Sunday, April 21, 2013
It's time to ante-up for our US Paragliding Teams
It's that time again, and it is imperative that those who love this sport provide the support for our finest to hit the world stage. Unlike many European athletes who get support from their National bodies, U.S. paragliding team members are spending their own dollars - unless we donate our part to support the team.
Who gets the donated funds? Our World Team and our USA1 and USA2 X-Alps teams. First up is the X-Alps which starts July 7th in Salzburg Austria.
Our US TEAMS are:
USA1 - Hanza Rejmanek and his support team of Luis Rosenkjer and Jesse Williams. Honza will be competing in his 3rd X-Alps and is the only US athlete to have ever graced the podium in a prior X-Alps.
USA2 - Stephan Haase is a friend and a talented pilot. This is his first X-Alps. His support team is Brad Sander and veteran supporter Dave Hanning. Both Dave and Brad have experience in big mountains and will be an asset for Stephan.
The X-Alps coverage was riveting in 2011 and will be even better this year.
Our World Team will hit Bulgaria July 13th and consists of the ever present Josh Cohn, Nick Greece, Eric "the Badger" Reed, and Arnie Frankenberger. Rob Sporrer returns as Team Leader.
Please consider donating to our teams. They compete for the purest of reasons - for the sport of it. Prize money is not the motivator - nor is fielding teams in the world stage cheap. Any and all help will be appreciated and you might even get an email from Uncle Tony!
You can use the button below or visit the US Team website at http://www.usparaglidingteam.org/index.html