Through the efforts of modelers at approximately 235 Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered clubs at National Model Aviation Day celebrations across the country, AMA says it has raised $92,000 to support Wounded Warrior Project.
National Model Aviation Day was established in 2013 to celebrate the history, hobby and sport of model aviation. AMA clubs were asked to conduct public events with a focus on model aviation education, camaraderie and community support. This year’s National Model Aviation Day will be celebrated on Aug. 13.
According to the academy, a substantial percentage of AMA members have served in the military and now help provide programs for other veterans and active-duty personnel at their local flying fields. For the third consecutive year, the AMA Foundation selected Wounded Warrior Project as the charity to support as part of its national celebration. An additional $24,063 was raised by AMA clubs for other community, military and service organizations.
An oversize check was presented to Warrior Speak representative Keven Shaeffer on Jan. 9 during AMA Expo, held in Ontario, Calif. AMA says its clubs have contributed a total of $268,000 to Wounded Warrior since 2013.