USA Track & Field Foundation announces 19 Youth Club Grant recipients

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 19 Youth Club Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 19 youth club grants to track & field organizations throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms and facility rental. This is the second round of grants the USA Track & Field Foundation has awarded this year, bringing the 2015 Youth Club Grant awards total to $63,275.

“The USA Track & Field Foundation takes great pride in being able to support these youth clubs and their efforts to bring track & field to the next generation. Their ongoing commitment to the sport is admirable,” stated Chairman Bob Greifeld.

The Foundation encourages youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, and outreach.

A total of $34,200 in grants have been approved to the following youth clubs:

Baby Bulldog Track Club $      2,000.00 NJ
East Orlando Track Club $      1,500.00 FL
Evolution Track Club $      1,500.00 NC
Firebirds Track Club $      1,500.00 MD
Girls on the Run of Lancaster $      1,500.00 PA
Grace Beauty Speed Organization $      1,800.00 MD
Greensburg YMCA Youth Track and Field Club and Greensburg YMCA Youth Cross Country Club $      2,000.00  PA
Greenville Track $      2,000.00 GA
Lewiston Recreation Division $      2,000.00 ME
Lightning Spikes Track Club $      2,000.00 GA
Louis Moss Striders Track Club $      2,000.00 AR
Park Flyers Track and Field $      2,000.00 MN
Shenango High School $      2,000.00 PA
Southern Minnesota Pole Vault Club $      2,000.00 MN
St. Bruno Catholic School $      2,000.00 IL
USA Wings Track Club $      2,000.00 CA
Virgil Simpson Roadrunners Track Club $      1,500.00 NC
V-Tesse Track Club $          900.00 NY
Warriors Track and Field $      2,000.00 IL

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