19 Oct USATF Foundation Reveals Three New Adopt an Athlete Grant Awards
PITTSBURGH, PA –
The USA Track & Field Foundation CEO, Tom Jackovic and Chairman, Bob Greifeld are excited to unveil that three elite athletes have been awarded Adopt an Athlete grants from two generous donors. Clayton Young will receive a $10,000 grant funded by Tony Marsh, brother of Foundation Director John Marsh. Additionally, Shae Anderson and Brock Eager will receive a grant of $10,000 each from an undisclosed donor. This support will hopefully strengthen their ability to reach their full potential and proudly represent Team USA in the future.
“I am incredibly grateful to be awarded the Adopt an Athlete grant. The award comes at a perfect time when I am dialing in all of my training for this upcoming Olympic year. I look forward to developing relationships and sharing an inside look with those who were generous in helping me reach my goals” shared Young.
“Thank you so much USATF Foundation for this grant! This will help me with my financial needs while in pursuit of making my second US Olympic team this upcoming year!” expressed Anderson.
“Having this grant will allow me to put more time and effort into the sport that I love and be able to compete at a higher level. I am greatly blessed with this opportunity and can’t be thankful enough” exclaimed Eager.
With the Paris Olympics fast approaching in Summer 2024, efforts such as these are what pave the way for athletes to truly shine on the World’s biggest stage. The USATF Foundation’s Adopt an Athlete program can be a relief from the stress of weekly expenses and allow the athlete to focus on other priorities to maintain their fitness. This program offers donors an opportunity to provide financial support directly to their chosen event discipline.