The U.S. Parachute Association does not currently give financial support to teams out of their operating budget. The U.S. Parachute Team Trust Fund is a “tax-exempt fund [that] holds all donations in irrevocable trust and the interest it earns is distributed evenly to U.S. Teams for international competition.” [Source: USPA]
In general, teams come up with the money to compete internationally through donations, fundraising, or out of their own pockets. So, should USPA raise member rates so they can give National teams money to represent the U.S. in international competition?
Comments/discussion highly encouraged :)
Should USPA raise member dues in order to financially support National teams at world competitions?
- No (55%, 347 Votes)
- No, USPA should not raise dues but they should financially support U.S. teams (28%, 173 Votes)
- Yes (13%, 82 Votes)
- Other (4%, 23 Votes)
photo by sushi♥ina [UPDATE 10/5/11: I forgot to mention that this is not something USPA is considering. We just want to know what you guys think.]