USATF Foundation Provides Donation for Bay Area Track Club Kids Program

USATF Foundation Provides Donation for Bay Area Track Club Kids Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Track and Field Athletes Association, partnering with the Bay Area Track Club, is pleased to announce a sponsorship from the USA Track and Field Foundation. The USATF Foundation will now match any donations received up to $1,000 to the Bay Area Cross Challenge and BATC Kids Program!

The Bay Area Cross Challenge (BAXC) is just a month away – January 13, 2013. It is a unique opportunity for runners of all ability levels to compete alongside professional distance runners on a cross-country course in the heart of San Francisco. By partnering with the Bay Area Track Club for this event, the TFAA will continue to pursue its mission of promoting alternative venues and events for track and field in order to broaden the fan base and engage with the community. Prize money will be offered to the top finishers on the men’s and women’s side, provided that the finisher is a current TFAA member. Elite runners will then “pace” the participants in the kids’ runs, and end the day of races by raffling off prizes and speaking to the kids about the importance of a healthy body and mind.  The TFAA and the BATC will also host a “meet and greet” event with Olympian and world-class athletes in town for the BAXC meet, open to the public.

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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