USA Track & Field Foundation announces 32 Youth Club Grant recipients
Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:35

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 32 Youth Club Grant recipients

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PITTSBURGH -- The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 32 Youth Club 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 and facility rental.

“We’re excited to continue to support organizations that get kids excited about track & field. The kids running in clubs and schools are the next generation of athletes and we hope our support makes a tangible difference,” stated USATF Foundation Director Bob West.

The Foundation encourages youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. 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, and outreach.

A total of $46,500 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

1st Coast Track Club

Orange Park, FL

$1,500

Ann Arbor Track Club

Ann Arbor, MI

$1,500

Athletics East Running Club

Heppner, OR

$1,500

Baltimore City White Knight Track Club

Baltimore, MD

$1,500

Banneker Elementary

Kansas City, MO

$1,000

Beaverton Youth Track Club

Beaverton, OR

$1,500

Broward County Roadrunners Youth Track Club

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

$1,500

Bull City Express Track Club

Durham, NC

$1,500

Checkers A.C.

Williamsville, NY

$500

Colorado Flyers Track Club

Denver, CO

$1,500

Confluence Elite Track Club

Lewiston, ID

$1,500

Dowling Catholic Track Club

West Des Moines, IA

$500

Dynamic Speed Elite Track Club

Snellville, GA

$1,500

East Orlando Track Club

Orlando, FL

$1,000

East Palo Alto Greyhounds Youth Athletic Association

East Palo Alto, CA

$2,500

Eastern Jackson County Track Club

Independence, MO

$2,500

Eastside Steppers Track Club

Edmond, OK

$1,500

Family Point Speed

Houston, TX

$1,500

Federal Way Track Club

Federal Way, WA

$1,500

Garden State Track Club

New Brunswick, NJ

$1,500

Greenville Track

Greenville, GA

$1,500

Hercules Running Rebels

Hercules, CA

$1,500

High Speed Track Club

Oakland, CA

$1,500

Kaiser Elementary

Denver, CO

$1,000

McKinney Track Club

McKinney, TX

$1,500

Park Flyers Track and Field

St. Louis Park, MN

$2,000

Port City Track Club

Wilmington, NC

$1,500

Ray and Joan Croc Corps Community Center (Salvation Army)

Chicago, IL

$1,500

Revelation Peak Performance Track Club

Winterville, NC

$1,500

Tailwind Track Team

West Harrison, NY

$1,000

V-Tesse Track Club

Baldwin, NY

$1,500

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts

New York, NY

$1,500

The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants and participation in Run With US! (www.runwithus.org). Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visitwww.usatffoundation.orgor contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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