USATF Foundation Awards Grants to Youth Clubs

INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation awarded grants to several youth track and field clubs at its board meeting earlier this month in New York City, 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:

United Age Group Track Coaches Association (Oreland, Pa._ - aassistance with youth athlete entry fees to regional competitions.

Paducah Track Club (Paducah, Ky.) – uniforms and travel expenses to youth meets.

East Palo Alto Greyhounds Youth Athletic Association (East Palo Alto, Calif.) – travel expenses and equipment.

Linking Arms Track Program (Pensacola, Fla.) – uniforms and track shoes for youth track athletes.

The USATF Foundation depends on donations from its board of directors and from generous fans of track and 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.

The USATF Foundation is currently accepting applications for 2008.Interested parties are encouraged to visit the Foundation website at http://www.usatffoundation.org/ for application information. For more information on USA Track & Field and the USATF Foundation, visit www.usatf.org/foundation.