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USATF Foundation launches Run With US! in Los Angeles

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation successfully launched the inaugural Run With US! (RWUS!) program on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the John Muir Middle School in Los Angeles, CA, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. The primary focus of RWUS! is fighting the epidemic of childhood obesity(…)

USATF Foundation awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 20 athletes

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has presented Elite Athlete Development Grants to twenty athletes, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “It’s crunch time for these extraordinary young men and women athletes,” said Jack Wickens, Foundation Board member and leader of the elite athlete programs. “In less than(…)

USATF Foundation announces seventeen John W. James Endowment Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is very pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of a John W. James Endowment grant, USATF Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today. Mark and Lori James & Frias Holding Company made the initial gift of $200,000 to the USATF Foundation in July(…)

USATF Foundation announces the launch of Run With US!

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is proud to announce the launching of Run With US! (RWUS!), an in-school/after-school based running/exercise, nutritional and goal setting/self-esteem program that will be directed by Olympic athletes as teachers, mentors and role models, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld today. Working with local(…)

USATF Foundation accepting youth club grant applications

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting youth grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its first round of 2012 youth grants, announced USA Track & Field Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld. We encourage youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States(…)

Behind the scenes with Jamie Nieto, Olympian & USATF Foundation grantee

INDIANAPOLIS – Jamie Nieto has been one of the most consistent and popular track & field athletes this country has ever produced, having been ranked in the top-ten for well over a decade in the high jump. Jamie won the 2004 Olympic Trials and went on to take fourth place at the Athens Games with(…)