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

CKFF Values – Loyalty

CKFF Values – Loyalty Loyalty. A simple word with life-changing meaning. Loyalty to God, country, and family shaped Chris’s and my life and continues to drive our mission at Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. When Chris and I started our lives together, we were full of hope. We thought it would be easy to remain loyal to God, country, and family. Maybe we were naïve, but we were devoted to all with unquestioned passion. And we thought it would be easy. As time passed and we experienced things we could never have predicted, we saw what many before us had already learned: nothing in life is quite that simple. Even when your values are aligned, loyalty can be tenuous. It’s often tested. Our country let us down at times, as countries will. The threats against our family seemed endless. But loyalty to each other saved us. As we fought off these threats, we lost trust in earthly things – but we grew to understand human frailties. Our struggles blessed us with a chance to see how ultimately we are not in control yet still have God to lean on. We put our hope in God, and God saw us through. God was ever loyal to us. He never left us. He became stronger in our weakness. Along the way, we came to understand more fully God’s loyalty. He loves us not because of who we are, but because of who He is. We discovered how powerful He is. And we learned that we could share His strength by simply starting a conversation with Him. Through our personal interactions with God and the people who... 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

ResortQuest Sponsors Revitalization Retreats in Northwest Florida

Retreats offer military and first responders respite on the beach Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that its ResortQuest brand will sponsor several Revitalization Retreats in 2017 aimed at reconnecting military and first responders with their spouses. Wyndham Vacation Rentals has supported CKFF’s Revitalization Retreats since the program’s launch in 2015. The 2017 partnership confirms Wyndham’s continued commitment to honor those who serve by offering a best-in-class experience on Northwest Florida’s famed beaches. “We are honored to partner with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation by providing accommodations for military and first responders during a very important time in their life. As we have a large portion of our business along the panhandle located in areas with high military presence, The Foundation’s focus on strengthening the family unit for those whom have had hardships due to their line of work resonates with us. Most of our staff is personally connected to these everyday heroes,” says Lino Maldonado, vice president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals. “Our team looks forward to providing great experiences along Northwest Florida for those who put others before themselves.” The Foundation’s namesake Chris Kyle authored the highly acclaimed memoir, American Sniper documenting his life serving as a Navy SEAL sniper. His wife Taya Kyle is Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s Executive Director and founded the organization in 2014 to honor Chris’s legacy by addressing the challenges that she and Chris experienced during his time in service. “If there is the true meaning of revitalization, it is opening the curtains and seeing... Read More

March Update from Taya

I am so grateful to all of you who support Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and our mission to Honor God, Country, and Families Who Serve by caring for military and first responder marriages. Why are these marriages in need of our support? Because all marriages need help sometimes. When you add the fight against evil, trauma in the streets, fear for the safety of spouses, an inability to commit to plans due to job requirements, among other things, these marriages take more hits than most. The best way to serve those who serve us is to preserve the foundation they come home to. Did you know that only about 1% of our citizens serve? The remaining 99% of us can show our gratitude by helping these families survive, and ideally thrive, while serving. A healthy marriage changes the dynamic for the individuals, the family unit and future generations who see their parents keep love alive even through life’s setbacks. The CKFF team and I are so excited to be able to include a phenomenal program to our mix this year. Our Mastering Your Marriage program is launching through a partnership with both Baylor University and University of Texas. With your support, we were able to provide grants for research for military and first responder marriages specifically. Benefits of the research will go directly back into the couples you have entrusted us to serve. CKFF’s Revitalization Retreats, Date Night Out and Empowered Spouses Retreats have already changed lives in astounding ways. I believe this is because God is at the core of what we do. He brings us together to serve one... Read More