One year ago today, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, changing the world and Winter Guard International. With the safety of 60,000 participants and fans as our main priority, CEO Ron Nankervis canceled the remainder of the season’s regionals and the 2020 WGI World Championships in a joint press conference with the Montgomery County Health Department. Later that evening, a travel ban from Europe was announced, and the NBA suspended its season.
WGI had healthy contingency plans to help shield the organization from a catastrophic event. But the cancellation of our entire 2021 season cut a deep wound in WGI Sport of the Arts’ financial health. (We hope that you are enjoying the re-imagined virtual season on FloMarching.)
To bring back the activity we all love and help assure its renewed future, we have to pull together. You can lay the groundwork for future generations of young people to discover their potential through live competitions in color guard, percussion, and wind ensembles. YOU ARE WGI.
Your generosity—mainly through a monthly contribution—will help keep our doors open, with the potential nurtured for hundreds of thousands of young people who choose the Sport of the Arts for its teamwork and leadership opportunities. When you do, we will thank you in a variety of ways, based on your gift. A full listing of Donation Rewards is online when you CLICK HERE to make your contribution.
Many of you have already contributed to our “Invest In Indoor” annual campaign. Thank you for that support.
You can help us lay the groundwork for a return to live events in 2022 by donating today. Winter Guard International is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3), and your contribution may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Can we count on your support to help us by making a gift and investing in our young people’s future? Will you help us imagine, move, and turn young people’s belief in themselves by considering a one-time or monthly gift today?
Thank you and be well,
WGI Sport of the Arts