USATF Foundation announces 20 Youth Grant recipients for 2011

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.