USATF Foundation Announces 43 Youth Club Grant Recipients

USATF Foundation Announces 43 Youth Club Grant Recipients



The USA Track & Field Foundation is thrilled to announce $79,800 has been awarded to 43 youth clubs across the country, doubling the amount of grant funds that were awarded to clubs in 2023.

With this year’s grants, The USATF Foundation remains dedicated to nurturing the next generation of track and field stars, fostering a culture of inclusivity and opportunity within the youth athletics community. Committed to directly empowering young athletes, the Foundation’s mission is to amplify competitive opportunities and foster the aspirations of future Olympians.

“We are excited to support a record number of youth track and field clubs across the country this year,” says Youth Committee Chair Therese Wichmann. “These grants provide essential resources and opportunities for youth athletes to pursue their sport and fuel their passion for track and field.”

In response to an overwhelming number of applications, the USATF Foundation has seen a record-breaking increase in submissions for this year’s grants, highlighting the growing need for financial support within the youth athletics community. The grants aim to alleviate the financial burdens faced by youth athletes, covering essential expenses such as equipment, travel costs, meet entry fees, and uniforms.

“We pride ourselves on providing an equitable experience for the youth of Baltimore. Economic disparities should never limit youth’s access to opportunities that maximize their potential. The USATF Foundation has strengthened this area of our mission. We are so grateful,” says Coach Ramon Valentine of the Baltimore City White Knights Track Club.

The USATF Foundation also continues their partnership with Running Warehouse which will benefit all the 43 clubs. This partnership extends significant discounts to grant recipients on purchases of uniforms, warm-ups, and general gear via In addition, Running Warehouse has integrated a donation option for customers at checkout to donate to USATF Foundation, with all proceeds going directly toward supporting this Youth Grant program.

These 43 clubs will be receiving a USATF Foundation Youth Grant Award:

Alaska Pole Vault ClubSalchaAK$1,500
Over The Mountain (OTM) Track ClubHooverAL$2,000
Phoenix Youth Track ClubPhoenixAZ$2,000
MP Striders Youth Track ClubSacramentoCA$2,000
East Bay Elite Track ClubSan PabloCA$2,000
Hercules Running Rebels Track and Field ClubVallejoCA$2,000
Peregrines Track and Field ClubArroyo GrandeCA$2,000
Fresno Flyers Track Club, IncFresnoCA$2,000
Oakland CubsOaklandCA$2,000
Kokopelli Racing TeamColorado SpringsCO$2,000
Front Range Elite YouthFort CollinsCO$1,500
MRC Track & Field Series, Inc.BoltonCT$2,000
Delaware Elite Track ClubBearDE$2,000
Tallahassee Zoom Track ClubTallahasseeFL$1,000
Trailblazers Youth Athletic Ministry Inc.TampaFL$2,000
Sirius AthleticsAthensGA$2,000
West Georgia Elite Track ClubCarrolltonGA$2,000
Lightning Spikes Track ClubLawrencevilleGA$2,000
The S.P.R.I.N.T. Factory GroupLithoniaGA$2,000
Throw1Deep ClubMariettaGA$2,000
The Vipers Track ClubBourbonnaisIL$2,000
Windy City Hammers Track ClubChicagoIL$2,000
Elgin Sharks Track ClubElginIL$2,000
My Best Track ClubPlainfieldIL$2,000
O.F.F. Track Club (0469)South Chicago HeightsIL$2,000
Kentucky Golden EaglesRichmondKY$2,000
KY Track ClubBaton RougeLA$1,500
Youth Enrichment Services (YES)Boston, MAMA$2,000
Baltimore City White Knight Track ClubBaltimoreMD$2,000
Lewiston RecreationLewistonME$2,000
Genesee Swift Track ClubFlintMI$2,000
Syds community projectsFlorissantMO$2,000
Speed SkillsColoniaNJ$2,000
Jaguar Track ClubMaplewoodNJ$2,000
Notah Begay III (NB3) FoundationSanta Ana PuebloNM$2,000
Beaverton Youth Track ClubBeavertonOR$1,000
Timberhill HarriersPhilomathOR$500
Ambler Olympic ClubHarleysvillePA$2,000
Providence CobrasProvidenceRI$2,000
Duncanville Tigers Youth OrganizationDuncanvilleTX$2,000
AAU TrackPflugervilleTX$800
North Texas JackrabbitsProsperTX$2,000


The USATF Foundation plans to provide additional funding opportunities for some of the 43 clubs based on involvement with the Foundation and demonstrating potential growth in club participation over the next six months.

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