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Olympic moves at Atlanta school with gold medalist Ashton Eaton

“Gold medalist Ashton Eaton shows off in the classroom“ Reprinted by permission of Atlanta Magazine, Mary Jo DiLonardo Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton, who holds the world record in the decathlon and heptathlon, is in Atlanta this week to compete in a track and field event and to meet with school kids to introduce a(…)

Olympian Ryan Hall brings Run With US! to Yukon, Oklahoma

Students at Ranchwood Elementary School in Yukon, OK, have been getting more physical activity during the school day using a new product called GoNoodle. GoNoodle uses interactive games to improve youth health and stimulate learning through short bursts of physical activity in the classroom. Playing Run With US!, one of the games in GoNoodle, students(…)

USATF Foundation announces 42 Youth Club Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 42 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(…)

Plus 3 Network members move $16,000 to the One Fund Boston; Co-Founder Joe Fabris, USATF Foundation Board member

Thanks to Running Warehouse, Hoka One One, and the USA Track & Field Foundation In the wake of last Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, www.plus3network.com, a website that turns exercise into donations to charity, gathered from its corporate sponsors a special $16,000 pledge to support The One Fund Boston (www.onefundboston.org), a charity created to(…)

Youth hammer thrower puts Harold Connolly Grant funds to good use

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation recently announced 13 Harold Connolly Youth Hammer Throw grants, amongst them a 16 year old thrower from Rhode Island who had a personal best hammer throw of 177’9″ prior to his award and now, as a result of his grant, has improved considerably. Upon hearing of his(…)

Brianna Glenn brings Run With US! to 5th & 6th grade Nashville classrooms

INDIANAPOLIS – Run With US!, the brain-break game for elementary classrooms created by the USA Track & Field Foundation in partnership with Health Teacher, leads students through desk-side races as they work their way through events like hurdles, long jump and the 100m sprint. To lead the game in person, Run With US! coaches Shawn(…)

USATF Foundation awards 13 Harold Connolly Youth Hammer Throw grants

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation, in coordination with the Harold Connolly Youth Hammer Throw Fund, awarded thirteen youth hammer throwers with training grants for the 2013 season announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld today. Eight boys and five girls have been named among this year’s recipients. To be(…)

USATF Foundation awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 31 athletes

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has presented Elite Athlete Development Grants to thirty-one athletes, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Over the past 6 years, the USATF Foundation has made over 300 Elite Athlete Development Grants to athletes of $1,500-$7,000 each, many of which have gone on(…)

USA Track & Field Foundation and HealthTeacher Bring Interactive Classroom Game ‘Run With US!’ to Schools Nationwide to Encourage Physical Activity in Kids’ Daily Lives

Olympic-caliber athletes team up to address the ever-growing lack of physical activity in kids’ daily lives, focusing on bringing more physical activity into classrooms with interactive gaming. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) – Reprinted by Permission On the heels of the its national GoNoodle launch during the Partnership for Healthier America Summit and SXSWedu Conference, HealthTeacher, Inc.(…)

USATF Foundation announces 9 inaugural Stephen A. Schwarzman Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has named the 9 inaugural Stephen A. Schwarzman elite grant recipients, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld today. Schwarzman, the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, recently made a major gift of $500,000 to the USATF Foundation in support of world-class athletes in(…)