Four PA Youth Clubs Receive USATF $1500 Grants
Contact: Jill M. Geer
USA Track & Field Foundation announces nearly $60,000 in youth grants
INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has awarded a record 38 youth grants, totaling $58,500, to track and field clubs throughout the country, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced on Thursday. The grants assist clubs and their young athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental. “These programs have a positive impact in their local communities and enhance the track and field experience for the kids who participate,” said Ashley Wright, USATF Foundation Director. “It’s an honor to be able to provide this vital support for the clubs’ growth and outreach.”
The Foundation made 33 grants of $1,500 apiece, as well as other grants in denominations ranging from $600 to $4,000. To be eligible for grants, clubs complete a Grant Application online, providing information on the proposed project requiring funding, club programs, management, financing and history. Clubs receiving grants in the current round of awards are listed below.
$4000 grant: Road Runners Track Club, Gretna, LA
$3000 grant: A.C. Rockstar Running, Atlantic City, NJ
$800 grant: Stateline Family YMCA, Roscoe, IL
About the USA Track & Field Foundation: Launched in 2002, the USA Track & Field Foundation assists people of all walks of life and ability levels to find enjoyment and accomplishment through our inclusive sport. The Foundation is committed to exposing more young people to the benefits of track and field and to funding travel to major youth events; expanding existing masters events and programs and access to them; promoting the development of Team USA; helping to attract and train the next generation of the world’s best officials; expanding coaching education curricula and providing scholarships to deserving coaches; and assisting USA Track & Field in its fight against drugs in sport. In 2008, the Foundation made a total of $704,500 in grants to a variety of programs related to the sport, including nearly $225,000 to various youth travel, athletic and outreach programs, and distributed $70,000 in equipment donations. For more information or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit the USATF Foundation web page.