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 YMCAAthensGeorgia$1,440
Baltimore City White Knight Track ClubBaltimoreMaryland$1,000
Beaverton Youth Track ClubBeavertonOregon$1,000
Brute Force Track ClubAuroraColorado$1,500
Chicago Roosevelt RoughridersMarkhamIllinois$1,000
Commonwealth Throws ClubHenricoVirginia$1,000
D.C. Express Track ClubDecaturGeorgia$850
East Coast Elite Club TeamLexingtonVirginia$1,500
Fair Lawn All SportsFair LawnNew Jersey$1,000
Future Track ClubGesimarLouisiana$1,000
GOH RunStrongsvilleOhio$1,000
High Speed Track ClubApple ValleyCalifornia$1,000
Indiana Flying AngelsBrazilIndiana$1,000
Kansas City Elite CompetitionGrandviewMissouri$1,000
Kokopelli Racing TeamColorado SpringsColorado$1,500
Lightning Spikes Track ClubLawrencevilleGeorgia$1,000
MRC Track & Field Series, Inc.BoltonConnecticut$1,000
Notre Dame Track ClubYonkersNew York$1,000
Prospect Park Youth Running ClubBrooklynNew York$1,500
P.K. YongeGainesvilleFlorida$1,000
P.S. 184M Track ClubNew YorkNew York$1,000
Rickards Middle SchoolFort LauderdaleFlorida$1,000
Roundabout Runners ClubMaltaNew York$1,500
Sirius AthleticsAthensGeorgia$1,500
Students Run Philly StylePhiladelphiaPennsylvania$1,000
The Texas Speed ProjectMcKinneyTexas$1,000
Windy City Hammers Track ClubChicagoIllinois$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