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USA Track & Field Foundation announces 29 Youth Club Grant recipients

6/5/2014
 
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 29 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 USATF Foundation prides itself on giving kids an opportunity to compete in track & field.  These youth grants help us accomplish that mission,” stated Jackovic.

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 $46,400 in grants have been approved to the following youth clubs:

A PLUS Youth Program WA $1,000
Allegiance Athletic Club OR $1,500
Ann Arbor Youth TC MI $2,000
Barton Hills Elementary Running Club TX $1,500
Chicago Area Runners Association IL $3,000
Garden State Track Club NJ $2,000
Girls on the Run of Lancaster PA $2,000
Grace Beauty Speed Organization MD $1,500
Kats for a Cure Track Club IN $1,500
Lancaster City Track Club PA $1,500
Landsharks Running Club CO $1,500
Lightning Spikes Track Club GA $2,000
Manchester Track GA $1,500
Park Flyers T&F Club MN $2,000
Patriot Decathlon Club UT $500
Perdue Athletics Track Club NJ $1,500
Princeton Athletic Club NJ $1,500
Raising the Bar Athletics CA $600
Revelation Peak Performance NC $1,500
RunVermont VT $1,500
Saints Track Club IL $1,500
Schenley Heights Comm Dev Program PA $1,500
Southern Minnesota Vault Club MN $1,500
St. Bruno Catholic School IL $1,100
TeamRogue TX $3,000
UrbanLife CA $2,600
USA Wings Track Club CA $1,500
Virgil Simpson Road Runners NC $1,500
West T&F FL $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! (www.rwus-now.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 tom.jackovic@usatf.org. 







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