PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and CEO Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 20 Youth Club 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 and facility rental.

“We are proud to support programs that help kids from all backgrounds participate in track and field. Youth engagement is one of the core tenets of our mission, and we hope this support furthers that goal,” stated USATF Foundation Director Katherine Greifeld.

The Foundation encourages youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, and outreach.

A total of $30,000 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

288 Track Club – Coney Island $1,500 Brooklyn, NY
Ann Arbor Track Club $1,500 Ann Arbor, MI
Baltimore White Knight Track Club $1,500 Perry Hall, MD
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City $1,500 Kansas City, MO
D.C. Express Track Club $1,500 Decatur, GA
El Paso Invaders $1,500 El Paso, TX
Envy Track Club $1,500 Bronx, NY
Girls on the Run New Orleans $1,500 New Orleans, LA
Grace Beauty Speed Organization $1,500 Baltimore, MD
High Speed Track Club $1,500 Oakland, CA
Merrill Community Schools Track & Field Program $1,500 Merrill, MI
National Scholastic Athletics Foundation $1,500 Santee, CA
Park Flyers Track and Field $1,500 Saint Louis Park, MN
Prospect Park Youth Running Club $1,500 Brooklyn, NY
Roundabout Runners Club $1,500 Malta, NY
Run4Fun, Inc. $1,500 Brooklyn, NY
Students Run Philly Style (SRPS) $1,500 Philadelphia, PA
Tailwind Track Club $1,500 West Harrison, NY
Team Onalysis $1,500 Oakland, CA
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) $1,500 Boston, MA