Salute to Our Heroes

Salute to Our Heroes honors the brave men and women of the armed forces and first responders who serve to protect and preserve our freedoms, liberty, and life. Proceeds from this event fund scholarship endowments for graduating seniors from CFISD. The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation invests in Today’s Students – Tomorrow’s Future by providing scholarships and innovative staff development programs for CFISD. This special evening is highlighted with an inspirational speaker, dinner, entertainment, live and silent auction.

Chad Robichaux
Former Marine and Founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation  

Inspirational Speaker

Chad Robichaux has lived an extraordinary life. A former Force Recon Marine, JSOC operator, Federal Agent, and professional MMA champion, Chad has overcome incredible challenges and found success in a wide range of fields, from entrepreneurship to non-profit advocacy. But perhaps most importantly, Chad has dedicated his life to helping others overcome challenges and find a renewed sense of purpose.

With a deep burden to pay it forward, Chad founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation in 2011, which has become a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping active duty, military veterans, first responders, and their families overcome the difficulties of their service. Mighty Oaks Foundation has served over 500,000 Warriors around the world, helping them to find healing and hope through their highly successful faith-based trauma and resiliency programs.

Chad is the author of multiple books, including “Saving Aziz,” which outlines his heroic, life-saving mission to rescue his Afghan interpreter and 17,000 others from Afghanistan in 2021 (which is being made into a major motion picture), and “An Unfair Advantage,” which details his personal journey and offers practical advice for veterans and others struggling with PTSD and other forms of trauma. Chad is also featured in documentaries Never Fight Alone, Send Me, Escape from Afghanistan, and a short testimonial film by I Am Second.

Past speakers include:
  • JP Lane, US Army Retired
  • Col. Mark Tillman, USAF Retired
  • Col. Bruce Crandall, US Army Retired
  • Sergeant Keni Thomas , Bronze Star Recipient
  • LTC Steve Russell (Ret)
  • Colonel Martha McSally, USAF Retired
  • Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC Retired
  • Kevin Lacz, Former Navy Seal
  • Kris “Tanto” Paronto, Former Army Ranger
  • Salvatore “Sal” Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient
  • Mark Nutsch, Green Beret Commander
  • Josh Bleill, Marine Corpral
  • JP Lane, Purple Heart Recipient
  • Shilo Harris, Purple Heart Recipient

For details on sponsorship, advertisements or ticket sales, please call (281) 370-0144. Individual tickets are $125 each and $75 for military veterans and active military personnel.