Sporty’s Foundation makes grants to ensure next generation

For the first quarter of 2013, The Sporty’s Foundation made bequests in the amount of $37,500 to groups and organizations promoting youth programs.

EAA’s Next Step continues to be funded year-round by The Sporty’s Foundation. This program partners EAA with Sporty’s to make Sporty’s online Learn to Fly Course available to any Young Eagle.

“The goal of Next Step is to move a Young Eagle from the right seat to the left seat,” says Sporty’s Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers (pictured). “Next Step provides a path to follow for inspired young people once their interest in aviation has been sparked by a Young Eagle ride.”

Other recipients of The Sporty’s Foundation’s first quarter bequests include the Commemorative Air Force, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America and an AOPA AV8RS scholarship.

Launched in March 2007, The Sporty’s Foundation has, as its goal, funding programs that work to educate young people on the excitement and life-enhancing potential of general aviation.

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