USA Track & Field Foundation announces 28 Youth Club Grant Recipients

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 28 Youth Club Grant Recipients

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 28 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.

“We’re thrilled to continue to support youth clubs that get kids excited about track & field. One of our goals is to be a catalyst for participation in track and field and we hope our support fulfills that objective,” stated USATF Foundation Director Bob West.

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 $38,000 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

2 Feet Ahead Track ClubGrand PrairieTX $   1,000
Alpha & Omega Church of the Living GodLake WalesFL $   1,000
Baltimore City White Knight Track ClubBaltimoreMD $   1,500
Central Wisconsin Track ClubPloverWI $   1,500
Chuckanut Raptors Running ClubBellinghamWA $   1,500
D.C. Express Track CLubDecaturGA $   1,000
Du Quoin High School Girls Track TeamDu QuoinIL $   1,000
Fast Track LamontBakersfieldCA $   1,000
Grace Beauty Speed OrganizationBaltimoreMD $   1,500
High Speed Track ClubOaklandCA $   1,000
Living Flat-Out DBA Students Run the StreetsNewport NewsVA $   1,500
Metropolitan Eagles Sports Club, Inc.LaureltonNY $   1,500
Metropolitan Track ClubNew OrleansLA $   1,500
Mount Laurel StridersMt LaurelNJ $   1,500
National Scholastic Athletics FoundationSanteeCA $   1,000
ParaSport SpokaneSpokaneWA $   1,500
Park Flyers Track & FieldSaint Louis ParkMN $   1,500
Phoenix Bobcats Track & Field clubPhoenixAZ $   1,500
Prospect Park Youth Running Club “PPYRC”BrooklynNY $   1,500
Roundabout Runners ClubMaltaNY $   1,000
Saints Track ClubChicagoIL $   1,500
South Kingstown Parks and RecreationPeace DaleRI $   1,500
Students Run Philly StylePhiladelphiaPA $   1,500
Team Blackout Elite Track ClubGrahamWA $   1,500
Texas Throwbacks Track and Field ClubOvillaTX $   1,500
Urban F.I.R.E.(Focus Initiative on Recreation and Education) Athletic ClubBuffaloNY $   1,500
Wildwood Prep Track ClubFruitland ParkFL $   1,500
Youth Enrichment Services (YES)BostonMA $   1,500

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