On May 14th #TeamVirago was honored to join our partnering non profit, the HD Hogan Memorial Scholarship Foundation (Circle HD Rodeo), in Ft. Worth, TX for the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit.
Steve Hogan (father of U.S. Marine LCp Hunter Hogan - KIA 6/23/12) and Wayne Kyle (father of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle - Killed 2/2/13) met in 2015, and bonded immediately over the tremendous losses they had both suffered, and the shared experience of turning each of their own Struggles Into Strength. Chris Kyle's story of bravery and accomplishment was well known to Hogan but as soon as he began to talk about his own son, Hunter, and the foundation created in his name, Kyle could see how the pillars of his organization reflected in HDHMSF's own mission. In March of this year the HD Hogan Memorial Scholarship Foundation was honored to receive an invitation to the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit.
The Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit was founded by Kyle's parents Wayne and Debbie Kyle and his brother Jeff Kyle. This event was the third annual Benefit held in Chris Kyle's honor benefiting the Spirit of a Hero organization, which through community driven activities raises awareness and gives hope to our service men and women.
For select non-profits the banquet is a chance to talk about their work and their story. It is also an opportunity to create partnerships with organizations who are dedicated to improving civilian and military communities all over the country. It was an incredible honor just to be invited and the team had an amazing time.
Thank you again to the Kyle family and all the amazing organizations and servicemen and women who opened their hearts to our family at this inspiring event.