United States Merchant Marine Academy
Colorado Parents' Association

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Fundraising

Welcome to the USMMA Colorado Parents Association Storefront

This has been created to offer you a convenient method to view items that can be purchased via the USMMA Colorado Parents Association Storefront. Please check back often as we plan to offer new items from this location.
Proceeds from the Storefront are used to support our Colorado Midshipmen!

These USMMA wooden ornaments are designed by Jean Larson, aunt of Kevin McMahan, USMMA Class of 2016.
We are proud to confirm that production of these laser engraved wood ornaments is done right here in Colorado, so in addition to supporting KP with every purchase, you are also supporting a small business based right in the US.
While your sweet engines and deckies are far off at sea, let these ornaments occupy your minds and the heart of your tree.
Of course, they can be displayed year round too!
At 3" in diameter and 1/8" thick, these are also fun to hang from your rear view mirror in your car.
Choose either deck (anchor), engine (propeller) or combination.
Purchase includes a blue ribbon on each ornament purchased.

These are made when ordered, so allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Combination
Engine Propeller and Deck Anchor
3" in diameter and 1/8" thick

$12.00 each + $2.95 USPS First Class shipping
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Engine Propeller
3" in diameter and 1/8" thick

$12.00 each + $2.95 USPS First Class shipping
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Deck Anchor
3" in diameter and 1/8" thick

$12.00 each + $2.95 USPS First Class shipping


Veronica Willingham - Colorado Artisan

The mission of the Colorado Parents' Association is to promote and support the students of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and it's objectives. The Colorado Parents' Association also serves as a support organization for Plebe Candidates, their families, and all Midshipmen and their families during their years at the Academy. With the primary focus of support on Midshipmen and families from the state of Colorado and from surrounding areas in the Rocky Mountain region.
Please help support this wonderful organization by purchasing a hand crafted keychain, zipper pull or pendant created by local Colorado Artisan Veronica Willingham. Your support is truly appreciated!

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Veronica Willingham
MY HEART IS AT SEA
STERLING SILVER PENDANT or Keychain

This handcrafted MY HEART IS AT SEA sterling silver pendant is created exclusively for the Colorado USMMA Parents Association to help support their mission.
With exquisite detailing, you will find this to be an heirloom piece you will treasure for years to come. This beautiful sterling silver pendant also makes a heart-warming gift.
* Pendant measures 1 1/8 x 7/8"
* Heirloom quality
* Super THICK metal
* Help support the Colorado USMMA Parents Association
* Up to 40% of all sales of this product are donated to the Colorado Parents' Association
* Handcrafted in Manitou Springs, Colorado USA

$125.00 each
+ shipping
Veronica Willingham
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Veronica Willingham
Sterling Silver Pendant
Latitude/Longitude Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Pointe New York

This handcrafted LATITUDE/LONGITUDE sterling silver pendant is created exclusively for the Colorado USMMA Parents Association to help support their mission.
This latitude/longitude sterling silver pendant marks the exact location of the flagpole at Kings Pointe Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Pointe New York. With exquisite detailing, you will find this to be an heirloom piece you will treasure for years to come. This beautiful sterling silver pendant also makes a heart-warming gift.
* Pendant measures 2 x 1/2"
* Heirloom quality
* Super THICK metal
* Help support the Colorado USMMA Parents' Association
* Up to 40% of all sales of this product are donated to the Colorado Parents' Association
* Handcrafted in Manitou Springs, Colorado USA

$125.00 each
+ shipping
Veronica Willingham
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Veronica Willingham
HAND STAMPED KEYCHAIN
IN COPPER NICKEL OR BRASS
4 Styles available:
ACTA NON VERBA
USMMA
USMMA Mom
USMMA Dad
This handcrafted keychain is created exclusively for the Colorado USMMA Parents Association to help support their mission.
You will find this to be an heirloom piece you will treasure for years to come. It is crafted in metal that has been hand cut and stamped.  All edges have been beveled for comfort and safety. This beautiful keychain also makes a heart-warming gift.
* Keychain measures 4 x 3/4"
* Heirloom quality
* Super THICK metal
* Help support the Colorado USMMA Parents' Association
* Up to 50% of all sales of this product are donated to the Colorado Parents' Association
* Handcrafted in Manitou Springs, Colorado USA

