Wreaths Across America (WAA) and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) formalize project

Wreaths Across America (WAA) and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) formalize project Bond Of Mutual Respect, Gratitude And Faith Since first meeting the Wreaths Across America (WAA) team and Worcester family last fall, Taya Kyle, Founder and Executive Director of Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF), has been impressed with WAA’s “ripple effect of kindness.” It quickly became apparent both national nonprofits shared the same patriotic mission of honoring and respecting our military, veterans and their families. Taya Kyle is the wife of Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper, which inspired the 2014 movie. After her husband’s death, Taya founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to honor her husband’s life and legacy. In her book, American Wife, she shares insights about supporting military families. While their loved ones are deployed, military spouses are serving on the home front, keeping things operational and caring for the rest of the family. Even though Morrill Worcester, founder of WAA, didn’t serve in the armed forces, his original donation of 5,000 wreaths for veteran graves at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992 has grown into a national movement. For WAA’s 25th anniversary in 2016, more than 1.2 million wreaths were placed at 1,228 locations, with the help of over 800,000 patriotic volunteers. Taya was aware of WAA’s efforts because she had agreed to present the WAA Ceremonial Wreath at the Austin State Capitol for the Texas Funeral Directors Association’s 11th annual WAA event last December. Afterwards, WAA arranged for a private wreath placement by Taya and her children at Texas State Cemetery, where Chris is buried, along with 3,000 other veterans and prominent Texans. The CKFF promise, “THEY FIGHT FOR US; WE FIGHT FOR THEM” captures the... Read More

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Awards $100,000 in Birthday Grants at the Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Awards $100,000 in Birthday Grants at the Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Awards $100,000 in Birthday Grants at the Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash Grants Support Programs for Military, Veteran and First Responder Marriages Fort Worth, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) hosted the Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash presented by Texas Ace Heating & Air on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Billy Bob’s Texas awarding grants to partner organizations UT Austin and Baylor University. The grants fortify the launch of the Foundation’s Master Your Marriage program at each respective university. The event welcomed hundreds of guests to honor the life of American Sniper Chris Kyle and to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation’s unique mission to support military, veteran, and first responder marriages. Military and first responder couples attended as part of the Foundation’s Date Night Out program, providing an evening of fun and fellowship to honor their service and sacrifice. “Events like this help us all remember that when one person serves, the whole family serves. These families have unique challenges and we are bringing them unique solutions,” says Taya Kyle, Chris’s wife and CKFF Executive Director. “Evil doesn’t stop, the threats against their marriages don’t stop, and neither do we at CKFF. Tonight we renewed our commitment to those who serve us.” she adds. Premiere event sponsors attended a VIP Reception which included an acoustic performance by Easton Corbin. Hosted by triple Superbowl winning Tight End, Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek, guests enjoyed stories of Chris and the song “Valor” by Scooter Brown Band’s Scott Brown, combat veteran Tank Machine gave the Pledge of Allegiance , and vocalist... Read More

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

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

GMR Annouces Limited Edition Coins Honoring Chris Kyle

GMR Annouces Limited Edition Coins Honoring Chris Kyle Global Monetary Reserve, the nation’s leading precious metals firm, has consistently been a good friend and partner to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation from its very inception and we’re excited to announce that they are now offering the .999 fine silver proof quality original Chris Kyle flag coin, encasement only. These coins are offered without the signature card and only 5,000 of these coins were minted. These coins are offered at a price point designed to ensure that all CKFF supporters can own this special legacy piece—and hopefully pass Chris Kyle’s story down to each succeeding generation, keeping alive the story of his bravery, courage, and selfless service. PURCHASE HERE All GMR coins are officially authorized by CKFF and issued in limited release to protect their long-term value to the discerning collector and passionate patriot. This first flag coin was released on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2015 to honor our veterans and mark the one-year anniversary of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. We hope that as you collect and preserve these coins, each a miniature work of art, that you’ll share Chris Kyle’s story. The most lethal sniper in American history, Chris repeatedly put his life on the line to protect his fellow troops in battle, earning two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars for his unsurpassed valor and courage under fire. After returning home to Texas, Chris continued his life of service by finding ways to connect with and serve his fellow veterans. The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation was launched after his death to honor the vision he and his wife Taya had begun to work on in... Read More

Warner Bros. Supports CKFF Indy 500 Veterans Pitcrew

Warner Bros. Supports CKFF Indy 500 Veterans Pitcrew MARCH 13, 2016 – ST PETERSBURG, FL: PIRTEK Team Murray and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation have created a unique program that will see six military service veterans and first responders from across North America molded into a pit crew for this year’s 100th Indianapolis 500 celebrations in May. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) worked with Team Murray and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to create the concept and WBHE will be using the pit crew program to launch American Sniper: The Chris Kyle Commemorative Edition Blu-ray on May 3. The pit crew will be housed in Indianapolis for the 10 days leading up to the event and will be trained and coached by some of the sport’s leading fitness and movement professionals, including Pit Fit’s Jim Leo. Training complete, they will then be the entry crewing the PIRTEK Team Murray #61 Chevrolet entry into the TAG Heuer Pit Crew Challenge on Coors Lite Carb Day, Friday May 27, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The program was officially launched today by Kyle’s wife and PIRTEK Team Murray ambassador – Taya Kyle – at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in Florida, the opening round of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Taya, the wife of Chris Kyle and best selling author of American Wife, was joined by PIRTEK Team Murray founder, Brett “Crusher” Murray, driver of the #61 PIRTEK Team Murray Chevrolet, Matt Brabham and former Navy SEAL, David Rutherford, who was announced as the first member of the CK Crew. Rutherford, who is based in Florida, served eight years in the Naval Special Warfare Community, leaving the services in... Read More