T.A.P.S. Team

Family Support


T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) has been a valued partner to Snowball Express since 2006. They provide 15-20 trained volunteers to support Snowball families during the December Program.  T.A.P.S. provides emotional support to families, assistance with special needs or large families, and conducts support seminars for the spouses.


American Airlines Team Airlift

Family Transportation


Team Airlift is made up of a group of American Airlines employees that do the behind the scenes work to get your family to Snowball. We work with our generous sponsors American Airlines and Fisher House’s Hero Miles to allocate resources like airplanes, crews and flight schedules. We also make all your reservations and itineraries to make sure you get here. We love our Snowball families and being able to serve them is a great honor!


Patriot Guard Riders

Family Support


The PGR’s primary mission is to attend the funeral service, show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, many of which are now a part of Snowball Express, their family and their community. The Patriot Guard has been recognized by the President and the United States Congress for helping to preserve the memory and honor of the Nation’s fallen heroes.

Since Snowball Express first came to Texas, we have been blessed as invited guest of Snowball Express. Our PGR members are at each of the departing and arrival airports to show our appreciation to our Gold Star Families as they depart and return from DFW. Our PGR Volunteers give a Texas-sized welcome by cheering them off their plane upon arrival in DFW. We then provide Motorcycle Escorts for their bus convoys throughout every day’s activities. We are also called upon to provide security for family members at each of the venues.

Bottom line we do everything possible to let them know we love them. It is a great honor for the PGR to be a small part of the Snowball Express family and to provide new memories for the children of military fallen heroes.


We Honor
SGT Timothy Padgett, USA PO1 Dameshvar Jaikaran, USN SFC Ronald Grider, USA SFC Brion Sullivan, USA 1STLT Zane Kang, USA SSGT Bryan Berky, USAF SPC Casey Clark, USA SGT Douglas Bull, USA CAPT Michael Braden, USA SPC Joseph Lucas, USA SGT Phillip Jenkins, USA CWO3 Thomas Gibbons, USA SGT Jonathan Markham, USA SSGT Javier Ortiz RIVera, USMC SPC Eric Hobson, USA CWO2 Kyle Jackson, USA LCPL Joseph Spence, USMC 1STLT David Hudnall, USA SPC Elisha Charles-Spotts, USA SGT Nicholas Patterson, USA SGT Raymundo Morales, USA SPC Cole Chaney, USA CAPT Douglas Dicenzo, USA SSG Travis Bachman, USA 2NDLT Richard Torres, USA
As One of Our Fallen Heroes

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