HONORING GOD, COUNTRY, AND FAMILIES WHO SERVE

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Brings American Airlines On Board as Airline Sponsor

Midlothian, Texas (December 23, 2015) – The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships, is honored to recognize American Airlines as the foundation’s airline sponsor. American is providing 1,000,000 AAdvantage® miles to the foundation in support of its Revitalization Retreats, which represent a unique opportunity for military and first responder families to downshift from the intensity of mission-focused life of service and reconnect. Retreats range from quiet countryside weekends to rock star events. “Through this generous donation of miles, American Airlines is making it possible for us to provide the best experience possible for our Revitalization Retreat couples,” said Taya Kyle, executive director, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. American Airlines has a strong history of participating in a variety of military charities that work to support the military, veterans, and their families. “This is a best-in-class sponsor who shares our commitment to men and women in uniform. We are humbled by their support,” added Kyle. About The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org, is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. Founded and led by Taya Kyle, Chris’s wife, the foundation is entrusted to shepherd a community where the successes and struggles of these families can be shared. Its programs and partners reflect the service excellence that these individuals and families provide in service to their communities and country. About American Airlines Group American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines. Together with regional partners operating as American... Read More

Celebrating Veterans Day and CKFF’s Anniversary

Celebrating Veterans Day and CKFF’s Anniversary Dear Friends, Like many of you, I am surprised when milestones come along. It reminds me how quickly time flies. A year ago today, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) whose mission is to honor God and Country by serving families who serve, officially became a reality. So much has happened in just one year! My children and I have been blessed to travel this country meeting many of you, hearing your stories of both the challenges and the joys of service. We feel fortunate to connect those who serve with those who stand along side our service members in passionate support. No matter what we hear in the media, there is a beautiful majority of people out there who do get it! The team at CKFF took a leap of faith. We started down a path that seemed overwhelming at the time. A path serving a niche not being helped. We envisioned a foundation serving marriages of first responders and military members, and our passion came with lofty goals. I am relieved and emotional to tell you, we are making a difference. We do it with prayer and we do it with all of you! Without a doubt we are nothing without your support, and we are grateful! Less than 1% of our citizens have agreed to give their lives to this country in military or first responder service. Chris said, “You don’t have to be a warrior to have that warrior spirit.” What can the other 99% of us do to show the spirit Chris talked about? We can stand for those who serve. We can prevent... Read More

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Torrence Racing Welcome First Responder Couple to Dallas

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Torrence Racing Welcome First Responder Couple to Dallas Midlothian, Texas (Oct. 13. 2015) – The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships, in partnership with Torrence Racing, is honored to welcome and host a Revitalization Retreat for Louisiana State Trooper Terrell Vincent and his wife Kelli in Dallas Oct. 15 – 18, 2015. Inspired by the personal experience of Chris and Taya Kyle, Revitalization Retreats represent a unique opportunity for military and first responder families to downshift from the intensity of mission-focused life of service and reconnect. Retreats range from quiet countryside weekends to rock star events. This retreat is the first the foundation has hosted with Steve Torrence, NHRA Top Fuel driver and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation partner and ambassador. After attending the Never Quit, Never Forget III Gala, a fundraiser benefiting military veterans and the families of the fallen, in Baton Rouge, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Executive Director Taya Kyle wanted to do something special for the law enforcement community in Louisiana. “They had just experienced another shooting death and that entire community is hurting. It is our honor to recognize and serve the first responder community and their families through our Revitalization Retreats,” she said. “The experience in Dallas with Torrence Racing is perfect because we know this team and this city will wrap their arms around Terrell and Kelli,” Kyle continued. Both a law enforcement officer and a veteran, Master State Trooper Terrell Vincent is from a service-oriented family and recently suffered a grievous loss with the line-of-duty death of Vincent’s brother, State Trooper Steven Vincent. Torrence Racing has been visually... Read More

Nicole & Brandon’s Retreat

Nicole & Brandon’s Retreat Dear Friends, Yesterday we shared that our fall retreats are currently being slated and planned and today we’d like to tell you about the first retreat of fall. The couple selected is amazing; we already love them and know you will too. The location is gorgeous, and we’re super excited about this retreat. Brandon Bunch contacted CKFF to let us know how much he loved his wife Nicole and how much he wanted to go on a Revitalization Retreat. Brandon is a former Marine with multiple deployments to Iraq who became a firefighter/paramedic with the Austin, TX fire department after he left the Marines. He and his wife, Nicole, are parents of five beautiful children—one of whom they lost at birth. Brandon wrote of the challenges he and Nicole have faced with his service in the Marines and then as a First Responder on the home front—and of how that was compounded exponentially with the loss of their child. Brandon shared that he and Nicole were not able to have a honeymoon due to his service obligations and how much he loved Nicole and wanted to give her something special. Our selection committee wanted that too—and once Brandon and Nicole were selected, we set up a phone call to share the good news. Several of our partners and sponsors were on that phone call, including Chan Cox. A successful entrepreneur and staunch patriot, Chan is also a committed philanthropist so we were thrilled when he contacted us about supporting a retreat in Destin. Known for its sugar white sands and turquoise water, Destin’s Emerald Coast is a perfect retreat... Read More