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. Peoria Il $1,500
288 Track Club (Coney Island) Brooklyn NY $1,500
3M Track Club Castro Valley CA $1,500
A Running Start Track Club Harker Heights TX $1,500
Baltimore City White Knight Track Club Baltimore MD $1,500
Central Wisconsin Track Club Coloma WI $1,500
Charles County Elite Track & Field Club Waldorf MD $1,500
Cheetah’s Track Club West Valley City UT $1,500
Chicago Collins Warriors Track and Field Chicago IL $1,500
Colorado Flyers Track Club, Inc. Denver CO $1,500
D.C. Express Track Club, Inc. Decatur GA $1,500
Dashing Divas Brooklyn NY $1,500
Envy Track Club Bronx NY $1,000
Fast Start Management, Inc Winter Park FL $1,500
Flagler Sheriff’s Police Athletic League Bunnell FL $1,000
Garden State Track Club North Brunswick NJ $1,500
Hercules Running Rebels Hercules CA $1,500
High Speed Track Club Oakland CA $1,500
KIPP Academy Middle School Houston TX $400
Kitsap Fliers Track & Field Club Silverdale WA $1,500
Lancaster City Track Club Lancaster PA $1,500
Landsharks Running Club Colorado Springs CO $1,500
MP Striders Youth Track Club Galt CA $1,500
National Track and Field League Halethorpe MD $1,500
Neon Runners Hampton GA $1,500
New York City Parks and Recreation – Ocean Breeze Wave Runners Youth Club Staten Island NY $1,500
Notre Dame Track Club Yonkers NY $1,500
Princeton Athletic Club Princeton NJ $1,500
Santa Rosa Express Youth Running Club Santa Rosa CA $1,000
Sierra Foothill Track Club Santa Cruz CA $1,000
Southern Minnesota Vault Club Mankato MN $1,500
Stockton Saints Track and Field Club Stockton CA $1,500
Team Elite Youth Track Club North Las Vegas NV $1,500
Throw 1 Deep Club Incorporated Marietta GA $1,500
VO2MAX Track Club Bronx NY $1,500
West Ridge Academy West Jordan UT $1,500
Windy City Hammers Track Club Chicago IL $1,500
Valley Speedsters Belle Vernon PA $1,500
YMCA of Rowan County Salisbury NC $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