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Why Supporting our Junior Team Matters

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PRIDE? Pilots that are a product of US Soaring should be consistently on the podium at World Championships. We have the raw material.

Just like major auto manufacturers enhance their brand by fielding Formula 1, NASCAR and Indy teams, we promote US soaring by fielding a competitive soaring team.

PROMOTING SOARING HELPS US ALL in growing and protecting the sport we love, whether we simply enjoy circling around the home field on weekends or whether we are driven to set records or win competitions.

However, this is not a one-shot endeavor. To consistently field a competitive team requires (besides talent and practice) repeated immersion in the world competition venue.

This starts with our Juniors, and requires that we send as many qualified and prepared pilots to as many contests as possible. This way we grow a cadre of young pilots that will mature into world class pilots.

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Participation in World Gliding Contests by the Juniors is funded in part by endowments managed by the Soaring Society of America Foundation.

However, these endowments are able to provide support to cover about 25% of the cost of fielding a team for a WGC. There is no endowment support for pre-worlds participation or US based training.

Until we can complete a capital campaign that will increase the endowment to a size that can fully support the Junior Team, we must rely on individual contributions on a per contest basis to fund our team.

Your contribution, no matter how modest, is important and greatly appreciated.

Contact us at mylegacy@ssa.org or (575) 392-1177 8 am - 5 pm M-F Mountain Time
The SSA (EIN 95-1932120) is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Posted: 2/13/2019