Big Boy BIG St. Paddy's Day Party Saturday, March 16 is scheduled to start with a free-will donation breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. with proceeds going to The Loya Project.

The Loya Project is a program based in Cheyenne, Wyo., that recognizes domestic violence survivors and supports sexual assault programs. The Loya Program was founded in 2020. She is also a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence. 

Sally Loya was featured "The She Experience" as the founder of the "Crown of Courage." Loya was an EMT in Las Vegas. She married her husband and started to see early signs of abuse but like a lot of women wanting her marriage to work she ignored them. She continued in this cycle of abuse for eight years. Her husband’s behavior escalated, separating  her from family and friends, and moving her across country. 

She tells of her husband taking her hostage in a truck -- he was a truck driver -- for 80 hours and across several states. They had been separated for three months and they met on the premise of them working on their relationship. About a year later, she started her healing journey.  She said in her story on "The She Experience" she promised God if she survived she would follow him and share her story with others, and has not let go of her promise.

She is in a wheelchair, a result of diabetes, and volunteers in support of women who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence. Much of her support for bracelets and travel to meet women who are recognized comes through private support or the many bake sales she does.

 "I'm the founder of the Crowns of Courage Project and Crowns of Courage Legacy I live in Cheyenne Wyoming. I'm a nine-year survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. I am also the Reigning Miss Global Talent Wheelchair 2024/2025," Loya said in a written statement.

She is planning to attend the annual event at The Rock in Sidney.

 The King's Daughters coordinate all of these efforts solely funded by the generous financial support from community donors, according to information provided by the King's Daughters. Donations are accepted year-round. No outside agencies support or assist King's Daughters. 

In 2023, the St. Paddy's Day celebration benefited The King's Daughters, and in 2022, money was raised for PlainsWest CASA.