Every child has a dream. And, every child’s dream requires a Copilot… someone who can help them blast off and soar into the sky after whichever star they would call their own! Problem is, the level of Athletic Development and Academic Enrichment student-athletes need to truly succeed is considerably more expensive than most parents, youth organizations, and even K-12 schools can afford. But, together, we can provide aspiring student-athletes everything they need to blast off 🚀 and soar into the sky after whichever star they would call their own!
*Cashapp gifts are also accepted. Send any amount to: $soldierupsports. For (add a note): “Copilot“. Thanks!
HOW DOES MY GIFT HELP?
Every season we come across a number of families who without our support would not be able to participate in sports, sports training + development activities, or receive the level of academic enrichment their student-athletes need to succeed in the classroom. But, beyond sports, a lot of times, we end up face to face with just how “real” it is out here for some families. So, when you become a Copilot, your gift provides things like:
FEE ASSISTANCE. This includes registration fees, training fees, as well as, tutoring fees.
TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE. This includes rides to and from practices, training, tutoring, and other related events/ appointments. And, sometimes, it’s as simple as a ride to the grocery store for families who are currently without transportation.
EQUIPMENT: Sometimes, all a kid wants is a cool mouthpiece. You’d be surprised how something so small can mean something so HUGE. We also provide cleats, helmets, shoulder pads, balls, bats, gloves, practice gear, and whatever else our student-athletes need to succeed on the playing field.
MEALS: We can’t count the number of times we’ve realized a student-athlete hasn’t eaten in a couple of days (especially during the summer). But, as soon as we do… we make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Why do we do all of this? For us, it’s simple. And, regardless of our individual beliefs, some things just make a whole lot of sense… “For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land”.
– Deuteronomy 15:11 KJV
Contributing Copilots are the foundation on which our entire Copilot program stands! Together, your gifts of $10-$190 combine to help provide the majority of student-athletes enrolled in our Copilot program access to sports, sports equipment, training, transportation, meals, as well as, all of the academic enrichment they need to blast off 🚀 and soar into the sky after whichever star they would call their own!
- Gift $80+ and earn our Contributing Copilot Award w/ Cum Laude distinction.
- Gift $150+ and earn our Contributing Copilot Award w/ Magna Cum Laude distinction.
1-STAR SUPPORTING COPILOT.
As a 1–Star Supporting Copilot, your gift of $200-$1,800 allows us to take on and provide support for even more student-athletes.
- Gift $800+ and earn our 1-Star Copilot Award w/ Cum Laude distinction.
- Gift $1600+ and earn our 1-Star Copilot Award w/ Magna Cum Laude distinction.
2-STAR SUSTAINING COPILOT.
As a 2-Star Sustaining Copilot, your gift of $2,000 to $10,000 allows us to purchase larger ticket items for student-athletes, without compromising our ability to provide the day-to-day support our student-athletes continually need. For example: when it comes to Tackle Football, the least expensive youth football helmet (that’s actually safe and provides student-athletes the level of protection they need to enjoy and play the game the way it was meant to be played) costs around $600.00. Helmets providing the safest/ highest level of protection range up to $1,000.00 plus. Without 2-Star Sustaining Copilots, affording these larger, necessary ticket items, as well as, everything else we do, would be impossible.
- Gift $4k and earn our 2-Star Copilot Award w/ Cum Laude distinction.
- Gift $8k+ and earn our 2-Star Copilot Award w/ Magna Cum Laude distinction.
3-STAR PROVIDING COPILOT.
As a 3-Star Providing Copilot, your gift provides a deserving student-athlete a six (6) to twelve (12) month scholarship into what will become the future of athletic and academic development. Complete details coming soon!
- Gift $12k and earn our 3-Star Copilot Award w/ Cum Laude distinction.
- Gift $24k and earn our 3-Star Copilot Award w/ Magna Cum Laude distinction.
4-STAR FLIGHT LEADER.
As a 4-Star Flight Leader, your gift provides a deserving student-athlete a two (2) to four (4) year scholarship into the single greatest athletic and academic collaboration conceivable!
- Gift $48k and earn our 4-Star Flight Leader Award with Cum Laude distinction.
- Gift $96k and earn our 4-Star Flight Leader Award with Magna Cum Laude distinction.
5-STAR FLIGHT COMMANDER.
As a 5-Star Flight Commander, you are providing a deserving student-athlete the gift of a lifetime… a full eight (8) year scholarship into what will become our crowning achievement!
- Become a 5-Star Flight Commander and earn our highest, 5-Star Flight Commander Award with Summa Cum Laude distinction.
**ATTENTION** If you’re becoming a Copilot to support a specific student-athlete, please provide the athlete’s name, as well as, the parents’ first and last name, in the “Order Notes” field. Thanks!