ContactAs Alex rises in the rankings, the cost of his training also escalates, and is currently around $50,000 a year. He receives funding through the New England Amateur Skating Foundation and the US Athletic Foundation, which are both made possible through donations. Read below for information on how to make a donation to Alex's training.
New England Amateur Skating Foundation
The New England Amateur Skating Foundation (NEASF) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist competitive amateur skaters. All Regional, Sectional, National and International skaters are eligible for assistance.
The mission of the Foundation is to assist competitive skaters by defraying some of their ever-increasing expenses. With many skaters in need of support, the Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, offers the opportunity of sponsorship to anyone who would like to help.
Donations are received from both individuals and corporations. The monies collected are then used to defray skating-related expenses such as ice time, lessons, costumes, equipment, competition fees, strength training, ballet, off-ice classes and travel expenses.
The NEASF Allocations Committee reviews its information about a skater and allocates funds accordingly. Information reviewed includes comments and recommendations of clubs, professionals and donors, as well as the experience and competitive level of the skater.
The skater must submit a bill or bills signed by the skater as well as the head coach. If the skater is under 18 years of age, the bills must be signed by a parent and the head coach. Payment is made directly to the vendor or provider of the services.
Almost 100 percent of your donation goes to the skater. The NEASF uses up to two percent of your donation to cover the operating expenses of the Foundation, most of which are paid by volunteers.
The NEASF is tax-exempt under 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations, therefore, may be deductible. You should consult with your tax accountant or advisor as to how your contributions are to be treated.
Support Alex's skating by making a tax-deductible donation now to the NEASF. Please make your check payable to the foundation and send to the address below. With your donation, please also include a note stating that you suggest your financial contribution be put towards the skating expenses of Alex Johnson.
If you have further questions about the foundation, call the NEASF at (401) 861-9266.
US Athletic Foundation
The mission of the US Athletic Foundation is to create a fund for financially challenged athletes by managing donations made in support of their national, world and Olympic endeavors. The Foundation manages the financial aspects of training, providing athletes of all sports the opportunity to focus their passion and energy on training and utilizing their talents to their fullest potential.
The US Athletic Foundation is a non-profit donor funded organization proud to offer financial management services to all fields of athletics. We offer donors the versatility to support any individual athlete, team or the General Fund, which supports all of the Foundation's athletes.
The Foundation was envisioned by champion figure skater Nicholas LaRoche and his older sister Tricia — a financially challenged athlete and his supporter. "Working together we have created a training assistance fund to help promising athletes who are held back from their potential due to financial hardship," he said.
The US Athletic Foundation is an approved tax exempt organization under the 501(c)(3) code of the United States' Internal Revenue Service. Donations, therefore, may be deductible. To make a donation to the US Athletic Foundation, please use the donation form. Donations can also be made by check, credit card or PayPal.
If you have further questions about the foundation, visit http://www.usathleticfoundation.org.
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As Alex rises in the rankings, the cost of his training also escalates,