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Bear Club Impact
Your support to the Bear Club provides necessary funding to support cadet-athlete travel. This winter, thanks directly to funds provided by the Bear Club, the USCGA men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams were able to travel to Sarasota, FL.
Impact of Your Support
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Bear Club in 2015! During 2015 more than 800 people contributed in support of CGA Athletics. This marked a 30% increase in total Bear Club donors. Total donors to the Bear Club included 500 members who gave up to $149 and 309 insiders who gave $150+. Bear Club support will continue to be crucial in providing the best experience possible to USCGA cadet-athletes. 
Bear Club Spring Break Picnics
Join us in Florida to cheer on the Bears’ Baseball and Softball team, then relax and enjoy a post-game Bear Club picnic for cadet-athletes, parents, and alumni. Registration is only $15/person for Bear Club members, and $25/person for non-members. Registration deadline is this Friday, February 26. Sign up today!
Check Your Mail Next Month
The first Bear Club mail appeal will be sent out next month. This will be your opportunity to renew your Bear Club membership and support CGA Athletics. The Bear Club is open to all CGA Alumni, parents of cadet-athletes, and friends of the Academy. When you are considering your tax-deductible gift, please consider what level of impact you can provide. Whether your gift is designated to a specific team, or simply to the Bear Club itself, your support is helping margin of excellence needs related to cadet-athlete team travel and hiring/retaining the very best assistant coaches. See examples of the impact that different levels of gifts provide.
Assistant Coach Feature: Scott Hawk
This season, under the leadership of Head Coach, Alex Ivansheck the Women’s Basketball team has achieved the best three-year period in the history of the program with 52 wins. In recognizing the team’s success, this month the Bear Club highlights Assistant Coach Scott Hawk.
Pistol: Two National Champions!
4/c Helen Oh and 4/c Brian Kim both won national championships as Coast Guard had its best team performance in over a decade at the April championship. Oh won for Women's Air Pistol, while Kim won for Men's Sport Pistol. We look forward to awarding them their Bear Club rings (a.k.a. the USCGA Bear Club National Competition Award).
April Bear Club Events
April is a busy month for the Bear Club and CGA Athletics. Check out what we've been up to and where we'll be next. 
Bear Club at the NE Rowing Championship
The Bear Club was proud to sponsor a hospitality tent during the New England Rowing Championship held on April 30th in Worcester, MA. This turned out to be another great Bear day as alumni and parents were able to gather with the men’s and women’s rowing team directly in the tent village. Being in close proximity to the regatta everyone was easily able to cheer on the Bears and visit comfortably during the downtime throughout the day.
Hockey particpated in 9-11 Memorial Ice Hockey Exhibition
On September 10, 2016 four service academies participated in a 9-11 Memorial Ice Hockey Exhibition at the Kettler Ice Plex, practice home to the NHL's Washington Capitals. The cadets/midshipmen of the Merchant Marine Academy, Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy competed on the ice and joined hands to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon Memorial.
Bear Gear Available Online
The USCGA Alumni Association, in collaboration with CGA Athletics has launched a new online store –! It offers thousands of officially licensed items including apparel items from Adidas, Columbia, and Under Armour. Jerseys, Business Accessories, Backpacks, Gift Items, and Tailgate & Leisure are just some of the categories available, and with the option to customize many products with your favorite Coast Guard Academy sport logo.