CARE PACKAGE EVENT WITH BOY SCOUT TROOP 80
DECEMBER 11, 2012 Baldwinsville, New York at Elden Elementary School
The Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider Foundation teamed up with Troop 80 to send care packages to our deployed Troops overseas in harms way. The public was invited to drop off items at the school. Altogether over 40 care package boxes were packed full for delivery to our deployed troops! Way to go Troop 80! The venue was also the location that night for Toys for Tots drop off(see below).MAKING A DIFFERENCE... TOGETHER.
THE CPL. KYLE R. SCHNEIDER FOUNDATIONis collecting for this years TOYS FOR TOTS 2012 campaign. The public was invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Elden Elementary School location December 11, 2012 for our care package event with Boy Scout Troop 80 of Baldwinsville, New York. To dropoff toys please contact us via e-mail for arrangements. Together we areMAKING A DIFFERENCE in a childs life this Christmas Season. http://www.toysfortots.org/
CNY VETERANS EXPO- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
VETERANS DAY WEEKEND EXPO AT NYS FAIRGROUNDS. THE CPL. KYLE R. SCHNEIDER FOUNDATION WAS THERE.
The parade was held at noon. The Expo was held in the Center of Progress Building from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.http://www.cnyveteransparade.org/ The Cpl.Kyle R. Schneider Foundation's representatives were there with a booth set up to reach out to our Veterans and the public to tell folks what we're about and our efforts. We were honored by two members of our Armed forces who drew the winners of our raffle items before the close of the expo. A beautiful quilt measuring ~60" x 51" in patriotic and USMC themes was donated by talented seamstress, Pat Bush and was valued at over $300. Also a gift basket of Lia-Sophia Jewelry was donated by a sales representative, also valued at over $300. Each of these items are very much appreciated and were raffled to two lucky winners. You did not have to be present to win.
FREEDOM TEAM MEMBER ELLEN BRUNET TAKES THE TEAM TO THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON
Ellen Brunet and her team members traveled to The Marine Corps Marathon held Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Arlington Virginia. The race started near Arlington National Cemetery and finished at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Monument. Over 23,000 runners participated with wounded warriors taking part, and many running in honor and memory of our fallen heroes. Ellens' team has been training since earlier this past summer to prepare for this race. With sore feet and aching muscles, managed to stop and pay homage to Fallen Heroes at Section 60. In the chill winds and rain of Hurricane Sandy, she stated '...our military Heroes endure so much more, for so long, without complaint, in selfless service and sacrifice on our behalf'. A very moving tribute. What an inspiring effort. Way to go Ellen and Team Believe! http://www.marinemarathon.com/
ROCHELLE AND LARRY CLARK RUN THE ARMY 10 MILER IN WASHINGTON,D.C. IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF CPL. KYLE R. SCHNEIDER
OCTOBER 21, 2012
Running in honor and memory of Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider, Rochele and Larry Clark participated in the Army 10 miler. While in D.C., the Clark's attended a Veterans Expo and networked with many organizations. One organization, familiar to us, TAPS, was present and the Clark's fortuitously met Tiffany Sizemore, a social worker and counselor with TAPS. Tiffany, who was staffing the TAPS booth, ran in Kyle's honor and memory at the half marathon at Walt Disney World this year. Also that weekend were memorable and moving visits to the Pentagon's 9-11 Memorial Site and Arlington National Cemetary's hallowed ground; "Where Valor Rests". From the bottom of our hearts we thank the Clark's for keeping alive the spirit of our son and connecting with so many others to let them know about our fallen heroes and The Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider Foundation.
Work begins on trail and site preparation for Memorial Bench at Beaver Lake Nature Center
Eagle Scout candidate Nick Clark and members of Troop 80, under the guidance of Troop leaders and parents began performing the physical phase of his Eagle Scout project effort October 21, 2012. The bench will be funded privately by Cpl. Kyle Schneider's family. September 16th friends and family made the trek to the site for a dedication ceremony. Cpl. Schneider's parents and family, along with Scout Clark's parents were present for the work party to lend support. Afterward there was fellowship and refreshments capped by a brief prayer dedication. We are proud Nick Clark chose this as his Eagle Scout project. Clark is a fine example of the kind of mature, civic minded indiviual that scouting helps to shape into tomorrows future leaders.
Cpl. Kyle Schneider was an avid Boyscout and enjoyed many of its' activities.
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Syracuse Festival of Races
September 30, 2012
Sanctioned 5K and 3K fun Walk/run! Many people came to the Syracuse University Campus at Manley Field House to participate in supporting The KRS Foundation. Folks ran, walked, volunteered at our booth, or simply cheered us on. Still others contributed as pledgers. All had a hand and played a part in making the event a huge success. Many thanks go out all, our hats off to you!
The SFoR's is a large, long running annual event that features the USA National Masters 5K Championship. National 5k record times were set by Masters runners of several categories. Good job Syracuse Chargers Track Club and the USATF. Seehttp://www.crowdrise.com/TeamCplKRSchneiderfor Team results. See www.festivalofraces.com for Race results. The Freedom Team fielded runners in both the mens and womens groups including many walkers and kids in the 3K fun run. Very well organized event. So keep training runners and future runners and we'll see you there next year.
THE FLORIDA FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF CPL. KYLE SCHNEIDER 5K WALK
Held concurrently with the Syracuse Festival of Races in support of The
Freedom Team. Organized independently by friends and family of Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider. Walkers and runners raised $1000 in support of The foundation, a huge success. Participants enjoyed fellowship and a picnic together afterward on a beautiful Florida day. Thanks go out to our friends and family in Florida! God bless all of our supporters.
