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North American Point-to-Point Association joins forces with the National Steeplechase Foundation

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North American Point-to-Point Association joins forces with the National Steeplechase Foundation

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The Board of Directors of the North American Point-to-Point Association (NAPPA) is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with the National Steeplechase Foundation (NSF). NSF has accepted a gift of the assets of NAPPA and has agreed on a best efforts basis to continue the core NAPPA activities of clinics, summer camp and supporting field master chase races for juniors and seniors at the various regional racing authorities in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. NAPPA and NSF finalized this agreement in December 2012.

Gus Brown, Chairman and Michael E. Hoffman, President of NAPPA, stated that “Joining with NSF is the right move at the right time to assure the long-term viability of the core NAPPA activities. NSF and NAPPA have very common interests but found they were competing for funding from similar sources.”

We found Sam Slater’s stewardship of NSF and the NSF board’s genuine interest in the activities of NAPPA to be another benefit of combing forces,” noted Michael E. Hoffman.

Sam Slater, President/Chairman of the National Steeplechase Foundation (NSF) stated, "The National Steeplechase Foundation board is delighted to oversee the continuation of many of NAPPA's programs. We feel that these programs have been some of the best recent developments in American steeplechasing, and that they foster the encouragement of young riders' participation in the sport, something that is very much in keeping with NSF's mission."

About the National Steeplechase Foundation
The National Steeplechase Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of American steeplechasing through programs that promote health, education, safety, and the spirit of amateurism.

Founded in 1995 as a publicly supported organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the foundation’s original purpose was to nurture and preserve the glorious traditions of a sport that was first introduced to this country during the early years of the nineteenth century. From a modest beginning, the Foundation has widened the scope of its operation to the point that it now touches all aspects of the sport.

About the North American Point to Point Association
Founded in 2001 by former amateur steeplechase jockeys George Strawbridge and Mason Lampton., NAPPA was a 501(c)3 not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the sport of steeplechase racing at the amateur level. Many of the current crop of successful young jocks got their start in NAPPA’s programs, including (but not limited to) Fritz Boniface, Gus Dahl, Mary Motion, and leading lady and Kentucky Derby jockey Rosie Napravnik.


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