Snowball Express IX Photos!
Please enjoy the photos below from Snowball Express IX!!! Thank you to our photographers Jeremy Lock, Tamera Roberts, MSgt Julie Briden Garcia, and all those who volunteered their time to capture these moments!
Day 1 – Arrivals and Opening Show!
Our families arrived to the DFW airport on 10 chartered jets with volunteer flight crews donated by American Airlines for the start of Snowball Express IX! After arriving at the hotels, the families were treated to an amazing opening show, Sacrifice Remembered, Heroes Honored, to start the weekends activities!
Day 2 – Studio Movie Grill, Gas Monkey Live and the Perot Museum
Day 2 of Snowball Express 2014 weekend started with a surprise breakfast with Santa, then onto a presidential motorcade with 100 patriot guard riders and the Fort Worth and Dallas police departments leading the way to a red carpet experience at Studio Movie Grill, fun with the cast of Fast and Loud at the Gas Monkey Live and finally and afternoon at the Perot Museum. Then another presidential escort shutting down the entire route from Dallas to Fort Worth!
Day 3 – Walk of Gratitude and Balloon Release, Sheriff’s Posse Ranch, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band!
On Day 3, the families started the day with our annual “Walk of Gratitude” where each family member released a balloon in memory of their fallen hero on Main street in downtown Fort Worth. From there the families rode in another presidential motorcade to Sheriff’s Posse Ranch in Weatherford where they were treated to a day of fun to include a rodeo, horse drawn carriage rides, and taught how to rope a calf! From there they headed to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base for a special concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band in the VR-59 Hangar!
Day 4 – Ft. Worth Zoo, Texas Music Project – Snowball Express Talent Showcase, and our Closing show!
On Day 4 the families enjoyed a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo, the annual talent show hosted by the Texas Music Project and Septian Entertainment Group, and a grand finale show of shows produced by our Chief Fun Officer, David Hira!