This year, Chatter Reunion was held on July 20-22, 2019 at Pigeon Forge, TN—and hats are off to everyone at AEF who worked so hard to make sure everyone had a great time.
In celebrating Challenger’s 30th Birthday in 2019, we look back at some special moments to revisit. This post focuses on 3 ProBowl events at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI—2002, 2003, & 2004.
Radnor Lake Aviary is hosting a free open house on June 20, American Eagle Day, to celebrate the comeback of the Bald Eagle to America’s Skies and to welcome visitors to their newly completed Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center.
In order to fund ongoing Bald Eagle conservation, the American Eagle Foundation conceived a plan that would create an endowment source to support this initiative for years to come.
American Eagle Foundation staff and Bald Eagle Challenger were guests at an impressive ceremony on June 28, 2007 at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne talked about the dramatic recovery of the Bald Eagle to a group gathered to hear the announcement that the Bald Eagle was being removed from the Endangered Species List.
CALL TO ACTION! The Erie nesting Bald Eagles are sounding the alert regarding the significant amount of extractive, commercial, residential, and other development rapidly encroaching on eagle habitat in Colorado’s northern Front Range.
The special Tennessee license plate features the image of Challenger and is a needed source of revenue for the American Eagle Foundation. The plate can be purchased by Tennessee residents from their County Clerk.
June 20, 2019 is the 24th Anniversary of the first national observance of American Eagle Day!
There will never be another Challenger. This blog is dedicated to his life and the inspiration he has provided—and continues to provide—to millions of people in America and around the globe.
On July 2, 1999, Bald Eagle Challenger was an invited guest at the South Lawn of the White House as President Clinton announced plans to remove our nation’s National Symbol from the endangered species list.
Challenger makes first-ever free flight into a stadium on August 16, 1996 during the Opening Ceremonies of the Paralympic Games in Atlanta.
Challenger’s First Time came on the night of April 4, 1997. The Atlanta Braves – the hottest baseball team of the 90s – had a new stadium, Turner Field, and this was their home opener! To honor the occasion, many celebrities were on hand, including former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, the Governor of Georgia, Zell Miller, and Hank Aaron—the greatest home-run hitter of all time!
2019 marked Challenger’s 15th year of involvement in the Horatio Alger Awards! It’s an honor to work with such a prestigious and generous organization!
Through March 5th-9th, AEF staff members Nancy Zagaya, Vet Tech, and Victoria Howard, Avian Care Specialist, attended the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NWRA) Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to the American Eagle Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The AEF's tax identification number is 58-1652023.
Background photo ©Byron Jorjorian