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USA Track & Field Foundation announces 29 Youth Club Grant Recipients

4/26/2018
 

PITTSBURGH –The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 29 Youth Club 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 and facility rental.

 

“We’re thrilled to continue to support youth clubs that get kids excited about track & field. One of our goals is to be a catalyst for participation in track and field and we hope our support fulfills that objective,” stated USATF Foundation Director Bob West.

 

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, and outreach.

 

A total of $39,000 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

 

2 Feet Ahead Track Club

Grand Prairie

TX

$ 1,000

Alpha & Omega Church of the Living God

Lake Wales

FL

$ 1,000

Baltimore City White Knight Track Club

Baltimore

MD

$ 1,500

Central Wisconsin Track Club

Plover

WI

$ 1,500

Chuckanut Raptors Running Club

Bellingham

WA

$ 1,500

D.C. Express Track Club

Decatur

GA

$ 1,000

Du Quoin High School Girls Track Team

Du Quoin

IL

$ 1,000

Fast Track Lamont

Bakersfield

CA

$ 1,000

Grace Beauty Speed Organization

Baltimore

MD

$ 1,500

High Speed Track Club

Oakland

CA

$ 1,000

Living Flat-Out DBA Students Run the Streets

Newport News

VA

$ 1,500

Metropolitan Eagles Sports Club, Inc.

Laurelton

NY

$ 1,500

Metropolitan Track Club

New Orleans

LA

$ 1,500

Mount Laurel Striders

Mt Laurel

NJ

$ 1,500

National Scholastic Athletics Foundation

Santee

CA

$ 1,000

ParaSport Spokane

Spokane

WA

$ 1,500

Park Flyers Track & Field

Saint Louis Park

MN

$ 1,500

Phoenix Bobcats Track & Field club

Phoenix

AZ

$ 1,500

Phoenix Bobcats Track and Field Club

Phoenix

AZ

$ 1,000

Prospect Park Youth Running Club "PPYRC"

Brooklyn

NY

$ 1,500

Roundabout Runners Club

Malta

NY

$ 1,000

Saints Track Club

Chicago

IL

$ 1,500

South Kingstown Parks and Recreation

Peace Dale

RI

$ 1,500

Students Run Philly Style

Philadelphia

PA

$ 1,500

Team Blackout Elite Track Club

Graham

WA

$ 1,500

Texas Throwbacks Track and Field Club

Ovilla

TX

$ 1,500

Urban F.I.R.E.(Focus Initiative on Recreation and Education) Athletic Club

Buffalo

NY

$ 1,500

Wildwood Prep Track Club

Fruitland Park

FL

$ 1,500

Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

Boston

MA

$ 1,500

 

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 and emerging elite athletes. 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 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 Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.

 




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