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National Fundraising Campaign in Support of Snowball Express

Fellow PGR Members,

Good day all. I have some exciting news for you all. As you may or may not know the Patriot Guard Riders have been a National Partner of the Snowball Express Program for a number of years now. Recently the Snowball Express program moved over to the Gary Sinise Foundation. With that move this years event moves to Disney World in Florida so it will be a huge undertaking financially to send almost 2,000 Gold Star Family members to enjoy 5 days of healing and fun.

We have been working with Gary Sinise to form a National PGR Snowball Express Fund-raising Program. We have an opportunity to make a huge financial impact here for as little as $5.00 or more per member. Those members could then share the page with 5 friends and family members or more and so on till it Snowballs. No pun intended!!!! Well maybe a little.

I am attaching the link below for you all to share as well. Please take a moment to check the website out especially the PSA Gary Sinise did himself about the Patriot Guard shown above, which is on the website. You are all free to make your own teams or donate under your region. A little competition between regions and teams could turn out to be some fun too.

The first link below is the donation link that where you can donate and share. The second link is for the Snowball Express website which will give you some history and background information about this program. Anyone who’s ever been a part of an escort, departure celebration or actually volunteered at the event can tell you it’s something you will never forget and it’s so addicting you won’t stop. Thank you for your support and thank you all for all you do.

Patriot Guard Riders Support Families of the Fallen campaign site.

Snowball Express history and background.

It’s simple and easy for PGR members to get involved. Fundraising teams have been created for each of the 9 PGR Regions. Your friends and family will be able to join your team.

We recommend that you follow these simple instructions to get started:

  • To Start, PGR Members should, Click the “Become a Fundraiser” button above, and then select the “Join a team”. Locate and Click on your Region and then “Create an Account”. You will then enter your e-mail address and create your own password and Click NEXT.
  • Start your fundraising page off by donating at least $5.00 (you can donate a little more if you want to) You have now set up your own page and you can invite others to join your team.
  • Share your page with at least five friends or family members and encourage them to do the same.

As Gary reminds us, “While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.” And if your community is able to “do a little more,” they have the option to do so.


John “Smiley” Fenech
Vice-President HOTH
Patriot Guard Riders

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