USA Track & Field Foundation announces 39 Youth Club Grant recipients

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 39 Youth Club Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 39 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.

“One of the great things we do is provide grants to grass-roots organizations.  These groups provide many kids the opportunity to participate in track & field events, many of which come from low-income families.  The clubs create a positive environment and involve the kids in a sport they can compete in for the rest of their lives,” 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 $55,095 in grants have been approved to the following youth clubs:

1ne Motion Athletic Corp.PeoriaIl$1,500
288 Track Club (Coney Island)BrooklynNY$1,500
3M Track ClubCastro ValleyCA$1,500
A Running Start Track ClubHarker HeightsTX$1,500
Baltimore City White Knight Track ClubBaltimoreMD$1,500
Central Wisconsin Track ClubColomaWI$1,500
Charles County Elite Track & Field ClubWaldorfMD$1,500
Cheetah’s Track ClubWest Valley CityUT$1,500
Chicago Collins Warriors Track and FieldChicagoIL$1,500
Colorado Flyers Track Club, Inc.DenverCO$1,500
D.C. Express Track Club, Inc.DecaturGA$1,500
Dashing DivasBrooklynNY$1,500
Envy Track ClubBronxNY$1,000
Fast Start Management, IncWinter ParkFL$1,500
Flagler Sheriff’s Police Athletic LeagueBunnellFL$1,000
Garden State Track ClubNorth BrunswickNJ$1,500
Hercules Running RebelsHerculesCA$1,500
High Speed Track ClubOaklandCA$1,500
KIPP Academy Middle SchoolHoustonTX$400
Kitsap Fliers Track & Field ClubSilverdaleWA$1,500
Lancaster City Track ClubLancasterPA$1,500
Landsharks Running ClubColorado SpringsCO$1,500
MP Striders Youth Track ClubGaltCA$1,500
National Track and Field LeagueHalethorpeMD$1,500
Neon RunnersHamptonGA$1,500
New York City Parks and Recreation – Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth ClubStaten IslandNY$1,500
Notre Dame Track ClubYonkersNY$1,500
Princeton Athletic ClubPrincetonNJ$1,500
Santa Rosa Express Youth Running ClubSanta RosaCA$1,000
Sierra Foothill Track ClubSanta CruzCA$1,000
Southern Minnesota Vault ClubMankatoMN$1,500
Stockton Saints Track and Field ClubStocktonCA$1,500
Team Elite Youth Track ClubNorth Las VegasNV$1,500
Throw 1 Deep Club IncorporatedMariettaGA$1,500
VO2MAX Track ClubBronxNY$1,500
West Ridge AcademyWest JordanUT$1,500
Windy City Hammers Track ClubChicagoIL$1,500
Valley SpeedstersBelle VernonPA$1,500
YMCA of Rowan CountySalisburyNC$1,195

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