CKFF & ResortQuest pair up to change Service Couples’ lives

CKFF & ResortQuest pair up to change Service Couples’ lives “Upon retiring from the Army, I finally realized the affect my service to our country had on our family. We were splintered. We did not speak to each other, but at each other. We were not truly happy, but going through the motions.” Rich is a retired non-Commissioned Army Officer who was awarded a Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Revitalization Retreat in Destin, FL thanks to ResortQuest with his wife, Gwen. The couple was battling to connect after his service, however Rich and Gwen are a true Chris Kyle Frog Foundation success story. “We both freely admit that when we arrived in Destin, we were not in a great place,” Rich reflected. “Moving into that resort, 19 stories above the Florida ocean, we immediately felt relaxed. It was surreal that we were awarded the retreat. “From there we immediately started to re-connect, some of those communication barriers that we had in place were coming down. The Foundation just let us be us – and it worked.” Rich first found out about the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation when he read Chris’ autobiography, American Sniper for the first time. He investigated it and nominated himself and Gwen for a Revitalization Retreat through the Foundation’s website www.ckffdn.org. “The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation just doesn’t talk the talk, it walks the walk,” he said. “Every member of the Foundation staff and their partners, like ResortQuest are invested in assisting the marriages of military and first responder couples – and they truly care. “It gave us the chance to re-ignite the passion that first got us together – and the Foundation is setup in such... Read More

Chris Kyle Legendary Classic huge success

Chris Kyle Legendary Classic huge success The first annual Chris Kyle Legendary Classic at Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington, TX was a huge success. A sellout number of golfers took to the challenging course to begin Veterans Day celebrations in the city of Arlington. The event is the brainchild of Arlington Constable Clint Burgess – a long time friend of Chris and Taya Kyle – with the event benefitting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. Taya Kyle officially opened proceedings and greeted each golfer as they went out to take on the 18 holes. Pleasingly, many first responders, military service people and veterans were part of the golfing corps and stayed long into the night to listen to some of Texas finest talents play under the stars, headlined by country music rising star Coffey Anderson. Sponsorships for the event were also extremely strong with RJ Carroll and company taking the naming rights. Already planning is well underway for 2018s event with golfers and sponsors reaching out to organizers to be placed on the shortlist for when registrations open. Golfers were greeted by a mile long corridor of 1000 American flags which set the mood of patriotism ahead of the event that honored not only one of Texas’ favorite sons in Chris Kyle, but 18 legends from the military and first responder communities in surrounding counties – many of whom paid the ultimate price during their service. The flags generated much discussion in the local community too and were popular among attendees. The City of Arlington received an email from a local resident about the impact that the flags had on him and generated discussion about... Read More

CKFF – Servicing the marriages of those who serve

CKFF – Servicing the marriages of those who serve The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation continues to service the marriages of those who serve us by providing opportunities to service couples to re-connect through unique experiences, such as that provided with the Torrence Racing NHRA Top Fuel team. After dining among the team they are taken to the start line for the most exhilarating experience in sport – feeling a Top Fuel dragster launch and the 2.6 it registers on the Richter scale and see it going from 0 to 60mph in one full circulation of the massive rear tires. Our service couple from Oklahoma – where she was in the Army for nine years – that recently went out to the event in Texas on a Revitalization Retreat had an amazing time. The rigors of service has been taking its toll on their marriage – to the point of them almost splitting. Thanks to the opportunity they received from the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and PIRTEK, they were able to reconnect as a result of the experience and enjoy the downtime together – to the point where they felt they could go on together, such was the positive impact of escaping for a day with each other. Donations to CKFF and proceeds that come to the Foundation from merchandise sales along with donors, such as PIRTEK, Kohls and USAA among others allow the Foundation to create such experiences for service couples and meet its mission to Honor God, Country, Family while changing the world for this generation and the next by recognizing and strengthening first responder, military and veteran... Read More

Arlington Golf Classic to honor Chris Kyle and 18 Legends

Arlington Golf Classic to honor Chris Kyle and 18 Legends The first Chris Kyle Legendary Golf Classic will honor the memory of American Sniper himself, Chris Kyle and 18 Legends that have served our country and communities, whilst raising awareness for the work of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in our military, veteran and first responder communities. The event will take place on November 6, 2017 at the Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington, TX. All 18 holes will carry the name of a legend locally or nationally that serves – or has served –  their community and country. The first group of five Legends have been announced. They are four Police Officers that served the Dallas Police Department – one who also served in the US Navy during three tours of Iraq; and one Officer that served in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) team. On July 7, 2016, all five paid the ultimate price, having their lives taken in the line of duty. The organizers and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation are honored to announce the first five Legends for the Chris Kyle Legendary Golf Classic: Lorne Ahrens – joined Dallas PD in 2002 Michael Krol – joined Dallas PD in 2007 Michael J. Smith – joined Dallas PD in 1989 Patrick Zamarripa – joined Dallas PD in 2010, US Navy Veteran (served 3 tours in Iraq) Brent Thompson – joined Dallas Area Rapid Transit in 2009                             “We’re so honored that Clint Burgess and his team thought of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in piecing this event together,” said Chris Kyle’s wife and Executive... Read More

Texas School honors Chris Kyle with flag ceremony

Texas School honors Chris Kyle with flag ceremony The Director of Athletic Performance at MHHS in Midlothian, TX, Chris Terry held a special ceremony during September 11 week to raise a flag carrying the logo of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. Chris Terry – who acts as the Director of Athletic Performance – took the initiative to hang the flag in the weight room to inspire his students. He is looking to instill in them the values that Kyle displayed during his four tours of Iraq, which saw him protect the lives of many fellow Americans in the midst of infamous battles like Fallujah and Ramadi.   “Chris Kyle has meant so much to this state and to this Country,” explained Coach Terry.  “What I believe he stood for are great qualities that our young athletes should embody and aspire to. Those values are Service, Leadership, Justice, Patriotism, and God.” The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation provides experiences to military, veteran and first responder couples to assist the survival of their marriages during or after the rigours of service. The Foundation has been based on the principles of reaching out and giving a lift to those who needed it. This is what Chief Petty Officer Kyle set about doing after his four tours of Iraq and unexpected fame through the publishing of American Sniper. He was just starting to gain traction with the work he was doing among veterans when his life and that of friend, Chad Littlefield, was cruelly cut short while helping a returned Marine at a gun ranch in February 2013. Undeterred, Taya aimed to carry out his vision and established the Chris Kyle Frog... Read More