USA Archery’s Junior Dream Team (JDT) is a group of 36 young archers between the ages of 12 and 18 who are among the best in the country. They all have aspirations to be Resident Athletes and go on to the Olympic games and/or the World Championships. In addition to hard work and hours of intense training, they also compete at tournaments to gain experience for the rigorous competition they must face at the world and international championship level. To better prepare for these high level competitions, it is a must for them to be able to occasionally participate in an international competition to test themselves against the very competitors they will face at these championship events.
The JDT is made up of the Red, White and Blue Teams. The Blue team is the most recent additions to the team and is still in the development stage. The White team is more advanced and usually has been on the team for a year or more. The Red Team is the most experienced team and is made up of the best performing six women and six men plus two alternates. The Red team members must earn their spot on this elite team each year. This year, we will use the results of the Gator Cup and Youth World Championship Trials competition in April to determine the top four men and women who will earn a spot on the Red Team for a trip to Rome, Italy.
This year, the European Youth Cup (Leg 2) is one such tournament that will allow the team to compete against the best young archers in Europe. The experience gained at this level will go far in helping them to be the champions they strive to be. Unfortunately, the budget we have for this year is approximately $10,000 short of the amount we need to send a team of eight archers and a coaching staff to this tournament. We are asking for your generous support by making a donation to help the team reach this goal. Your donation will be tax deductible because USA Archery is a 501-C (3) organization.
In addition to your contribution we are also asking that you share the link to the RallyMe site on your social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and ask your friends and family to help support this effort. Every little bit counts and is much appreciated. We will be offering added incentives on the site for different levels of donations, so check it out now!
Thank you so much for your support,
The USA Archery Junior Dream Team - Red Team
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$100Autographed Team PhotoFor your generous donation of $100 or more, we'll send you an autographed photo of the team!
$500Personalized Team Jacket or PoloDonations of $500 or more earn the donor a personalized team jacket or team polo shirt (we'll choose based on availability) with your name on the back!
$1,000Lead Crystal Gift Box with Team PhotoIf you donate $1000 or more, we'll send you a beautiful keepsake: a lead crystal gift box with an autographed team photo!
$2,500Attend Junior Dream Team Camp!This is a great opportunity for donors of $2500 or more! You'll spend six days at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, training with the Junior Dream Team! This camp will be held on May 23-28, 2015. We'll cover your on-site fees; you'll cover only your travel expenses.