PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 28 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’re thrilled to continue to support youth clubs that get kids excited about track & field. One of our goals is to be a catalyst for participation in track and field and we hope our support fulfills that objective,” stated USATF Foundation Director Bob West.

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 $38,000 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

2 Feet Ahead Track Club Grand Prairie TX  $   1,000
Alpha & Omega Church of the Living God Lake Wales FL  $   1,000
Baltimore City White Knight Track Club Baltimore MD  $   1,500
Central Wisconsin Track Club Plover WI  $   1,500
Chuckanut Raptors Running Club Bellingham WA  $   1,500
D.C. Express Track CLub Decatur GA  $   1,000
Du Quoin High School Girls Track Team Du Quoin IL  $   1,000
Fast Track Lamont Bakersfield CA  $   1,000
Grace Beauty Speed Organization Baltimore MD  $   1,500
High Speed Track Club Oakland CA  $   1,000
Living Flat-Out DBA Students Run the Streets Newport News VA  $   1,500
Metropolitan Eagles Sports Club, Inc. Laurelton NY  $   1,500
Metropolitan Track Club New Orleans LA  $   1,500
Mount Laurel Striders Mt Laurel NJ  $   1,500
National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Santee CA  $   1,000
ParaSport Spokane Spokane WA  $   1,500
Park Flyers Track & Field Saint Louis Park MN  $   1,500
Phoenix Bobcats Track & Field club Phoenix AZ  $   1,500
Prospect Park Youth Running Club “PPYRC” Brooklyn NY  $   1,500
Roundabout Runners Club Malta NY  $   1,000
Saints Track Club Chicago IL  $   1,500
South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Peace Dale RI  $   1,500
Students Run Philly Style Philadelphia PA  $   1,500
Team Blackout Elite Track Club Graham WA  $   1,500
Texas Throwbacks Track and Field Club Ovilla TX  $   1,500
Urban F.I.R.E.(Focus Initiative on Recreation and Education) Athletic Club Buffalo NY  $   1,500
Wildwood Prep Track Club Fruitland Park FL  $   1,500
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Boston MA  $   1,500