USA Judo

 

 

Question & Answer

Why does USA Judo need to fundraise?

USA Judo’s Goal is to grow the sport of judo in America and provide every opportunity for our athletes to be competitive on the world stage. Unlike many other countries, USA Judo receives no U.S. Government funding and is being outspent by competitor nations 20 to 1. Additionally, as a smaller sport with a little over 10,000 members vs. other national governing bodies with several hundred thousand members, USA Judo cannot command the kind of reach that sponsors are seeking to invest their sponsorship dollars. As USA Judo continues to build it’s brand and grow the sport, it must rely on passionate judo enthusiasts who are able to donate funds to support the sport they love. Through fundraising efforts, USA Judo strives to better fund its National teams to give them every opportunity to reach the Olympic and Paralympic podium.


How do I make a donation?

  • Give Online – Click here to make your gift now.

  • Give by Mail – Individuals wishing to donate by mail can send a check payable to USA Judo at 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

  • Give by Phone – Please call Corinne Shigemoto at 719-866-4730. We are happy to assist you in making your contribution, but please note; only credit card payments may be made using this option.

  • Donations that fit your Budget – USA Judo is happy to work with you to find a donation plan that best fits with your budget. Whether it’s a one-time payment, quarterly, monthly or as you request, we will work with you to make your giving as easy as possible.

How much do I need to donate to help make a difference?

All donations help regardless of size. Whether it’s $10 or $10,000, every donation will make a difference in providing better opportunities to our National teams and/or programs that help to grow the sport of judo in America.


What will my donation be used for?

Donations will be used to directly support the USA Judo athlete and sport development programs, including: Olympic Program, Paralympic Program, Youth Development, Veteran Programs, Kata Programs, Coach Programs, Referee Programs, and Military and Police Programs.


Do I receive anything in return for my donation?

All donations to USA Judo are tax deductible. You will receive a tax deduction acknowledgement letter at the end of the year. If you donate the minimum threshold of $25, you are eligible to be part of USA Judo’s annual giving program and will receive recognition on the USA Judo website.