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USA Track & Field Foundation Accepting Elite Athlete Development Applications

11/16/2015
 
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting elite athlete grant applications to be considered for the 2016 track & field season, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic.
 
The Foundation seeks to support the pursuit of world-class performances by American post-collegian track & field athletes who have met minimum performance standards by contributing to their compelling individual financial needs with an Elite Athlete Development Grant. Please view the Elite Athlete Application for a complete list of eligibility criteria.
 
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS should fill out the application here:
http://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/athlete-applications/elite-athlete-development-application/
 
REPEAT APPLICANTS should fill out the application here:
http://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/athlete-applications/elite-athlete-development-renew/
 
In 2015 the USA Track & Field Foundation awarded a record total of over $400,000 to athletes and distance training centers and expects to exceed that number in 2016.  Beginning in 2016, it will be mandatory that every athlete expecting to be considered for a grant complete an annual application.
 
The Foundation will be reviewing the applications over the next several months and applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to receive consideration. The deadline for application submission is December 1st, 2015.  Grant award winners are expected to be selected and announced in January.
 
The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & 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 and jobs) and participation in Run With US! (www.runwithus.org). 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 Trixie Bluvstein at (302) 332-5043 or Trixie.Bluvstein@usatffoundation.org.


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