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We're Bringing Snowball Express to the Happiest Place on Earth!

March 21st, 2018


Our newest program, Snowball Express, serves the children of our fallen military heroes, surviving spouses, and Gold Star families. An important aspect of this program is its annual four-day experience in December, where we bring families together from all around the nation with the help of our official airline partner, American Airlines.

For the past nine years, the city of Dallas & entire Dallas Fort Worth MetroPlex have graciously welcomed thousands of Gold Star families to participate in fun activities and entertainment to keep spirits high and provide emotional healing. But this year, we are excited to announce our four-day experience will be relocated to the happiest place on earth…

We are thrilled and honored to bring the children of our fallen military heroes to Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida this December. These families will have an opportunity to bond with the only people who can truly understand their loss: one another.


By building a strong community, these children and surviving spouses form friendships that can last a lifetime. And this year, we’re bringing the program’s many wonderful traditions along to Disney with a few new friends and surprises!

This annual experience serves as a reminder that our country will never forget our fallen heroes and the thousands of military families left behind.


December has always been a hard month for us. Having something to look forward to that we know is so much fun.. it’s such a relief. It’s a break from the reality of our situation.

-Seana Arrechaga (widow & mother)

The Gary Sinise Foundation team is determined to make this year’s annual event the best one yet. These children deserve a little magic in their lives. But we need your help. Join us today and support our Snowball Express program.