Mission Statement

Honor America’s fallen military service members

Our mission is to Honor America’s fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. Champion their children’s future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, and communal healing, by connecting these families to one another.

Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Providing hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. In December each year we bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more.

Nationally, Snowball Express provides comprehensive support programs for fallen families that are focused on transition and connections to community resources, healing and wellness, peer engagement, education and personal/professional development programs.


We Remember

Our fallen military heroes' families

Every day, many of the men and women of the armed forces return to their families and their civilian lives. But not every one will have that chance, and the families left behind are forever changed. Snowball Express remembers those fallen heroes who will never return, and honors the supreme sacrifice their families have made. Snowball Express serves the children who will never be reunited with their mom or dad.


We Honor

A profound mission for our fallen military heroes

Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. We bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more. Parents of children of the fallen often tell us that their child is reserved, withdrawn or unwilling to talk about their loss. Participating in Snowball Express changes that, making each child feel special and giving them an opportunity to share their feelings about losing something so precious, their parent.


We Care

No one should feel alone

Using a volunteer team, Snowball Express creates a weekend of events to connect the children and surviving spouses of the fallen with others going through the same experience. The children who attend our annual event walk away knowing they are not alone, and that we honor the sacrifice their parent made while serving our country. Children often return year after year to reunite with the friends they have made through Snowball Express.


Help Us Serve

Help us honor them

Your donation changes the lives of families who have lost a loved one protecting our nation. With your contribution, we give heartbroken children who have seen their darkest hour something they need: happy new memories and love. And, your support honors the fallen who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Snowball Express is one of the few charities dedicated to the children of our nation’s fallen military heroes, but we need your help to accomplish this goal. We need your help to honor these sacrifices, and to give hope for those left behind. Visit our Support page to make the difference.


We Honor
PO1 Joel Ramos, USN SGT Jesse Blamires, USA SFC Luke Hortenstine, USA SGT Robert Briggs, USA SGT Edward Hoglund, USA SPC Cristian Rojas-Gallego, USA SFC Christopher Robinson, USA MSGT Baldemar Gonzales, USA SGTMAJ Daveton Fearon, USA SPC Steven Conover, USA SGT Jameel Freeman, USA SPC Eric Hobson, USA SPC James Paquette, USA SFC Eddie Salcedo, USA LTCOL Thomas Wren, USA SRA Gilnord Charles, USAF LTCOL Michael Warren, USA SGT Gregory Fejeran, USA SPC Rudolfo Bernal, USA SSGT Gerald Nicholls, USAF TSGT Ryan Balmer, USAF SSG Cassie Mecuk, USA CWO2 John Smith, USA PFC John Andrade Sr, USA SGT Jose Escobedo III, USA
As One of Our Fallen Heroes

Serving the children of our fallen military heroes Snowball Express Could Use Your Help!