$29.00 each
+ shipping
Veronica Willingham
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Veronica Willingham
HAND STAMPED PENDANT OR ZIPPER PULL
IN COPPER NICKEL OR BRASS

2 Styles available:
ACTA NON VERBA
USMMA
This handcrafted keychain is created exclusively for the Colorado USMMA Parents' Association to help support their mission.
You will find this to be an heirloom piece you will treasure for years to come. It is crafted in metal that has been hand cut and stamped. All edges have been beveled for comfort and safety. This beautiful keychain also makes a heart-warming gift.
* Keychain measures 2 1/8" x 1/2"
* Heirloom quality
* Super THICK metal
* Help support the Colorado USMMA Parents' Association
* Up to 50% of all sales of this product are donated to the Colorado Parents' Association
* Handcrafted in Manitou Springs, Colorado USA

$24.00 each
+ shipping
Veronica Willingham


The Colorado Parents' Club is excited to offer our ORIGINAL design of the USMMA 142 STAR Flag.
Honoring the history of the USMMA and the FUTURE of the graduates
These FLAGS are a visible way to show your PRIDE for your Midshipman and a great gift for Family and Friends
Shipping to the same address:
1-3 Items $6
4-6 Items $12

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2'x 3' USMMA 142 STAR Flag

$45.00 each
+ shipping
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3'x 5' USMMA 142 STAR Flag

$65.00 each
+ shipping
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Kings Point Acta Non Verba Book
by Mary Jane Fuschetto
A remarkable book that captures the essence of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Through wonderful photographs of the campus that always seem in motion ~ midshipmen on parade, in classrooms and dormitories, on athletic fields, aboard sailing craft.
Depicts the beauty of Kings Point ~ the neat grounds with foliage and flora, a lovely sunset over Long Island Sound, the granite eagles that guard the entrance to O'Hara Hall . . .

$25.00 each
+ shipping
Signed by Author
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The Colorado Parents'  Association is Pleased to Offer Spyderco Marine and Rescue Knives.

These knives are a great present for your Midshipman going to Sea Duty or for Graduation.

Spyderco is headquartered in Golden, Colorado, and is unsurpassed in quality. They are frequently identified by Practical Sailor Magazine as a Top Pick for Quality and Value.

Spyderco uses rugged work-hardened steel with advanced features specifically designed for marine requirements, and found in no other knife. Their design team are sailors themselves and have spent decades developing the perfect knives for the job. Colorado Parents' Association is fortunate to have developed a special arrangement with Spyderco as an Authorized Distributor allowing us to offer pricing significant discounts off MSRP.

Early on in our communications, Spyderco informed us that "Our Firefighters, Rescue Workers, Law Enforcement, and Military are close to our hearts and we take their needs very seriously. On board ships, seconds count in a rescue or mission-critical situation. The knife must be easily accessible, perform flawlessly, and absolutely cannot fail. Our knives are a lifelong tool and always deliver."

Momentum continued to develop as they learned more about Kings Point. The end result was the availability of These Knives at a price that is Significantly Lower than Can Be Found Elsewhere AND You will be Helping to "Support Our Midshipmen". Moreover, for an additional $30 set up fee, you can order your Spyderco knife engraved with your Midshipmen's name and the Kings Point logo.

Here are recommended marine knives for our Kings Pointers. If you don't see the one you want, you can choose from Spyderco.com Catalog and contact us for pricing. We make all Spyderco knives available at a discount.

For more information on Spyderco's Features go to their "Edge-U-Cation" pages.

