Wednesday, February 28, marked the conclusion of the 75 for 75 Challenge. Civil Air Patrol cadets, adult (senior) members and units raised $83,386.91 to be used by CAP local squadrons and flights.
On behalf of Civil Air Patrol’s National Commander, Maj Gen Mark Smith, I want to thank all of the participants and donors for exceeding the 75 for 75 Challenge goal of $75,000. The Challenge not only raised much-needed funds for CAP, but it also offered a chance for cadets to reach out to the general public and tell their story about Civil Air Patrol.
Congratulations to all of those members who met or exceeded their goals. Hats off to C/Maj Andrew Fuller of the Texas Wing for winning the Challenge. Cadet Fuller raised $7,049.00 and will be receiving ALL of the prizes that were available, including a $2,000 CAP Educational Scholarship. Honorable mention goes out to 12-year-old C/SrA Brock Thompson of the Florida Wing. Cadet Thompson was the leader of the pack until the final days of the Challenge. In additional to all of the other prizes that he earned, he takes the prize of the top achiever of the Southeast Region with a $750 CAP Educational Scholarship.
After all of the donations are tallied, the other seven Region top achievers will be named. All cadets who have earned the various prizes for achieving the various donation levels can expect those prizes to be sent to them by the end of March.
Civil Air Patrol units can expect their donation earnings to be transferred into their accounts, minus the operational/prize costs, by the end of April.
My personal sincere thanks to all those who have made the first ever national cadet fundraising effort such a success.