Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Cellar Angels Announce Partnership

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Cellar Angels Announce Partnership Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Cellar Angels Announce Partnership to Support Military and First Responder Marriages and Families Midlothian, Texas (February 1, 2017) – Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) and Cellar Angels today announced a unique collaboration to support the Foundation’s mission to Honor God, Country, and Families Who Serve by providing experiences that support military and first responder marriages and families. Cellar Angels, the nation’s fastest growing cause-based wine merchandiser, provides members exclusive access to Napa and Sonoma wineries via online wine offers each week with proceeds benefiting a select charity. Now, when shoppers purchase wines from Cellar Angels’ winery partners, CKFF can be selected as a charity funds recipient. Wine can be purchased at www.cellarangels.com. “Everyone at Cellar Angels has tremendous respect for those who serve our country and our communities. A partnership with CKFF will allow wine enthusiasts around the country to help raise much needed dollars when ordering California’s finest wines,” says Martin Cody, President and Founder of Cellar Angels. “Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is special and our wines are just as unique with most not available readily to the public. We’re humbled to help the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and contribute to Chris’s legacy of service, he was truly a hero.” Cellar Angels membership is complimentary with weekly offers featuring a variety of wines. Each offer comes complete with a custom behind-the-scenes movie of the winery, winemaker interviews, custom recipes, and tasting notes. “We are truly humbled by Cellar Angels’ commitment to giving back to our military and first responder communities,” says Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s Executive Director and wife of the Foundation’s... Read More

2015 Holiday Grant Review – Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S)

2015 Holiday Grant Review – Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) A $50,000 CKFF 2015 Holiday Grant recipient, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) was organized in 1984 and today its membership of 30,000 families includes spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. has more than 50 chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level to ensure that surviving families are supported in their efforts to build a life after losing a law enforcement family member. Our grant found their 2016 Siblings Retreat. C.O.P.S. Siblings Retreat is for surviving siblings and their spouse/domestic partner (21 years or older) of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.... Read More

2016 Holiday Grant to Camp Southern Ground

2016 Holiday Grant to Camp Southern Ground It is with great honor that we present our 2016 Holiday Grants, a total of $300,000 to three organizations that further expand our mission and commitment to serving military and first responder marriages and families. Last week, we announced $200,000 in Holiday Grants to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work to help launch our new Mastering Your Marriage program. Today, my heart is full as I share with you the story of the third $100,000 recipient of our 2016 Holiday Grants – Camp Southern Ground. Camp Southern Ground is a state of the art campground built on a beautiful piece of property in Georgia where the grass is green, the trees are tall, and you can feel positive energy. Our friends Zac and Shelly Brown created Camp Southern Ground with heart and vision we trust. You can feel their passion for blessing others through this camp. Their patriotism is a big part of it. They have employed veterans and allowed us to name an obstacle course after Chris in honor of those who serve in addition to committing use of the camp for our marriage retreats and military children. Every detail has been designed for the health and therapeutic benefit for campers. Physical opportunities incorporate team building and exploration of new abilities. There is an organic garden for campers to learn about health and food. They tend to the garden and enjoy the food they pick prepared by top-notch chefs. Foods aren’t just gluten and dairy-free; they are delicious! I had the opportunity to meet Chef... Read More

A Sweet Sale to Honor Veterans

A Sweet Sale to Honor Veterans How would you raise $1000 for military, veteran, and first responder marriages and families? 5th Grade student Elizabeth, from Forest Lake Christian School in Grass Valley, California, had an idea to organize a bake sale as part of her school’s annual Veterans Celebration assembly. After some research, Elizabeth decided she wanted to raise money for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. What happened next was amazing. Elizabeth wrote a proposal, received permission from the school administration, and started promoting her idea. She made a flyer, distributed it to every student in the school, and offered a prize for the elementary class that brought the most treats. Nearly every student at Forest Lake Christian School brought something for the bake sale.  Right after the Veterans Celebration, Elizabeth and her team of classmates opened for business gifting the participating veterans their choice of delicious items. The paying customers were incredibly generous – the event earned $1001.46.  Elizabeth’s mom Betsy said her daughter never dreamed that her idea could become such an extraordinary success. Betsy saw this event as “…a way for students to learn to love their country, value their freedom, and honor every person they meet with dignity and respect.” “We have been talking a lot in our family about ‘making God famous’ by the way we live and shining Jesus to the world. That is definitely her heart in this bake sale endeavor.” Want to host a fundraiser for CKFF? Email info@chriskylefrogfoundation.org & join our... Read More

“Punisher” Yukon Winner

“Punisher” Yukon Winner We were excited to welcome our raffle winner Richard (a veteran himself) and his family to Dallas, Texas earlier this month for the presentation of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation “Punisher” Yukon built by our friends at Complete Customs. During conversations with Richard prior to their trip to Dallas, we learned that he and his son are big fans of the reality TV show “Fast N’ Loud” filmed at the Gas Monkey Garage in the Dallas area. We invited Richard and his family to lunch at the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill to enjoy some good food and conversation with Taya and the team from Complete Customs. As a special surprise, Shaun (Complete Customs) coordinated a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gas Monkey Garage and set it up as the location for the presentation of the vehicle. Richard and his family were thrilled! Much gratitude to Shaun at Complete Customs for creating this one-of-kind vehicle and arranging an amazing reveal experience with Gas Monkey Garage.... Read More