USA Track & Field Foundation announces 32 Youth Club Grant recipients

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 32 Youth Club Grant recipients

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 32 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 excited to continue to support organizations that get kids excited about track & field. The kids running in clubs and schools are the next generation of athletes and we hope our support makes a tangible difference,” 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 $46,500 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

1st Coast Track ClubOrange Park, FL $   1,500
Ann Arbor Track ClubAnn Arbor, MI $   1,500
Athletics East Running ClubHeppner, OR $   1,500
Baltimore City White Knight Track ClubBaltimore, MD $   1,500
Banneker ElementaryKansas City, MO $   1,000
Beaverton Youth Track ClubBeaverton, OR $   1,500
Broward County Roadrunners Youth Track ClubFt. Lauderdale, FL $   1,500
Bull City Express Track ClubDurham, NC $   1,500
Checkers A.C.Williamsville, NY $      500
Colorado Flyers Track ClubDenver, CO $   1,500
Confluence Elite Track ClubLewiston, ID $   1,500
Dowling Catholic Track ClubWest Des Moines, IA $      500
Dynamic Speed Elite Track ClubSnellville, GA $   1,500
East Orlando Track ClubOrlando, FL $   1,000
East Palo Alto Greyhounds Youth Athletic AssociationEast Palo Alto, CA $   2,500
Eastern Jackson County Track ClubIndependence, MO $   2,500
Eastside Steppers Track ClubEdmond, OK $   1,500
Family Point SpeedHouston, TX $   1,500
Federal Way Track ClubFederal Way, WA $   1,500
Garden State Track ClubNew Brunswick, NJ $   1,500
Greenville TrackGreenville, GA $   1,500
Hercules Running RebelsHercules, CA $   1,500
High Speed Track ClubOakland, CA $   1,500
Kaiser ElementaryDenver, CO $   1,000
McKinney Track ClubMcKinney, TX $   1,500
Park Flyers Track and FieldSt. Louis Park, MN $   2,000
Port City Track ClubWilmington, NC $   1,500
Ray and Joan Croc Corps Community Center (Salvation Army)Chicago, IL $   1,500
Revelation Peak Performance Track ClubWinterville, NC $   1,500
Tailwind Track TeamWest Harrison, NY $   1,000
V-Tesse Track ClubBaldwin, NY $   1,500
Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual ArtsNew York, NY $   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