USATF Foundation announces 42 Youth Club Grant recipients

USATF Foundation announces 42 Youth Club Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 42 youth 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, awards and facility rental.

“The Foundation continues to be committed to supporting youth track & field at the grassroots level,” commented Jackovic. “Congratulations to all the grantees.”

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, staff and volunteer training, and outreach.

A total of $65.450 in grants has been approved to the following youth clubs:

  • Ann Arbor Youth TC For Women (MI), $2000
  • Capitol City Comets Track Club (OH), $1500
  • Charles County Elite T&F Club (MD), $1500
  • Cougar Track Club (NM), $2000
  • Cross Country for Youth (NC), $2500
  • Delmar Track and Field (NY), $500
  • Desert Devils Running Club (TX), $1500
  • East Orlando Track Club (FL), $1000
  • East Orlando Track Club (MO), $2000
  • EKMW Track and Field Team (NY), $1500
  • Emerald Valley Track Club (OR), $1500
  • Evergreen Storm Track Club (WA), $1500
  • Evolution Track Club (NC), $1500
  • Garden State Track Club (NJ), $2000
  • Green Street School PTO (VT), $1500
  • Jeffersonville Track Boosters (IN), $1500
  • Landsharks Running Club (CO), $1500
  • Lightning Spikes Track Club (GA), $2000
  • Long Island Recreation Department (ME), $1500
  • Midlands Surge Youth Track Club (SC), $1600
  • Miramar Optimist Track Club (FL), $1500
  • Norfolk Real Deal Track Club (VA), $1500
  • OTC & Track Town Youth Network (OR), $2000
  • Park Flyers T&F Club (MN), $2000
  • Perdue Athletics (NJ), $1500
  • Phoenix Gliders Track and Field (CA), $1500
  • Premier Athletics Track Club (GA), $1500
  • Quincy Track Club (MA), $1000
  • Raleigh Walkers (NC), $1500
  • Sacramento Speed Factory (CA), $1500
  • South Texas Walking Club (TX), $750
  • Southern Minnesota Vault Club (MN), $1500
  • Speed Unlimited Track Club (WA), $1500
  • Stallions Track Club (PA), $1500
  • Superior Track & Field (CO), $1500
  • Throwing and Growing Foundation (MO), $2500
  • Tri-City Striders (AL), $1500
  • USA Wings Track Club (CA), $1500
  • Valley Athletics Club (WA), $2000
  • Viking Youth Track Club (WI), $1500
  • Virgil Simpson Roadrunners Track Club (NC), $1500
  • Western Cincinnati Track Club (OH), $600

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