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 clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms and facility rental.

“The USATF Foundation hopes these grants enable young athletes to participate in the sport they love.  We take pride in inspiring the next generation of Track & Field athletes,” said Foundation Director, Paul Lilly.

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 $29,075 in grants have been approved to the following youth clubs:

1st Coast Track Club$1,500FL
Bell Oaks Elem School Track Program$1,500NJ
Colorado Flyers Track Club$2,000CO
Crimson Knights$925NJ
Desert Devils Running Club$2,000TX
Fast Start Management, Inc.$1,500FL
Garden State Track Club$2,000NJ
Glendale Flash Running Club$1,500AZ
Hercules Running Rebels$1,500CA
Hickory Ridge Middle School$2,000TN
Lancaster City Track Club$1,500PA
Midas Track Club$1,500PA
Mountain Vist School Track Team$650AZ
Revelation Peak Performance$1,500NC
Rochester Running Rebels$1,500NY
Sacramento Speed Factory$2,000CA
Southwest Track Club$1,500PA
Superior Track & Field$1,500CO
YMCA of Athens, GA$1,000GA

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