FOLDS of HONOR GOLF TOURNAMENT at TIMBER BANKS GOLF COURSE
SEPTEMBER 8,2012- FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION holds the First Annual Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider Memorial Golf Tournament at TIMBER BANKS GOLF COURSE in Baldwinsville, New York. A beautiful venue and wonderful honor in a worthy effort. Timber Banks is a challenging Jack Nicklaus Designed course and has hosted many notable events. http://www.timberbanks.com/ To learn more http://www.foldsofhonor.org/
The first annual Cpl.Kyle R. Schneider Blood Drive held by The Red Cross and sponsored by Crouse Irving Hospital in Syracuse New York was a huge success. The total qualified pints collected exceeded the goals needed for this drive and very nearly shattered the all time record for any Crouse Blood Drive. Kyle motivated many new first-time givers to make the committment and give, an inspiration for us all. Everyone who attended or gave are real 'everyday Heroes'. Crouse Hospital holds several Blood Drives by the Red Cross each year, giving many the chance to 'Make a Difference" for those in need. Thank you Crouse Hospital for Honoring our son in such a meaningful way. We are deeply grateful. Crouse Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Central New York and an active and important member of the community. www.crouse.org/
Syracuse New Yorks' Alliance Bank Stadium Armed forces Day- Honor and Remember Ceremony coordinator Wendy Schoen presents Kyles' parents with a dedication flag on May 12, 2012 in honor and memory of Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider. http://www.onondagacountyparks.com/
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY TAPS CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR- ARLINGTON VIRGINIA, MAY 25-28,2012
The National Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) conference and seminar, held annually, was in Arlington, VA. May 25-28. The conference was held at The Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington and featured workshops, small peer support groups, Good Grief Camps for Kids,and more. Also there were scheduled functions at venues around Washington,D.C. over the weekend, culminating in the national observance service at sunrise, Memorial Day in Arlington in the Ampitheater at The Tomb of the Unknown. A very important weekend of events and observances. www.TAPS.org
Honor and Remember Flag Ceremony dediated to Cpl.Kyle Schneider- May 12,2012
Armed forces Recognition Day at Alliance Bank stadium, Syracuse, New York. Activities began at noon with displays by the Troops from Fort Drum, NY, 10th Mtn Division. These included a Predator Drone, Military Service Vehicles, a live band, and many displays and free materials for the public to see and become acquanted with. These hometown Heroes have served with pride and have sacrificed so much on behalf of the American people to keep us safe from harm. It was our honor to have participated in recognizing them. Fittingly the venue was at America's favorite passtime,a baseball game. What a tangible example of the safety, peace, and civility we enjoy because of our heroes. A reenlistment ceremony preceded an Honor ceremony on the field at 1pm with flag presentation to the family of Cpl.Kyle Schneider. A very moving video presentation of Kyle accompanied. An invocation followed. The Fort Drum Band Band performed flawlessly with colors provided by the Air Force's 174th Tactical Fighter Wing from Syracuse. The National Anthem was sung while a huge American Flag was held out and covered about half of the infield. This very special flag flew over Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2011 while Kyle served in Sangin, Afghanistan. Very moving. A heartfelt 'Thank You' to everyone involved.
TOUGH MUDDERS RACE 2012 at Pocono Manor
Friends of the Kyle Schneider Foundation competed in The 2012 Tough Mudders Race to benefit wounded warriors. The race, May 12, 2012 , at Pocono Manor in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania and is based upon an endurance obstacle course designed for the British Special Forces and is an extreme athletic event. The team members, headed by Kyle's cousin Jason Warner, sporting The Foundations' t-shirt, all finished the race. Quite a feat. Thanks to Team Kyle and all the participants. What dedication to our military heroes!
SAT.MAY 5,2012- Concert to benefit the Cpl. Kyle Schneider Scholarship Fund
QuintEsscence, an A Cappella vocal group, led by 'Sam' Armstrong (featuring Kyle's own aunt Jackie), hosted and performed in a wonderful two hour concert given in Kyle's memory to benefit the Cpl.Kyle R. Schneider Music scholarship, administered by the BCSF. Also performing was the Baker High School vocal Jazz chorus, Company B, directed by Colin Keating. Accompanying,was a smokin' 6 piece jazz ensemble from the high school's Jazz Band. A great concert and wonderful evening. Standing room only. They raised more than $1200 for the scholarship. What a great group of young people and supportive community.
HALF MARATHON TO BENEFIT TAPS IN HONOR OF FALLEN HEROES- DISNEY WORLD, FEBRUARY 26,2012
A half marathon was run at Disney World in Orlando, Florida to benefit The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Feb. 26, in honor of fallen Heroes. Ms. Tiffany Sizemore ran in honor of Cpl.Kyle R. Schneider. Not only did she finish with a personal best, she exceeded her fund raising goals as well, raising well over $1000. Congratulations and thank you to Tiffany and to TAPS for such a worthy cause.
TAPS lends much needed emotional support and guidance to families of the fallen. The folks at TAPS are wonderful, dedicated, caring people who know what families are going through because they have been there too. You know when you open up to a TAPS staff member or peer support counselor you know in talking with them, that they have traveled this grief journey too. What a powerful, critically needed mission.
Honor the Fallen. Committed to Service. Courage to Carry On.