HONORING GOD, COUNTRY, AND FAMILIES WHO SERVE

Lt. Col. Oliver North to provide keynote for CKFF Gala in Chicago

Lt. Col. Oliver North to provide keynote for CKFF Gala in Chicago One of America’s most respected war heroes, Lt. Col. Oliver North will deliver the keynote address at the Chicago Gala that benefits the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The Gala event at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare is a major fundraising event for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which was launched in honor of American Sniper, Chris Kyle by his wife Taya in 2014 following his murder. The Foundation’s unique mission is to provide experiences to enhance the marriages of active duty military, veteran and first responder couples – or put simply – to serve the marriages of those who serve our country. Divorce rates, along with the pressures on the family unit are proven to be significantly higher for service couples. These days, Lt. Col. North dedicates his time to delivering positive messages to events like the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Chicago Gala around topics along the lines of America in the New Millennium; Family, Faith and Freedom; and America the Exceptional. He will be a valued addition to the Chicago Gala for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation on April 14, says Executive Director and wife of Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle.   “Lt. Col. Oliver North is a man that we are so honored to be hosting at the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Gala,” said Taya Kyle. ”His outlook to life is very much in line with where Chris’ was when he finished his service – he is humble and wants to make a positive difference. “His work within the military and veteran space perfectly complements the mission of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to... Read More

Chicago to Honor Chris Kyle with April Gala

The second annual Chicago Gala to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation will be held on April 14th, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. The Gala has been designed as a key 2018 fundraiser for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation – a foundation dedicated to serving military and first responder marriages. The Foundation was launched in honor of American Sniper Chris Kyle by his wife, Taya following his murder five years ago to carry on his legacy. In line with the work Chris was doing with those who served before his death in 2013, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation carries through on his vision of providing experiences for military and first responder couples aimed at enhancing their marriages and providing an environment for those marriages to thrive. Statistically, service marriages result in a far higher divorce rate than those of non-service marriages, with the rigors of serving in military or first responder units taking their toll at home. In announcing the Gala, Taya Kyle highlighted the work in Chicago that first responder units do in protecting the city and the high population of military service veterans in and around Illinois. “We’re excited to be heading back to Chicago and cementing the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Gala on the April calendar in Chicago,” said Ms. Kyle. “We’ll be using the event give back to the community, by providing experiences to military and first responder couples in the area. “It is no secret that especially the first responders in Chicago have been under a lot of pressure over recent times – but as they do – they continue... Read More

Chicago Gala set to Honor Chris Kyle

Chicago Gala set to Honor Chris Kyle The second annual Chicago Gala to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation will be held on April 14th, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. The Gala has been designed as a key 2018 fundraiser for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation – a foundation dedicated to serving the marriages of those who serve us in the military and first responder communities. The Foundation was launched in honor of American Sniper Chris Kyle by his wife, Taya following his murder five years ago. In line with the work Chris was doing with those who served before his death in 2013, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation provides experiences for military and first responder couples, with the aim of allowing their marriages to thrive. Statistically, service marriages have a far higher failure rate than those of non-service marriages, with the rigors of serving in military or first responder units taking their toll at home. In announcing the Gala, Taya Kyle highlighted the work in Chicago that first responder units do in protecting the city, along with the high population of military service veterans in and around Illinois. “We’re excited to be heading back to Chicago and cementing the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Gala on the April calendar there,” said Ms. Kyle. “We’ll be using the event to give back to the community, by providing experiences to service couples through the event. “It is no secret that especially the first responders in Chicago have been under a lot of pressure over recent times – but as they do – they continue to turn up, proudly, to protect their city and its... Read More

‘You have given my wife and I a priceless gift’ – Levi and Danielle

‘You have given my wife and I a priceless gift’ – Levi and Danielle Like many Americans, the events of September 11, 2001 sparked a fire in Levi. While there was great sadness and horror at the events that unfolded on that perfect spring morning in New York, Philadelphia and Washington – there was also unprecedented levels of national pride, patriotism and looking out for your neighbor. Levi – a country boy growing up on a ranch in Montana, who had the values of hard work and honesty drilled into him from an early age – was motivated to become a Marine. “I instantly knew (after September 11) that I was going to be a Marine,” explained Levi. “I knew I was going to put college on hold, hang up my bull riding spurs and put the saddle back in the tack room. “All I wanted to do was put my boot into the backside of the insurgency.” Enlisting as a young man, Levi was quickly deployed. He was also in a relationship with Danielle who was proving to be his rock after the things he saw were having an effect on him. After his second deployment – at the tender age of just 20 – they married. “She was my saving grace and brought me back from some of the struggles I was facing,” said Levi.  “She was especially there for me for me during my additional three deployments I went on after we married.  Danielle taught me how to be human again and put to rest some of the demons I had.  My little Montana girl that would go anywhere with me. “A lot of days I am dumbfounded that she... Read More

“To spend a day with my wife was so special to us, we don’t get to do it too often.”

“To spend a day with my wife was so special to us, we don’t get to do it too often.” When you think Las Vegas, NV you think the bright lights of The Strip, crazy hotels, good times and chancing your arm at a Casino. It’s a place of guilty pleasures and escapism. You certainly don’t see it as becoming the home of America’s worst gun tragedy. Sadly, on October 1, 2017, it was exactly that when a gunman opened fire from a hotel on an open air concert. Many off-duty first responders at the concert were hailed for their bravery in stepping in to help those in the firing line, putting their own bodies on the line and their own significant others at risk. The first responders that were serving at the event on the night and the city in the days and weeks directly after the event had to wade through the uncertainty to secure and re-assure the community. Soon after, through a partnership with America’s leading mobile hydraulic and industrial hose supplier – PIRTEK USA – and NHRA Mello Yello Series front runner, Steve Torrence, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation had the opportunity to provide experiences to Police Officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at the Fall round of the NHRA held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s The Strip. The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s Date Night Out program gives couples that serve either in military or first responder units the chance to experience time off and allow someone else to serve. CKFF has found since implementing Date Night Out that most of the couples that take part haven’t had time off – in many cases – for years. LVMPD Officer Richard and his Wife... Read More