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USATF announces 2015 Mark Springer Travel grant recipients

7/22/2015
 
INDIANAPOLIS – Forty youth track and field clubs will receive grants totaling $50,000 as part of the Mark Springer Travel Grant program, USATF announced Wednesday.
 
Named after the former USATF Director of Grassroots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible USATF youth clubs across the country. Since 2000, the grants have helped clubs offset expenses related to travel to USATF National Championships.
 
Since 2006 alone, the USATF and the USA Track & Field Foundation have distributed more than $400,000 to USATF youth clubs as part of the program.  
 
The 2015 Mark Springer Travel Grant recipients are:
 

Northeast Zone:
1. Medgar Evers Cougars – Brooklyn, NY
2. Ballistic Response Athletics- Philadelphia, PA
3. Greensburg YMCA Track & Field Club- Greensburg, PA
4. Next Level Athletics – Munhall, PA
5. Juventus Track Club-Philadelphia, PA
6. St. Francis Academy- Weehawken, PA
7. Metropolis TC-Boston, MA
8. Glencadia Bullets-Copake, NY
 
Midwest Zone:
1. North Omaha Bengals- Omaha, NE
2. University of Chicago Track Club- Maywood, IL
3. Southern Minnesota Pole Vault Club- Mankato, MN
4. Let It Fly Throwing- Hebron, IN
5. Ann Arbor Youth Track Club for Women 19-0203- Ann Arbor, MI
6. Body in Training Track Club- Noblesville, IN
7. Hilliard Track Club- Hilliard, OH
8. Westfield Youth Sports, INC- Carmel, IN
 
West Zone:
1. North Idaho Track & Field- Liberty Lake, WA
2. El Paso Striders- El Paso, TX
3. M P Striders Youth Track Club- Galt, CA
4. Team Elite Track Meet- North Las Vegas, NV
5. Imani Speedcity Compton- Compton, CA
6. NiteMoves TC- Denver, CO
7. M.L.K. Blasters Youth Track & Field Club of San Diego- Lemon Grove, CA
8. Arizona Burn- Tempe, AZ
 
Southwest Zone:
1. Super Sonics Track Club- Dallas, TX
2. East Texas Track Club- Longview, TX
3. Texas S.W.A.G Track and Field Club- Grand Prairie, TX
4. St. Louis Storm- Florissant, MO
5. Throwing and Growing Track Club- Jennings, MO
6. Mainland Jaguars- Texas City, TX
7. Texas Thunder Track Family- Leander, TX
8. CL Athletic Stars- Missouri City, TX
 
South Zone:
1. Massey Miracle Run – Monroe, LA
2. Southern Heat TC- Bastrop, LA
3. City of Opalocka- Opalocka, FL
4. North Miami Parks & Recreation/ PAL- Miami, FL
5. Gulf Elite Track Club- Mobile, AL
6. Quick Striders Track Club- Greenville, SC
7. Tuscaloosa Falcons- Tuscaloosa, AL
8. Star Track Track Club- College Park, GA
 
For a list of criteria and the grant application, click here.
 
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.  For more information on USATF, visit usatf.org. Each year, more than 70,000 children are members of USATF. For more information on USATF Youth programs, visit usatf.org/youth


 



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