Shipping to the same address:
1-3 Items $6
4-6 Items $12

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Harpy MSRP $154.95
Like an animal's claw, hawkbill blades pierce with the point and draw the material being cut into the natural curve of the edge. The impressive mechanics of this cutting action are even more potent when amplified by a serrated edge. The Spyderco Harpy was the first knife to integrate the dynamics of the hawkbill blade profile with the voracious cutting power of our fully serrated SpyderEdge. Its hollow-ground VG-10 stainless steel blade cuts with an authority far beyond its size and makes it the tool of choice for cutting netting, rope, cord, and webbing. Its Trademark Round Hole allows quick, positive, one-handed opening with either hand and proudly proclaims its Spyderco pedigree. Capable of right or left-side tip-up or tip-down carry, the Harpy features solid stainless steel handle construction, a sturdy back lock mechanism, and a drying vent/shackle key.

$95.00 each
+ shipping
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*New* TUSK MSRP $399.95
The original concept of the Tusk was conceived by Sal Glesser in the early 1980's. More than 25 years later, his son Eric picked up the project and made it a reality, creating a truly extraordinary multi-function Mariner's tool. The Tusk's handle is precision machined from two slabs of solid titanium. One end houses a Plain Edged blade ground from LC 200 N steel-a nitrogen-alloyed tool steel that offers extreme toughness and superior corrosion resistance-and locks open via a sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism. At the other end of the Tusk's handle is a 300-series stainless steel marlinspike, which features a unique round-to-square cross section for increased leverage when loosening knots. A milled slot in the marlinspike's body and the gap between it and the handle also serve as shackle keys for unscrewing and tightening threaded shackles. To allow the marlinspike and its shackle key to withstand extreme leverage during use, it locks securely in place with Spyderco's patented Ball Bearing Lock mechanism containing a special ceramic ball. Constructed entirely of highly rust-resistant, state-of-the-art materials, the Tusk literally began as a tool that was ahead of its time, but whose time has now come.

$255.00 each
+ shipping
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Tasman Salt Lightweight MSRP $124.95
Hawkbill blades function very much like an animal's claw, collecting the object being cut and drawing it into the concave edge to generate highly focused cutting power. This makes them the perfect tools for cutting netting, line, and other fibrous materials - especially when they're water soaked.
Spyderco's Tasman Salt takes the voracious cutting power of a hawkbill blade profile and renders it in H-1 steel - an advanced nitrogen-based alloy that is completely immune to rust. Available with either a PlainEdge or aggressive fully serrated SpyderEdge, the Tasman Salt's blade also features a full accessible Trademark Round Hole for swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.
The blade is paired with an ultra-lightweight handle injection molded from tough fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN). The handle features a Volcano Grip texture that ensures a secure grip, even in wet conditions, and houses a sturdy back lock mechanism that locks the blade securely open when in use. A reversible black-coated titanium pocket clip supports left or right-side, tip-up carry to keep the Tasman Salt poised, accessible, and ready when you are.

$81.00 each
+ shipping
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*New* Pacific Salt MSRP $144.95
Designed to offer reliable high performance with a never-rust H-1 steel blade. Now it's available with a black coated blade, lessening the steel's reflective qualities and subduing the blade's presence. Spyderco's Salt Series shines in fresh and saltwater staying rust-free even if put away wet. Hollow-ground, the H-1 blade is PlainEdged and coated in long-lasting black carbonitride. All internal steel parts are treated as well making them impervious to rust and pitting. The blade's hole is enlarged to 14mm for easier opening/closing with gloved, wet or cold hands. Textured in a Volcano Grip pattern, the black fiberglass handle has a grippy texture and is fitted with a black Titanium pocket clip that reverses position for both left and right-handers. The addition of a lanyard hole offers a backup method of attachment (thong or lanyard cord) for use around water where once dropped, a knife is often lost or elusively hard to retrieve.

