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Canoe/Kayak

Our American Paddlers need your help.  The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio are the key focus. Your financial support could mean the difference between one of our USA Canoe Kayak team members standing on the Olympic podium or an athlete from another country winning that medal. Please help us to raise the stars and stripes for our team in London this summer. 

Established by the US Olympic Committee in 1988 USA Canoe/Kayak works to enable elite American paddlers to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympics, Paralympics, Pan American, and other international competition; and to promote and grow paddle sports in the United States. 

USA Canoe/Kayak operates as 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and supports its mission by providing resources necessary to succeed in the competitive paddlesports. Your contributions to USA Canoe/Kayak are tax deductible. 

We know our athletes deserve to have access to quality facilities, the best coaching, year round training and international competition opportunities in their pursuit of Olympic and Paralympics medals. To meet those needs, USA Canoe/Kayak ‘s Board of Directors, coaches and staff are working together to obtain and direct the resources that will assure America’s place on the podium. USA Canoe/Kayak relies almost entirely on donations from individuals like you and from our corporate sponsorships. You can help our team to win the gold! 

With an increasing number of countries fielding teams supported by their governmental funding, our US team is placed at a disadvantage since it receives no funding from the federal government and are left to support themselves. While other higher profile American athletes may sign endorsement contracts, no such reward is available to USA Canoe/Kayak athletes at this time. Our athletes rely on the support of a committed base of individuals who have a passion for our sport and athletes. 

Your support of the USA Canoe/Kayak Foundation will keep USA Canoe/Kayak athletes training in this quadrennial as well as the next. 

The money raised by USA Canoe/Kayak supports Slalom and Sprint disciplines as well as our Paracanoe athletes in pursuit of gold at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio and beyond. 

Thank you for your support!