The 2021 Paragliding World Championships will be held from Oct 31st - Nov 13th in Tucumán, Argentina. This competition is held every two years and qualifying for the team involves flying well in various competitions spread over the previous three years leading up to this event (Worlds).
The US Team for 2021 consists of one female pilot, Galen Kirkpatrick, and five male pilots; Chris Cote, Matt Henzi, Andy Macrae, Owen Shoemaker, and Marcos Rosenkjer. Matt Senior has volunteered as our team leader to keep track of any news, scoring issues, logistics, and generally doing most of the busywork so that the team can concentrate on flying well.
With the various expenses of airfare, food, lodging, entry fees and many other expenses, the team is looking at "hard" expenses totaling around $30,000. This does not include time away from work. If adding that in, the price to compete is somewhere around $60,000 total for the team.
We are looking for help with the "hard" expenses and asking you - fellow pilots, friends and relatives - for a donation in any amount. If you can donate, please enter the dollar amount you'd like to donate in the quantity box and click "Add to Cart." You'll then go through the checkout and payment process like any other online store, with several payment options including PayPal, credit card, cash or check, etc.
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