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.
If you haven’t been keeping a close eye on the American Eagle Foundation’s activities for a while, you have probably missed some important news!
Each year, thousands of Sandhill Cranes migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood, TN. On Jan. 19-20, 2019, a festival was held to celebrate the arrival of these magnificent birds, and also to call attention to the wildlife in Tennessee and the Native American history of the area.
We look forward to growing our channel and hope we can educate millions on Twitch about Bald Eagles and other Birds of Prey.
The American Eagle Foundation is excited to announce an alliance with the World Bird Sanctuary.
For the 6th consecutive year, the American Eagle Foundation has received the highest rating possible from Charity Navigator: 4 Stars!
What are some of the best eagle cams available on the internet? * The Northeast Florida Nest Cam; *The Smoky Mountain Eagle Cam; * The Berry College Eagle Cam; *The DC Eagle Cam; & *The Dollywood Nest Eagle Cam.
The American Eagle Foundation Board of Directors has 5 new members!
The representatives of the AEF were excited about the opportunity to share the scope of our conservation efforts on a world-wide stage, and to learn about conservation efforts involving eagles in other parts of the world.
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.
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