Testimonials

The USA Track & Field Foundation is thrilled to learn about the continuous achievement and success of our grantees. We are proud of the courageous athletes and clubs we have been able to assist over the years. Read their stories and contact us to share yours!

I just wanted to thank you for awarding Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School a USATF Foundation Youth Grant.  With your grant, we were able to purchase new, real uniforms and compete in 9 meets.  The kids felt much more confident and excelled more this year.  Thank you so much!

Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School

Thank you again for the financial help at the national meet. The grant paid for the athletes rooms and for the food for the 5 days we competed ( 6 of the 7 earned All-America honors by placing in the top 8 in their events). Because 2 will be seniors and 2 will be juniors,(…)

Bryan Westfield
Ann Arbor Youth Track Club for Women

I am a decathlete in training to make an Olympic or World Championship team and this year I was a recipient of an Elite Athlete Development Grant. At Nationals this year, I placed fourth, just one spot from making the team to Berlin. I have no doubt in my mind that without the grant, I(…)

I fully support the USATF Foundation. The additional revenue generated by the Foundation will help expand existing programs and create innovative new ones. Additionally, the Foundation will assist athletes as they pursue their Olympic dreams. Please join me in growing the sport of track & field by making your gift today.

Thank you, the board members and the Foundation for the support. I appreciate the well wishes so much. It was the most fantastic moment of my life – winning the Prefontaine Classic 800 meters – and the Foundation helped to make it possible and the people involved were there to witness it. What a perfect(…)

The USATF Foundation is spot on with their mission to support athletes like myself who don’t have the media attention and financial backing of some of the more popular events. We are the true underdogs of the organization and you make it your mission to make sure that we are not left behind. In my(…)

The support I received during my preparations for the 2006 season really lifted a heavy burden off my shoulders. At a time when I was without a contract and working odd jobs to meet financial obligations, the Foundation took a chance on me. Like I tell people all the time, it is a total team(…)

I would like to thank the USATF Foundation for awarding the Carrie Tollefson Training Camp with the Youth Programs Grant. It has been a dream of mine to host a camp for youth and give back to the sport I love. Being a 2004 Olympian gave me so much to share with kids about hard(…)

WOW is the word that comes to mind just thinking about how much the Foundation has helped me in this and other years, and in supporting me in this Dream that is now coming true! The Olympian grant bonus is a blessing, enabling my coach to join me in Beijing. Thank you so much again.

I just wanted to say how much the Foundation support means to me and my family. Without the backing of the USATF Foundation, there is no way that I would be in the position that I am in today. A few years ago, Beijing was just a dream. Now, it’s not only a reality, but(…)