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2015 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program

Deadline: May 1, 2015
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2015 Mark Springer Travel Grant Recipients

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

History of the Grant
Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth clubs across the country. Since 2000, the grants have helped clubs offset expenses related to travel to USATF National Championships.
Since 2006, the USA Track & Field Foundation has contributed over $160,000 to the program. 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.
Information about the Grant:

  • Each of the five geographical zones receives an equal allotment of grants.
  • The amount of each grant depends on the total amount received from a combination of funds from the foundation & youth membership allotment. (this year-2015, 8 clubs from each zone will receive $1250.00 grants)
  • No more than 2 clubs per association will receive the grant.
  • The grant is distributed via receipt reimbursement after the completion of the championships.


  • A club must consist of more than 2 athletes.
  • A club must have a paid current year’s membership at time of application.
  • The club must be in good standing with their association without any outstanding issues including disqualifications from previous year.
  • A club must be a member of USATF for at least 3 years.
  • A club must use the grant for one of our 4 national championships, (Youth Indoor, JO Track and Field, Youth Nationals, JO Cross Country).
  • No club can receive more than one grant in a 3 year period. 

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