Youth Track Clubs receive USATF Foundation Grants

06-27-2007

Contact:
Tom Surber
Media Information Manager
USA Track & Field
317-713-4690

INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation awarded several Youth Club grants during its June Board meeting in Eugene, Oregon, USATF Foundation ExecutiveDirector Tom Jackovic announced Wednesday.

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 and anti-doping education.

The following clubs/organizations were awarded $2,000 grants:

Stars & Stripes Track Camp, Ore.:track camp and clinic for low income individuals and schools.

Carrie Tollefson Training Camp, Minn.:scholarships/financial support for athletes in need.

The following clubs/organizations were awarded $1,500 grants:

Ann Arbor Youth Track Club, Mich.: new uniforms, travel.

Yoe Town Harriers Running Club, Texas: entry fees, equipment, travel.

Silver Springs Neighborhood Center, Wis.: transportation to/from practice.

Tri City Blazers Youth T & F Club, N.C.: equipment.

Nashville Illusions Track Club, TN: uniforms, entry fees, travel.

Zoom Track Club, Colo.: clinics for technique, nutrition, injury prevention and officials training.

Mt. Pleasant Track Club, S.C.: T-shirts, clinics, equipment.

Distance Demons, Wis.: transportation, membership fees, shoes.

Mission Valley T & F Club, Calif.: mini-clinics.

Chautauqua Striders, N.Y.: T-shirts, transportation, stickers.

Just In Time Track Club, Texas: training, entry fees, travel.

Dallas Flying Aces Track Club, Texas: equipment for kids 5-8, travel.

Minnesota Breeze Track Club, Minn.:starting blocks, equipment.

Memphis Runners Track Club, Tenn.: MRTC-KIDS lifestyle training program.

The USATF Foundation depends on donations from its Board of Directors and from generous fans of track & field. The Foundation assists people of all ages, all walks of life, and all ability levels in finding enjoyment and accomplishment and achieving fitness through our inclusive sport.

For more information on USA Track & Field and the USATF Foundation, visit www.usatf.org/foundation .