Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit 2016 Was an Inspiring Experience / by JIllian Marshall

Brittney Hogan (Founder of Virago Fitness/Co-Founder of Circle HD Rodeo) with Father-In-Law, Steve Hogan (Co-Founder of Circle HD Rodeo) enjoying some vino at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards.

Brittney Hogan (Founder of Virago Fitness/Co-Founder of Circle HD Rodeo) with Father-In-Law, Steve Hogan (Co-Founder of Circle HD Rodeo) enjoying some vino at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards.

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.

Find out how you can get involved in either the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit or HD Hogan Memorial Rodeo Scholarship Foundation today!

The Chris Kyle Memorial Motorcycle Ride

The Chris Kyle Memorial Motorcycle Ride

Darrell Kres of SD Tactical (Wife, Amy Kres, Below) waiting to enter the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit.

Darrell Kres of SD Tactical (Wife, Amy Kres, Below) waiting to enter the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit.