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 our Colorado Parents' Association is fortunate to have developed a special Arrangement with them as an authorized Distributor. These are Very High Quality Knives and are Frequently identified by Practical Sailor Magazine as a Top Pick for Quality and Value. They are Favorites of Sailors, Firemen, Police, and Rescue Personnel. As Specialty Rescue and Marine Knives, they are Unsurpassed.

Early on in our communications, Spyderco informed us that "Our Firefighters, Rescue Works, Law Enforcement, and Military are Close to our Hearts and We Take their Needs Very Seriously". 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 Colorado Midshipmen".
The pricing on the Spyderco knives is 20% off current MSRP. You can order any knife from the Spyderco.com Catalog with this pricing.
Just contact us for the price of the knife you want. Our best sellers are shown here!
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 $149.95
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.

$115.00 each
+ shipping
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Tasman Salt Lightweight Black MSRP $119.95
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.

$85.00 each
+ shipping
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Assist Lightweight Black MSRP $144.95
Spyderco named this knife after its principal job function, to Assist. The Assist was designed for emergency/fire/rescue professionals (and for the well-equipped civilian) who rely on their knives to function flawlessly under pressure. Even with twenty-five years' experience in making rescue knives, Spyderco is still offering new high-tech features and the Assist model showcases the latest and greatest in this knife genre.
The VG-10 patented blunt-tipped blade is a toothy eighty-percent SpyderEdged for aggressively cutting seatbelts and fibrous material. The last inch of the tip we've left Plain Edge for detailed cutting (think sharpening pencils). Perched above the Round Hole, a Cobra Hood positions the thumb directly over the hole for quick blade deployment, then doubles as a leveraging platform for the thumb. The wavy pattern cut from the top of the blade (created by a fireman from Sweden) and along the inside of the handle let you place a piece of rope (between the half-open blade and handle) and scissor the blade shut- especially convenient for cutting rope in-and-around flesh without having to fully open/expose the knife's blade. The FRN handle is a molded wonder of Bi-Directional textured contours and bulges that ergonomically wrap around your palm. In the closed position, squeeze the blade deeper into the handle and a retractable carbide tip protrudes out from the base for breaking glass. Outlined in safety orange on the handle's spine is a shrill and attention-pitched survival whistle. Carries left/right handed, tip-up by means of a tension wire clip.

$110.00 each
+ shipping
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Spyderco Atlantic Salt MSRP $129.95
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.

$95.00 each
+ shipping
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Rescue 3 Lightweight MSRP $129.95
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.

$95.00 each
+ shipping
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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
Order Today
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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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