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USA Track & Field Foundation Announces Youth Grant Recipients

Date: 
07/11/2008 - 09:11

July 11, 2008 from USATF press release / The USA Track & Field Foundation awarded numerous youth grants during their 2008 summer Board of Directors meeting in Eugene, OR, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic on Friday. The largest grant, of $5000, was made to the Carrie Tollefson Training Camp in Minnesota to assist with expenses and scholarships for youth athletes.

Additional Foundation grants were also made to other track & field related organizations, including $1,500 grants to the following:

CLUB GRANT USE
Southside Gliders Track Club (GA) Uniforms, equipment
Rockwall Mustangs Track Club (TX) Meet fees
Rapoport Academy Public School (TX) Uniforms, shoes, equipment
NWO Pacesetters (OH) Equipment, coaching certification
Jenks America Track Club (OK) Uniforms, equipment
Hite Elementary Cross Country (KY) T-shirts, medals, entry fees
Girls on The Run, Volusia County (FL) T-shirts, equipment
Firebirds Athletic Club (MD) Educational counseling
Erie X-Clusive Track Club (PA) Uniforms, equipment
Aiken DPA PAL (SC) Uniforms, meet fees, meals
Summerville Storm T & F Club (SC) Travel expenses
Tuba City Rez Runners (AZ) Travel expenses
Richmond Half-Steppers (CA) Uniforms, facility rental expense
Skowhegan Parks & Rec. (ME) Equipment, travel
Vision Elite Track Club (MD) Reading program
Waukegan Invaders Track Club (IL) Travel, equipment
William L. Sayre HS (PA) Uniforms and equipment
Yoe Town Harriers Running Club (TX) Uniforms, travel
Triangle Champions Track Club (NC) Uniforms and travel
Cleats of Fire (MO) Travel and equipment
Elite Track Club (TX) Equipment
Central Florida Gliders (FL) Travel
Zoom Track Club (CO) Facility rentals, equipment
Show Me Vault Club (MO) Pole Vault poles and mats
Castle Track Club (CA) Travel, meet fees

Two $1,000 grants were awarded to:
Prosser HS Track & Field (IL) Uniforms
Committed 2 Community (CA) Travel expenses

With cross country, indoor and outdoor track being the #1 participatory sport at both the high school and junior high school levels, the USATF Foundation is thrilled to expand the opportunities for so many athletes and clubs at the youth level.

For more information or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit www.usatffoundation.org

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