Youth Track Clubs receive USATF Foundation Grants

12-07-2007

Contact:
Vicky Oddi
Communications Coordinator
USA Track & Field
317-713-4670

INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation recently awarded several Youth Club grants, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced Friday.

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 grants:

Long Island Rec. Dept. (Long Island, ME) - $1,200 - T-shirts, transportation, food

Columbus Athletics Boosters (Columbus Junction, IA) - $1,300 - track shoes

Cerritos Blaze (La Mirada, CA) - $1,500 - track equipment, clothing

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.