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
MSGT Brian Badstibner, USAF LCDR Landon Jones, USN SGT Larry Kuhns, USA LCPL Aaron Boyles, USMC CAPT Jeffery Sims, USAF SSG Shane Barnard, USA SGT Jeremy Hedrick, USMC SFC John Morton, USA SGT Jameel Freeman, USA PFC Jefferey Bisson, USA SGT Elijah Rao, USA CPL Christopher Manuel, USA CAPT Daniel Eggers, USA SFC Devone Reynolds, USA PO2 Bertillus Mark, USN CPO Kevin Benton, USN SGT Gregory McCoy, USA SSGT Rudy Ruiz, USA MAJ Benny Romero, USA SGT Simone Robinson, USA SGT Robert Briggs, USA 2NDLT Darryn Andrews, USA SGT Brian Clarkson, USA MAJ Barry Bishop, USA SSG Delmar White, USA
As One of Our Fallen Heroes

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