Congratulations to Doug Garr who is this year’s recipient of the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame Trustees’ Award!

The Trustees’ Award is given at the discretion of the Board of Trustees to thank special friends of the museum for voluntarily contributing services or making other gestures of goodwill to the skydiving museum in furtherance of its principles and objectives.  Garr will receive the award during the museum’s Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration, October 17 – 19, at Skydive Perris, Perris, California.

Garr serves as a Counselor for the museum providing leadership, guidance and assistance in the effort to identify and engage individuals and companies that can make a significant positive impact on the effort.  He has been an active fundraiser for the museum for several years by representing the Skydivers Resurrection Award Group (SRA). The SRAers number more than 400 jumpers who returned to the sport after at least a 10 year gap. Through his annual spring drive, Garr has directed more than $16,000 to the museum. Garr has also written the annual biographies of the Hall of Fame inductees for USPA’s Parachutist magazine since the inaugural group was inducted in 2010 as well as post event articles highlighting the weekend’s activities.

More than 350 skydiving enthusiasts from around the world will be in attendance at the fundraiser which is expected to raise more than $100,000 for the museum.  Registration information and a full schedule of events is available in the museum’s Spring/Summer newsletter and online beginning in May/June.  

Photo by Kay Cottingham