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USA Track & Field Foundation awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 28 athletes

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has awarded Elite Athlete Development Grants to 28 athletes, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. The Foundation Elite Athlete Grant Program contributes to the pursuit of world-class performances by American post-collegiate track & field athletes. The USA Track & Field Foundation supports(…)

USATF Foundation announces 14 John W. James Endowment Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – It is USA Track & Field Foundation Director Mark James’ passion for track & field and the legacy of his father that annually brings excitement to the throwing community. Today, fourteen worthy recipients of the John W. James Endowment grant were announced by Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld. The(…)

Olympian Alice Schmidt, and USATF Foundation Vice-Chair, Jack Wickens, bring Run With US! to Charlottesville, Virginia

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation was pleased to bring Run With US! to the hometown of Vice-Chair, Jack Wickens in Charlottesville, Virginia on Thursday, January 30, 2014, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld today. The children at Greer Elementary School in Charlottesville, VA were treated to a visit(…)

USATF Foundation accepting youth grant applications 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting youth grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its first round of 2014 youth grants, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld.. We encourage youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for(…)

Gerald Donini Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS – Gerald Donini has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. While pursuing a Brown University Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Mr. Donini was simultaneously establishing his legacy in the track and field world as(…)

World Indoor Championships Return to U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS – By a unanimous vote, Portland was awarded the bid for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld today. Leading up to the vote, TrackTown USA President and USATF Foundation Board Member Vin Lananna was convinced it would be a close vote. “The drama is(…)

Turquoise Thompson Announced as Adopt an Athlete Grant Recipient

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation announced this week that 400m hurdler Turquoise Thompson is the first recipient of the Foundation’s Adopt an Athlete grant program.  The initial grant was made available earlier this year through the generosity of an anonymous donor. The program is structured to financially support an Olympic hopeful during(…)

Olympic Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton Visits Boise to Promote Run With US!

INDIANAPOLIS – The children at three Treasure Valley elementary schools in Boise, ID were given an early Halloween treat last week when Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton made a special appearance to demonstrate the USATF Foundation’s Run With US! program. Thanks to the USATF Foundation and Health Teacher, the interactive game Run With US! is(…)

Preston Johnson Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS – Preston Johnson, President of Johnson Martin Advisors, has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Passionate about track & field since seeing Gerry Lindgren break the U.S. three mile record in the rain at the(…)