EVENTS & Happenings

help support children of fallen patriots foundation by participating in one of our upcoming events and fundraisers.


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Stars For Scholars Fundraiser to Support Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Start Date: July 2018

End Date: September 2018

Location: Click here for participating locations

Details:  Stars for Scholars is a nationwide fundraiser to benefit Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation from July through September 2018. Over 50 Family Entertainment Centers, water parks, and amusement parks across the country are joining forces to help ensure a bright future for Gold Star children. When people donate, they write their name on a paper gold star to recognize their contribution in helping military kids who’ve lost a parent while serving our country. Stars for Scholars is inspired by Putt for the Fallen, a 3-year fundraising event which raised over $50,000 at miniature golf facilities for Fallen Patriots. 

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6th Annual “TK” Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner

Date:  Friday, August 3rd

Golf Tournament: Check-in: 9:45-10:30am; Shot gun start: 10:30am

Location:  The West Point Golf Course (718 Victor Constant Rd, West Point, New York)

Dinner & Cocktails: 7:00-10:00pm

Location: The Thayer Hotel (674 Thayer Rd, West Point, New York)

Details: The 6th Annual “TK” Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner is an event to remember and honor Major Thomas “TK” Kennedy (KIA).

All proceeds from the event benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.




Date: September 7, 2018

Start Time: 12:00pm

Location: Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley, MN

Details: The second annual Minnesota fundraiser for the Children of Fallen Patriots will take place on Friday, September 7 at Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley, MN. The event will kick off with a BBQ at 12pm followed by activities including golf and lawn bowling. Ticket prices are $125 for golfers and $50 for non-golfers, and tickets can be purchased at the link below. Similar to last year, we will have a silent auction at the event to raise funds for the organization.

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New York City RBC Race for the Kids


Date: September 22, 2018

Start Time: 9:00am / Finish: 3:00pm

Location: Brookfield Place

Details:  Title Sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and convening charity Youth INC are excited to partner for the fourth consecutive year to host RBC Race for the Kids— a high energy day of family fun and athletics, all to benefit NYC youth!

RBC Race for the Kids NYC is jam-packed with activities for people of all ages and fitness levels. Run along the waterfront in the 5K Race, test your strength and endurance in The MSK Challenge, or visit the Family Fun Zone for kids’ runs, an obstacle course, rock climbing, face painting, and more!

Race for the Kids is an exciting series of 15 charitable runs supporting children’s causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States. Increasing in popularity every year, RBC Race for the Kids events have attracted more than 161,901 participants to date, and raised over $30MM for children’s charities around the world. Click here for more information



10th Annual Greenwich Gala

Date: November 3, 2018

Location: Riverside Yacht Club, Riverside CT

Details: This evening of patriotic generosity honoring Gold Star families will be nothing short of spectacular. Patriot Award recipient, General Raymond A. Thomas, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, will address the room followed by words from a Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient.  The evening consists of: a cocktail hour, dinner, Fallen Patriots presentation, live auction, guest speakers and an unforgettable live appeal – the Fund-A-Scholarship.  Supporters can see their donations at work contributing to tuition, books, computers and more. To get involved, donate an auction item, underwrite an expense, buy ad space, purchase a sponsorship, buy tickets, or make a donation, e-mail

At 2017’s event, a record-breaking $3.3 million dollars was raised by the 600 attendees who selflessly served the families of those who died for our country.


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Start Date: Monday, April 2, 2018 - TBD
Location: San Diego, CA to New York, NY via D.C. and Philly.

Details: A San Diego man is riding his bicycle over 3,000 miles across the United States. Ryan Lee Gehris is ‘Pedaling for Pattie’ and in honor of all the children of fallen patriots.  His mom, Pattie Stein, lost her dad when she was just 14 years old. He was killed while serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. As a young boy, Ryan grew up hearing stories about his grandfather, Leon ‘Lee’ Charles Stein. Ever since, he’s been an advocate for Gold Star families. Now – he is riding his bicycle across America to ensure Gold Star Children receive a higher education. 

Click here to support his effort


Date: Ongoing

Details: Yes I Did! Is giving a portion of their proceeds to help fund scholarships and educational counseling for military children who have lost parents in the line of duty. Yes I Did  features unique and fun products on their online store that show support for firefighters, police officers, and members of the military.

Click here to view their store. 

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From Barefoot to Stilettos, LLC by I Adore Shoes and More Are SUPPORTING Children of FALLEN PATRIOTS Foundation One stiletto at a time

Date: Ongoing While Supplies Last

Details: From Barefoot to Stilettos, LLC by I Adore Shoes & More are donating a portion of the proceeds from their Armed in Faith stiletto heel to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. These cameo pumps are adorned with Swarovski crystals, antiqued metal cross, and a customizable miniature dog tag charm. For every Armed in Faith stiletto sold From Barefoot to Stilettos, LLC by I Adore Shoes & More will donate $10 to help the students of fallen heroes attend college.

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Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Date: May 13

Details: To salute the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, May 13 has officially been proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day.  This date shows appreciation for the young people whose lives were forever changed in support of their parents’ service to our country.  Too often, this tremendous sacrifice is overlooked, which is why Children of Fallen Patriots Day was created to applaud their resilience and strength.

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