CKFF Family,

Our Third Annual Chicago Gala will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Our Gala has been designed as a key 2019 fundraiser for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

Our Gala will be preceded by a VIP Reception hosted by Taya Kyle. Tom Hruby, former US Navy SEAL and former Northwestern University football player, will be our Keynote Speaker. Entertainment and other exciting announcements surrounding our Gala are coming in the next few weeks.

Tickets for our Gala are $250 each. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500 with the option to fund the attendance of one service couple to have one night’s accommodations and transportation to and from the Gala. Click here to download our Sponsorship opportunities or email [email protected].

We hope everyone can join us at the Chicago Gala and help us to give back to service couples across America. Support our Gala today by registering or simply make a donation.


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Taya Kyle, Executive Director

Taya Kyle is the driving force behind, and Executive Director of, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. Determined to continue Chris’ legacy of service, and their joint passion for helping others, Taya has built the foundation on the spirit she and Chris shared. One of the main tenets of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is the undeniable truth: when one person serves in the military, police, fire or paramedic unit, the entire family serves. A woman of strength, Taya is an inspirational leader in bringing understanding and comfort with the fight for military and first responder marriages and families. With the help of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation team, she has created a network of families and organizations that will continue to support marriages and families of our servicemembers in unique and powerful ways. Taya Kyle is an American Daughter, American Mom, and an American Wife who will continue to forge ahead with Chris’ spirit.


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Tom Hruby, Keynote Speaker

Tom Hruby served 9 years in the US Navy as a member of SEAL Team 1 with deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and the Philippines. His primary SEAL team role was Lead Breacher. In Afghanistan, his SEAL platoon worked in tandem with other Special Forces Units on direct action missions. On December 18, 2011, Hruby participated in the full withdrawal from Iraq as one of the last U.S. boots-on-the-ground. Back on the home front, he was the Lead Petty Officer Instructor to over 1,600 trainees at the Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School, training the next generation of Navy SEALs. In 2013, as an active duty instructor, Hruby enrolled in full-time courses at Northwestern University and played D1 football for the Wildcats as a 32-year-old preferred walk-on. He now resides at his Northwest Indiana family ranch and training grounds, where he is focused on raising his four young sons.