$92.00 each
+ shipping
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Atlantic Salt MSRP $134.95
It's been speculated the sheepfoot shaped blade originated with mariners who found the rounded tip especially beneficial when the knife was accidentally dropped (think working on a ship in pitching seas) as it couldn't stab the foot when hitting the deck. It's also been hypothesized that commanding officers on these ships preferred rambunctious hardworking sailors carry knives without pointed tips, especially while in port blowing off steam after months at sea.
Spyderco's Rescue knives are long favored by seafarers and the design has since been embraced by rescue workers, EMT's and ranchers-anyone cutting around flesh in an emergency. Now available in a rustproof version, the Atlantic Salt is a modified Rescue made with state of the art non-rusting H1 steel. H1 is a precipitation-hardened steel containing nitrogen instead of carbon, which cannot rust. The hollow-ground blade is available in SpyderEdge offering remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Textured with a Volcano Grip pattern, the molded fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle comes in black or visible marine yellow equipped with a reversible titanium pocket clip for right or left- handed use. We recommend threading a thong or lanyard cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often irretrievable or lost.

$86.00 each
+ shipping
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Rescue 3 Lightweight MSRP $134.95
In 1991, Spyderco pioneered the concept of the first purpose-designed rescue knife by combining the safety of a sheepfoot blade profile, the cutting power of a serrated SpyderEdge, and the lightweight convenience of an FRN handle. The Rescue 3 brings that proven design up to date with an ergonomically enhanced FRN handle with Bi-Directional Texturing, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and a four-position hourglass clip that supports all possible carry positions. Its saber-ground VG-10 blade is serrated all the way to the tip for extreme cutting power and features a 14mm Spyderco hole for positive one-handed deployment with either hand. Weighing less than four ounces, the Rescue 3 is the perfect carry-anywhere tool for first responders and prepared civilians.

$86.00 each
+ shipping
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Spyderco knife engraved with your Midshipmen's name and the Kings Point logo

$30.00 each
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USMMA Earrings

$11.00 each
+ shipping
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USMMA ZIPPER PULL / Cell Phone Boggle

$9.00 each
+ shipping
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USMMA Necklace

$9.00 each
+ shipping
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Fundraising through Sales of Reloadable Grocery Cards
Everyone buys groceries, so please consider purchasing Reloadable Grocery Cards from the USMMA Colorado Parents' Association. These prepaid cards carry no additional cost to you, yet the Parents' Association receives 5% of each card's value for our fund raising efforts. Grocery cards are an effortless way to give to the Parents' Association. We use these funds for our Midshipmen. 
The Reloadable Card must be purchased from us. After that, the cards may be reloaded at the register or Customer Service Desk BEFORE checkout. Any merchandise (except gift card cards) may be purchased with a Reloadable Card. You can also use it to buy fuel. You must continually reload your card as the balance gets low.
The Parents' Association earns 5% every time you do.
King Soopers and Safeway cards available!

$5.00
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Fundraiser for the USMMA Colorado Parents' Association - AmazonSmile
Shop at AmazonSmile.com and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the USMMA Colorado Parents' Association. The USMMA Colorado Parents' Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Use this link for your purchases http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2485360 or Click the Amazon Smile Button.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the USMMA Colorado Parents' Association whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.com


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Get your Mariners Gear
* Over 650 Products
* Sizes up to 6XL
* Pick Your Sport or Activity
The USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation has entered into a partnership with Prep Sportswear to bring USMMA alumni, parents and friends quality customizable USMMA Apparel and Accessories. With each purchase, the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation will receive a small percentage of revenue to further financially assist the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 
Through the specific link, http://www.usmmaapparel.com/, USMMA alumni, parents and friends will be able to purchase apparel. 
Shop your United States Merchant Marine Academy Apparel Store for the latest selection of Mariners fan gear! Your team store allows you to customize clothing for every type of United States Merchant Marine Academy Mariners fan. Whether you're a current student, parent, player, fan or alumni, you'll find over 500 products to customize including United States Merchant Marine Academy Sweatshirts, T-shirts,  Hats, Bags, and more.

First time customers can get 10% off their first purchase!


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