Sporty’s Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers has created The Sporty’s Foundation, a charitable organization to promote aviation education and safety initiatives with an emphasis on youth programs.
The foundation’s first bequest was a $5,000 donation to the Aircraft Electronic Association’s Educational Foundation. “Part of the AEA Foundation’s charter is to provide educational opportunities through scholarships to students seeking careers in the avionics industry and that is exactly the type of program The Sporty’s Foundation will support,” Shevers said.
Sporty’s has a long tradition of supporting aviation education initiatives, including Young Eagles, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America and more.
“Whether it’s future employees or new customers, all of us in the aviation industry have a stake in attracting young people to our industry,” said Shevers. “We need to actively recruit young people in order to ensure our own future.”
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