PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 32 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 excited to continue to support organizations that get kids excited about track & field. The kids running in clubs and schools are the next generation of athletes and we hope our support makes a tangible difference,” 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 $46,500 in grants have been awarded to the following youth clubs:

1st Coast Track Club Orange Park, FL  $   1,500
Ann Arbor Track Club Ann Arbor, MI  $   1,500
Athletics East Running Club Heppner, OR  $   1,500
Baltimore City White Knight Track Club Baltimore, MD  $   1,500
Banneker Elementary Kansas City, MO  $   1,000
Beaverton Youth Track Club Beaverton, OR  $   1,500
Broward County Roadrunners Youth Track Club Ft. Lauderdale, FL  $   1,500
Bull City Express Track Club Durham, NC  $   1,500
Checkers A.C. Williamsville, NY  $      500
Colorado Flyers Track Club Denver, CO  $   1,500
Confluence Elite Track Club Lewiston, ID  $   1,500
Dowling Catholic Track Club West Des Moines, IA  $      500
Dynamic Speed Elite Track Club Snellville, GA  $   1,500
East Orlando Track Club Orlando, FL  $   1,000
East Palo Alto Greyhounds Youth Athletic Association East Palo Alto, CA  $   2,500
Eastern Jackson County Track Club Independence, MO  $   2,500
Eastside Steppers Track Club Edmond, OK  $   1,500
Family Point Speed Houston, TX  $   1,500
Federal Way Track Club Federal Way, WA  $   1,500
Garden State Track Club New Brunswick, NJ  $   1,500
Greenville Track Greenville, GA  $   1,500
Hercules Running Rebels Hercules, CA  $   1,500
High Speed Track Club Oakland, CA  $   1,500
Kaiser Elementary Denver, CO  $   1,000
McKinney Track Club McKinney, TX  $   1,500
Park Flyers Track and Field St. Louis Park, MN  $   2,000
Port City Track Club Wilmington, NC  $   1,500
Ray and Joan Croc Corps Community Center (Salvation Army) Chicago, IL  $   1,500
Revelation Peak Performance Track Club Winterville, NC  $   1,500
Tailwind Track Team West Harrison, NY  $   1,000
V-Tesse Track Club Baldwin, NY  $   1,500
Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts New York, NY  $   1,500