Friday, July 1, 2011

Nearly $11,000 USD raised...

With your generosity the FSV-GoPro raffle raised $1060 for the CloudBase Foundation to benefit children in Ghana. Thanks to everyone who donated and the pilots that participated in the fund raising efforts through the CloudBase Foundation. In total, the tandem pilots that participated in the Ghana Paragliding Festival this year raised nearly $11,000!!! The monies were distributed amongst several different charities. Approximately $5000 was donated to the Village of Hope, $2000 to the Save the Children Orphanage, and the remaining amount went to water systems and filtration for several different villages.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Raffle to benefit children in Ghana

In conjunction with GoPro, Fly Sun Valley is holding a raffle for some GoPro gear to raise funds for the Cloudbase Foundation. The funds raised will go specifically to children projects in Ghana, etc, associated with the Ghana Paragliding Festival.

The items up for raffle are 2 GoPro Hero HD cameras ($300 retail each) and 2 LCD BacPac’s, ($80 retail each). The items will be raffled separately, so there are 4 chances to win. Each raffle ticket is $10, 4 for $30, etc. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets that can be purchased. The drawing will be on April 15th. The winners will be contacted directly and their names posted on the Fly Sun Valley Facebook page. Anyone interested in donating and entering the raffle should mail a check, (made out to the "Cloudbase Foundation" ) directly to the CBF or to Fly Sun Valley. In the memo area, please remember to print;“Ghana-GoPro/Fly Sun Valley” to be sure you are correctly entered in the raffle. Follow the same “memo” instructions if you make an on-line PayPal donation through the Cloudbase Foundation website. Important: Contact Fly Sun Valley if you make your donations directly to the CBF.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Festival 2011 is a "Go"!!

Once again, we will be returning to the equatorial air of West Africa to attend the Ghana Paragliding Festival, This annual event, which is sponsored by the Ghanaian government and Ministry of Tourism, is held at Easter. With its popularity growing every year, the festival has now become an integral part of the Easter holiday celebration in Ghana.

The primary purpose of our attendance is to give tandem paragliding flights during the festival. This year we hope to give even more. As attendees of the festival we are soliciting charitable donations to assist the children of the area where the event is held. Last year a $3000 grant from the Cloudbase Foundation was used to help the local orphanage with their drinking water supply. This year we are raising funds in direct association with the Cloudbase Foundation, an American registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Cloudbase Foundation was founded by hang gliding and paragliding pilots, wanting to help disadvantaged children, specifically the children that live in the areas where we go to fly. It’s a small gesture but a valuable one.

Please assist us with your support. Even a small amount of money goes a long way in the underprivileged countries of Africa. One time (and monthly) donations to the Cloudbase Foundation can be made through their website: When donating, in the “notes” area, please write “Ghana-Fly Sun Valley”. This insures that 100% of your donation goes to this specific program and also helps us catalog the pilots that are soliciting the donations. You will also receive a receipt for tax purposes.

Contact me with any questions...Cheers, Chuck

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ghana Paragliding Festival 2011...

The festival for 2011 is currently scheduled for April 22-25. We are awaiting notification from the Ghana Tourist Bureau concerning the status.

Looking forward to another great event. Last year in 2010 we flew a record 230 tandem flights!!