For more than ten years it has been my privilege to support Snowball Express, an organization dedicated to serving the children of our fallen military heroes, surviving spouses, and our Gold Star families. From my first moments at Snowball in 2007, the kids captured my heart and every year I look forward to bringing smiles to the faces of these deserving children. So many remarkable people have volunteered their time and resources to make our annual event special when, courtesy of American Airlines, we bring over 1,500 Gold Star children together to provide hope and new memories during difficult times.
Today, I am thrilled to announce an exciting change. Snowball Express is now an official program of the Gary Sinise Foundation. We will expand on this program's important work while maintaining their many wonderful traditions.
Snowball Express holds a special place in my heart and I thank you all so much for your support of the Gary Sinise Foundation as your generosity has made this possible. Your belief in our mission has allowed us to grow consistently year after year and your continuing support will ensure that we are able to serve and honor the needs of these families for many years to come.