HONORING GOD, COUNTRY, AND FAMILIES WHO SERVE

National Retail Chains to Honor American Sniper Chris Kyle this November

National Retail Chains to Honor American Sniper Chris Kyle this November Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) merchandise is available in 700 stores nationwide from today, November 1 in a landmark arrangement between the partner stores of the Mid-States Distributing company and the Foundation that honors the life and legacy of American Sniper, Chris Kyle. Some of the biggest names in farm, rural and outdoor supply (see list below) have taken on the promotion throughout November – with the focus being Veterans Day Weekend. November 11 also coincides as the anniversary of the Foundation’s launch four years ago by Chris’ wife, Taya Kyle. Fans of the award winning American Sniper movie and book will be able to walk into a participating outlet and purchase from a range of merchandise that will be on sale. The merchandise offering includes multiple t-shirt designs along with caps for both men and women. The Foundation has launched an interactive map to make it easy for customers to find their nearest outlet. Anyone looking for their nearest store can visit www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org/map and enter their home address, their city, state or ZIP code and search a radius of up to 500 miles. The map will then generate a list of the closest stores. Proceeds from the sale go to the Foundation whose mission is to Honor GOD, Country and Families who serve. The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is focused on changing the world for this generation and the next by recognizing and strengthening military and first responder marriages through unique programs and powerful partnerships. “Military and First Responder Marriages are under so much additional stress and strain than any other marriage through the line of work,” said... Read More

CKFF Ambassador Steve Torrence wins NHRA Top Fuel Title

CKFF Ambassador Steve Torrence wins NHRA Top Fuel Title Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Ambassador, Steve Torrence has secured his first ever NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel Championship at The Strip, Las Vegas, with one round to go in the 2018 Championship. The Kilgore, Texas native not only secured the Championship before the Final, he went on to continue his devastating recent run by winning the penultimate round of the Mello Yello Series. Such has his dominance been in the NHRA Countdown – drag racing’s playoffs Series – he has now won five of those Countdown events, the Capco Contractors team extending its win streak to 10 events in season 2018. Steve has won 20 straight elimination rounds in his march to the Title, including eliminating his father Billy in round two. Vegas was his 30th career NHRA Final round win – four in Top Alcohol and 26 in Top Fuel. The Texas-based team carries with it the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation logo and Steve along with the Capco crew have enjoyed a strong relationship with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation team for a number of seasons now, hosting military and first responder couples at select events over the past few years. Torrence embodies the spirit of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation through his own story of perseverance and courage. Overcoming cancer at a young age, he went on to win an NHRA Top Alcohol Title in 2005 before entering Top Fuel – the fastest land based vehicles on earth. Last year, he survived a heart attack which put him on the sidelines for a brief moment. “Honestly, I don’t have words to describe this,” said Torrence. “All the... Read More

Country stars headline Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Happy Hour! at Arlington Backyard

Country stars headline Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Happy Hour! at Arlington Backyard The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is taking over Arlington Backyard at Texas Live! for Happy Hour! to be held on Tuesday, November 6 from 7pm. It will be headlined by internationally acclaimed country music recording artists Derryl Dodd, winner of The Voice, Sundance Head and Dean Dillon. Tickets Available at www.chriskyle.org. It is a night to come together and honor the memory of Chris Kyle – the American Sniper – who is the inspiration behind the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which honors GOD, Country, and Families who serve. It will cap off a busy day for the Foundation, which will also host the second Chris Kyle Legendary Classic at the nearby Tierra Verde Golf Club. “The Happy Hour! at Arlington Backyard is going to be a great big Texas-sized celebration with specialty drinks and music and will also honor Chris’ memory and the platform he laid for the Foundation to assist military and first responder couples,” said Taya Kyle – wife of Chris Kyle and Executive Director of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. “Since launching the Foundation four years ago, we’ve impacted thousands of people nationwide, however we can only action around 15% of inquiries that come our way. “Events like the Happy Hour! at Arlington Backyard allows the Foundation to raise funds to help the marriages of service couples, which statistically see a higher divorce and split rate. “We’re so thrilled to have the services of guys like Derryl Dodd, Sundance Head and Dean Dillon to come along and provide the entertainment at this awesome venue within the new Texas Live!” Happy Hour! at Arlington Backyard (1650 E.... Read More

Excitement building in Arlington ahead of Chris Kyle Legendary Classic

Excitement building in Arlington ahead of Chris Kyle Legendary Classic Excitement is building around the City of Arlington as the Chris Kyle Legendary Classic approaches on Tuesday, November 6 at Tierra Verde Golf Club, Arlington, TX. It is the second time the charity golf day will be part of Arlington’s Veterans Day Week Celebrations and while filling quickly, there are still places available for keen golfers or four people teams in the event, which is presented by the R.J. Carroll Company. The event is a key fundraiser for local Foundation – the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which was launched on November 11 in 2014 by Taya Kyle – the wife of the late American Sniper, Chris Kyle. The mission of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is Honor GOD, Country and Families who serve. It is focused on changing the world for this generation and the next by recognizing and strengthening military and first responder marriages through unique programs and powerful partnerships. It has served thousands of service families around the country, a fair proportion of that right here in Texas. Each hole will be linked to a First Responder or Service Member who lost their lives during the course of duty. The Fallen Heroes brings support from a number of local and national companies and really drives home the message of how much strain can be placed on families that serve each and every day. Golfers take on the 18 holes of the Tierra Verde Golf Club, while also encountering some surprise challenges, all raising money for the Foundation. “Each time we host one of these events, it allows the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to connect with more service... Read More

Gary Helming honored as a Fallen Hero

The latest Fallen Hero to be honored at November 6’s Chris Kyle Legendary Classic at Tierra Verde Golf Club, Arlington TX is Californian, Gary Helming. Born on April 14, 1970, Gary developed a keen interest in U.S. military history at a young age and stayed passionate about it through his adult life. This passion is what led him into what would become a 22 year career with the fire service. In 1995, Gary volunteered with the Pine Valley, California Fire Department and then as a seasonal firefighter on the Cleveland NF. He served on engines and crews with the BLM in Colorado, Yosemite National Park and BLM in Ridgecrest, CA before accepting the opportunity to have his own engine with the BLM back in Grand Junction, CO in 2001. Over the next eleven years, Gary split his duties between fire suppression and training. In February, 2005, he and fellow firefighter Andrea Mohrhusen, whom he had met while in Yosemite, joined forces in a beautiful wedding ceremony in Marin County, CA. In 2008, Gary and Andrea’s lives were changed forever (and for the better) with the birth of their son, Riley Jackson Helming. Gary continued his training, becoming qualified as an Air Tactical Group Supervisor (Air Attack), as well as having the honor of becoming a member of the BLM National Honor Guard. Gary lost his life while returning from a Railroad Fire near Yosemite, after completing an Air Attack assignment on August 31, 2017. His professional accolades were numerous. He is survived by his wife Andrea, son Riley (10) and twins Walker and Nalani (18 mos.). Parents, Gary and... Read More