USATF Foundation Announces 28 Youth Club Grant Recipients

USATF Foundation Announces 28 Youth Club Grant Recipients

PITTSBURGH – USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and CEO Tom Jackovic announced 28 Youth Club Grants will be awarded to track & field clubs across the country totaling $43,320.

The grants offer youth athletes relief from necessary expenses such as equipment, travel costs, meet entry fees, and uniforms.  The Foundation encourages any youth running or track and field club in the United States to apply for financial assistance. Grant criteria includes key factors such as income and need. The Foundation strives to have a direct impact on youth athletes with these grants to provide more opportunities for competition and encourage the next generation of Olympians.

“We are pleased to support youth track and field clubs across the country. These grants provide athletes the essential resources to train and compete, fueling their passion for track and field and running,” exclaimed USATF Foundation Youth Committee Chair, Therese Wichmann.

Last year the USATF Foundation teamed up with Fast Feet NYC to create a special opportunity for athletes with disabilities.  Fast Feet NYC is a program that supplies inclusive exercise options for children of all abilities.  The USATF Foundation funded a $10,000 grant nearly a year ago to allow the program to impact more lives and expand to a new location in Detroit, Michigan. To continue to open doors for young athletes and cultivate this relationship, a new $5,000 grant will be awarded to the program.

As an added bonus for these deserving clubs Running Warehouse is proud to partner with USATF Foundation, offering grant recipients significant discounts on uniforms, warm-ups and general gear purchased from  The online retailer also created an opportunity for customers to donate to USATF Foundation during the check-out process; all proceeds go directly toward supporting this Youth Grant program. Additionally, USATF Foundation grant winners will also have access to Running Warehouse’s QuickStart Shoe donation program. Over a thousand pairs of nearly-new shoes are donated to youth running programs through this program.

Grants totaling $43,320 have been awarded to the following 28 youth clubs:

Do Right Educational Sports ProgramMaricopaArizona$1,500
Phoenix Youth Track ClubPhoenixArizona$1,500
Winnerz CirclePalm CoastFlorida$500
D.C. Express Track ClubDecaturGeorgia$1,500
Dynasty Track Club, Inc.MariettaGeorgia$1,500
H.J. Russell West End AcademyAtlantaGeorgia$1,500
Lightning Spikes Track ClubLawrencevilleGeorgia$1,500
Young Men’s Christian Association of Athens GeorgiaAthensGeorgia$1,620
North Idaho Blaze Track and Field ClubCoeur d’AleneIdaho$1,500
Youth Enrichment ServicesBostonMassachusetts$1,500
Baltimore City White Knight Track ClubBaltimoreMaryland$1,500
Ann Arbor Track ClubAnn ArborMichigan$1,500
Embrace SportzDetroitMichigan$1,500
Girls on the Run West MichiganKentwoodMichigan$1,500
Southern Minnesota Vault ClubMankatoMinnesota$1,500
NC Flight ClubFayettevilleNorth Carolina$500
Notah Begay III (NB3) FoundationSanta Ana PuebloNew Mexico$1,500
Atalanta NYCNew YorkNew York$1,500
P.S. 184M Track ClubNew YorkNew York$1,200
Prospect Park Youth Running ClubBrooklynNew York$1,500
Run4Fun, Inc.BrooklynNew York$1,500
Bethel-Tate Local SchoolsBethelOhio$1,500
Eastside Steppers Track ClubEdmondOklahoma$1,500
Albina Roadrunners Track ClubPortlandOregon$1,500
South Dakota Gold RushMarionSouth Dakota$1,500
North Texas Cheetahs Youth Track ClubCedar HillTexas$1,500
Toledo School District #237ToledoWashington$1,500
Fast Feet NYCDetroitMichigan$5,000

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