USATF Foundation Announces 20 Youth Grant Recipients

The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 20 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.

“The Foundation takes pride in supporting young athletes in disadvantaged areas,” noted Jackovic. “These grants assist kids that otherwise might not have the opportunity compete.”

The following youth clubs were approved to receive a Foundation grant:

C.L. Athletics Stars Track Club (TX), $2000 City of Eugene Recreation – Youth Track Network (OR), $2000 City Parks Foundation (NY), $3000 Cross Country For Youth (NC), $2000 East Baton Rouge Lab Academy (LA), $2000 East Palo Alto Greyhounds Track Club (CA), $1500 El Paso Athletic Track Academy (TX), $1000 Hercules Running Rebels (CA), $1500 Indianapolis Marathon Road Runners (IN), $500 Lincoln Heights Track Club (OH), $1500 Long Island Recreation Department (ME), $730 New Jersey Impulse (NJ), $1500 Newbrook PTO (VT), $850 Park Flyers Track Club (MN), $1000 Penguins Track/XC Club (CO), $1500 Randleman Elementary School (NC), $725 Southwest Track Club (PA), $1500 Superior Track Club (CO), $1500 USA Wings Track Club (CA), $1500 Velocity Track Club (MO), $2000

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. Each year, the Foundation awards more than half a million dollars in grants and other support. 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 or contact Tom Jackovic, Executive Director at tom.jackovic@usatf.org or (412) 398-2484