The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic has announced 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), $5000
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 elite athletes, distance training centers and anti-doping education. 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 & 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, visit www.usatffoundation.org or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.