INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 23 youth grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental.
"It's a good feeling to end the year by making these youth grants to so many deserving clubs, schools and other track & field-related organizations," said Jackovic. "It's through these groups that the Foundation fulfills its mission."
USATF Foundation grants were made to the following clubs:
*1st Coast Track Club (FL), $1500
*Austintown Community Track Club (OH), $1500
*Charles County Elite Track & Field Club (MD), $1500
*E-1 Track Club (GA), $1500
*Eastern Jackson County Track Club (MO) $1500
*Elite Track Club (TX), $2000
*Evergreen Storm Track Club (WA), $1500
*Fast Start Management, Inc. (FL), $1500
*God's Speed Track Team (NY), $1500
*Hurdles First Track Club (NC), $1500
*J.U. Blacksher School (AL), $2000
*Marion C. Early R-V (MO), $1500
*Midas Track Club (PA), $1500
*Rate of Motion Elite Track Club (GA), $1500
*Runnin' Mustangs Track Club (GA), $1000
*Southern Oklahoma Track Club (OK), $1500
*Staten Island Express Track Club (NY), $1500
*Team Onalysis (CA), $1500
*Titans Track Club, Inc. (GA), $1500
*Valley Speedsters (PA), $1500
*Valley Track Club (NM), $1500
*West Coast Throwers (CA), $1500
*You're On Athletic (MI), $1500
Additionally, the Foundation awarded a $1000 matching grant to U.S. Mountain Running (CO), which will be used to create a DVD for coaches to introduce Mountain Ultra-Trail running to kids.
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, distance training centers and anti-doping education. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors and from generous fans of track & field.
For more information or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit www.usatffoundation.org.