Jenner named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

12-06-2007

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Jill Geer
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USA Track & Field
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INDIANAPOLIS - 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist and National Track & Field Hall of Famer Bruce Jenner has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced Thursday.

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 athletes and anti-doping education.

Bruce Jenner captivated the world when he broke the world record by scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Jenner has since become a highly respected motivational speaker, sports commentator, entrepreneur, commercial spokesperson, television personality, actor, producer and author.

He is a loyal supporter of many non-profit and charitable organizations and serves on numerous advisory boards such as the Special Olympics, where he serves on the Council of Champions, and The National Dyslexia Research Foundation. He is an avid supporter of Athletes and Entertainers for Kids, and in 2007 he was an integral part of working with The Hershey Company and USATF to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hershey Track & Field Games.

Jenner and his wife, Kris, serve on the board of The Dream Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to terminally ill adults, and C.O.A.C.H. for Kids, a mobile medical unit providing quality health care to under privileged families throughout Los Angeles.

Jenner has been active as a motivational speaker, particularly for Fortune 500 companies, where he delivers a message of "Finding the Champion Within", which also is the title of his most recent book.

He has worked as an actor, television correspondent and commentator for a wide variety of shows for NBC Sports, ABC Sports, and Fox Sports, among other outlets.

The 1976 Sullivan Award winner for his outstanding performance as an amateur athlete and the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, Jenner is a member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Bay Area Hall of Fame and Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame.

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