Happy New Year! We have so much to be thankful for in 2018 and even more to look forward to in 2019. We want to share the strides we made last year, none of which would have been possible without your continued, generous support. We are also sharing some plans we have for 2019, a year we anticipate will be remarkable for our Foundation.
We will continue to keep you up to date on what we are accomplishing and the impact you're making with us in the lives of military and first responder marriages and families.
We hope you and your families experience many blessings this year.
-The CKFF Team
In 2018 our Foundation saw great growth! We sent 63 couples on Revitalization Retreats which nearly doubled our program number from 2017. We partnered with Camp Southern Ground in Georgia to expand our Empowered Spouses Retreat to a new location. 2018 was also our second year partnering with Baylor University Diana R. Garland School of Social Work for our 2nd cohort of Mastering Your Marriage. We are excited to continue growing each of these programs in 2019.
"Throughout our weekend we kept saying to each other 'It's so unbelievable that people who don’t know us picked us for this and were willing to invest in us.' ...Thank you for investing in us and in our family and our future. We are leaving this weekend refreshed, recharged, and ready to run head-on into the things that are coming at us next..."
We are proud to have hosted our flagship events in 2018 including our Chicago Gala, Chris Kyle Legendary Classic, and Happy Hour! at Texas Live. We look forward to hosting wonderful events like these in 2019 to support military and first responder marriages and families. Make sure to visit our website for upcoming events here.
Our partners and supporters helped make 2018 an incredibly successful year for us. Looking forward into 2019, we are excited to grow new partnerships on both a regional and national level. We are working on creating a corporate employee pipeline that allows corporations to sponsor their military and first responder employees for a CKFF retreat! We are always grateful for the continued support of our partners and sponsors!
2018 was the biggest year for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation store since its inception. Thank you for showing your support with our gear! It's heartwarming to see so many of you sharing photos of yourselves wearing our shirts, hats and more on social media using #HonorChrisKyle. In 2019, we will be releasing new products every quarter and as a CKFF email subscriber you'll be the first to know!
Volunteers were instrumental in our success this past year as we began to grow our new volunteer program. We had hundreds of volunteers raise their hands to help in 2018. As we move into 2019 we are so excited to be launching a new community program, which includes our volunteers and more, called the CKFF Warriors!