USATF Foundation Announces 27 Youth Club Grant Recipients

USATF Foundation Announces 27 Youth Club Grant Recipients

PITTSBURGH – USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and CEO Tom Jackovic announced 27 Youth Club Grants will be awarded to track & field clubs across the country.  The grants offer the youth athletes relief from necessary expenses such as equipment, travel costs, meet entry fees, and uniforms.

The USATF Foundation encourages any youth running or track and field club in the United States to apply for financial assistance.  Selection is partial to clubs based in low-income areas, and those who demonstrate significant need.  Other elements considered are having a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support.  The Foundation aims to help expand such youth programs/clubs to further supply more competitive opportunities to athletes.

“We are excited to support these youth clubs.  Grants such as these provide opportunities for you track and field athletes to pursue their sport and achieve their dreams,” stated USATF Foundation Director Therese Wichmann.

Grants totaling $30,290 have been awarded to the following 27 youth clubs:

Athens YMCA Athens Georgia $1,440
Baltimore City White Knight Track Club Baltimore Maryland $1,000
Beaverton Youth Track Club Beaverton Oregon $1,000
Brute Force Track Club Aurora Colorado $1,500
Chicago Roosevelt Roughriders Markham Illinois $1,000
Commonwealth Throws Club Henrico Virginia $1,000
D.C. Express Track Club Decatur Georgia $850
East Coast Elite Club Team Lexington Virginia $1,500
Fair Lawn All Sports Fair Lawn New Jersey $1,000
Future Track Club Gesimar Louisiana $1,000
GOH Run Strongsville Ohio $1,000
High Speed Track Club Apple Valley California $1,000
Indiana Flying Angels Brazil Indiana $1,000
Kansas City Elite Competition Grandview Missouri $1,000
Kokopelli Racing Team Colorado Springs Colorado $1,500
Lightning Spikes Track Club Lawrenceville Georgia $1,000
MRC Track & Field Series, Inc. Bolton Connecticut $1,000
Notre Dame Track Club Yonkers New York $1,000
Prospect Park Youth Running Club Brooklyn New York $1,500
P.K. Yonge Gainesville Florida $1,000
P.S. 184M Track Club New York New York $1,000
Rickards Middle School Fort Lauderdale Florida $1,000
Roundabout Runners Club Malta New York $1,500
Sirius Athletics Athens Georgia $1,500
Students Run Philly Style Philadelphia Pennsylvania $1,000
The Texas Speed Project McKinney Texas $1,000
Windy City Hammers Track Club Chicago Illinois $1,000

 



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 tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.