USA Track & Field Foundation announces 21 Youth Club Grant Recipients

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 21 Youth Club Grant Recipients

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and CEO Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 21 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 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.

“We are excited to support these clubs and their young athletes. The future of the sport depends on youth participation, and we hope these grants help encourage it,” stated USATF Foundation Director Katherine Greifeld.

A total of $30,000 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

Baltimore City White Knight Track ClubBaltimoreMaryland$2,000.00
Brockton Track ClubWest BridgewaterMassachusetts$1,500.00
Chicago Roosevelt RoughridersChicagoIllinois$1,500.00
Community Middle School Running ClubBound BrookNew Jersey$1,000.00
DC Select Track and Field ClubWashingtonDC$1,500.00
Future Track ClubGeismarLouisiana$1,500.00
Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon CountiesKentwoodMichigan$1,500.00
House of SpeedBowieMaryland$1,500.00
Kaimuki Christian SchoolHonoluluHawaii$1,000.00
Las Vegas Elite RunnersHendersonNevada$1,500.00
Lightning Spikes Track ClubLawrencevilleGeorgia$1,500.00
National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc. (NSAF)SanteeCalifornia$1,500.00
Prospect Park Youth Running ClubBrooklynNew York$1,500.00
Pure Acceleration Track and FieldHopatcongNew Jersey$1,500.00
Rickards Middle SchoolOakland ParkFlorida$500.00
Roundabout Runners ClubMaltaNew York$1,500.00
Southern California Association Youth Track and FieldDuarteCalifornia$1,500.00
Throwing Zone Athletics Club FloridaGainesvilleFlorida$1,500.00
Urban F.I.R.E. Athletic ClubBuffaloNew York$1,500.00
Warriors Athletic Club IncLansingIllinois$1,500.00
Youth Enrichment Services (YES)Boston Massachusetts $1,500.00

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