Jay Balaban Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

Jay Balaban Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH – Jay Balaban has been named a director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.

Jay is the founder & CEO of Connected Apparel, a women’s dress brand. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Jay has been at the helm of two successful dress companies and comes from a long line of garment experts. Founded in 2000, Connected Apparel sells retailers internationally and with the recent addition of his daughter, Leanna, has launched its first-ever website to connect with and sell directly to its customers.

Jay resides in Los Angeles and travels around the country to support a variety of teams and athletes. He is especially passionate about track & field, attending meets from high school to Olympic trials.

“For over 25 years, I’ve been an avid track & field fan. To now be a part of a Foundation where I can help make a difference for these athletes is a privilege and an honor,” stated Jay Balaban.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging and experienced elite athletes, along with guidance on future career paths. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US!. Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.