HONORING GOD, COUNTRY, AND FAMILIES WHO SERVE

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

Individual Tickets & Sponsorships Available for Chris Kyle Birthday Bash

Individual Tickets & Sponsorships Available for Chris Kyle Birthday Bash View Tickets & Sponsorships Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) announces the release of a limited number of individual tickets and event sponsorships for the Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the iconic Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, and will feature performances by country music star Easton Corbin, Coffey Anderson and Scott Brown from Scooter Brown Band. This event honors the life of Chris Kyle – Navy SEAL and author of the acclaimed memoir, American Sniper – and serves as the primary fundraising event to further the Foundation’s mission to Honor God, Country, and Families Who Serve by providing experiences that support military, veteran, and first responder marriages and families. The evening will be hosted by three-time Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl champion, Jay Novacek, with opening remarks given by Marine combat veteran and patriot, Tank Machine. Chris’s wife and Foundation Executive Director, Taya Kyle, will also address the crowd. A select number of local military and first responder couples will be attending the event as part of the Foundation’s Date Night Out and Revitalization Retreat programs as gratitude for their service and sacrifice. “The Chris Kyle Birthday Bash is all about honoring the things that Chris loved – rodeo, country music, food, beer, whiskey, and Texas,” said Taya. “We have done our best to focus it on the three things that drove him through the most difficult times – God, Country and Family. This event will go a long way towards allowing the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to provide experiences to couples who serve and that will come through... 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

Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash Benefiting Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash Benefiting Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Featuring Performances by Country Music Star Easton Corbin Midlothian, Texas (January 06, 2015) – Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) hosts the Second Annual Chris Kyle Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the iconic Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth featuring performances by country music star, Easton Corbin. The event honors the life of the Chris Kyle – Navy SEAL and author of the acclaimed memoir, “American Sniper” – and serves as the primary fundraising vehicle for the Foundation’s mission to Honor God, Country, and Families Who Serve by creating experiences designed to strengthen military and first responder marriages and families. “The Chris Kyle Birthday Bash is held each year during Chris’s birth month to celebrate his life by honoring his commitment to service and his heart for giving back” says Taya Kyle, Chris’s wife and CKFF Executive Director. Premiere event sponsors will attend a VIP Reception to include an acoustic performance by Easton Corbin and meet-and-greets with both Easton and Taya. Following the reception, all attendees will enjoy an evening of delicious food and beverages, heartfelt tributes and testimonials, a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and experiences, an on-site rodeo as a tribute to Chris’s days as a cowboy, and reserve seating at Easton Corbin’s evening performance on Billy Bob’s main stage. Staying true to Chris’s spirit, guests are encouraged to arrive relaxed and dressed “Chris Kyle Style” in boots and jeans. Since 2014, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation has developed unique programs focusing on effective relationship development strategies for those who dedicate their lives to service. Our signature Revitalization Retreats started in 2015.  This year the Foundation... Read More

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Strengthens Commitment to Support Military and First Responder Marriages Through Research-Based Partnerships

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Strengthens Commitment to Support Military and First Responder Marriages Through Research-Based Partnerships $200,000 in Holiday Grants awarded to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work to fund evidence-based marital and mental health counseling programs for military and first responder marriages Midlothian, Texas (December 21, 2016) – The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, dedicated to honoring God, Country and Families Who Serve by providing experiences that strengthen military and first responder marriages and families, today announced $200,000 in Holiday Grants to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and The University of Texas (UT) at Austin School of Social Work to help launch the foundation’s Mastering Your Marriage program. Rooted in military and first responder marital and mental health research, this program expands the work started with the Foundation’s signature Revitalization Retreats. This new program encompasses an orientation weekend where couples will first pledge to transform their marriages, undergo baseline assessments, followed by a sustained 6-month curriculum that will include relationship-coaching provided by nationally known leaders in marriage, communications and trauma response, as well as ongoing support by graduate level clinicians-in-training. These partnerships represent significant progress in realizing the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s strategic vision of expanding its impact as the Foundation grows. Both universities have nationally recognized graduate social work programs, with research missions that are in line with the values and work of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The program at Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University centers around the integration of faith and practice—preparing professional social workers in a Christian context for global service and leadership. The... Read More