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USATF Foundation celebrates $6.7 million in Elite Grants Awarded to Athletes

PITTSBURGH – As the USA Track & Field Foundation closes on its 15th year of fundraising and grant distribution, it is important to highlight how the Foundation has grown and the impact it’s had on the sport of Track & Field and the athletes involved. The goal of the USATF Foundation has always been to(…)

McGowan Twins Navigate Uncertain World – Turning Pro During a Global Pandemic

PITTSBURGH – It has always been the goal of the USATF Foundation to communicate with and support athletes on all levels. Now more than ever, we understand the importance of learning from recent collegiate athletes who are entering the sport in an extremely uncertain time. The Foundation interviewed twin brothers, Jack and Tim McGowan, who(…)

USATF Foundation Statement Regarding Gwen Berry 2020 Grant

The USATF Foundation is a non-profit whose mission is simply to “raise money and give it to athletes”.  We rely on the generous donations of track & field fans throughout the country to make our annual grants to elite and youth athletes.  Our diverse selection committee uses objective criteria that include a combination of need(…)

USATF Foundation Assists Elite Athletes During Covid-19 Pandemic

PITTSBURGH – The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the sports industry.  The event calendar for athletes, organizers, and fans has vanished – track & field is no exception. While the world struggles to deal with the consequences of this crisis, our track & field professionals are challenged in ways they never imagined.  The(…)

Richard Gay Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH – Richard Gay has been named a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Mr. Gay was recently named COO of Superfly, a live experience company that created the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, launched the Outside Lands Music and Arts(…)

Shannon Osika Awarded Second Memorial USATF Foundation Grant

Middle distance runner Shannon Osika was recently awarded a second USATF Foundation Grant in memory of Frederick W. Lambert.  The original grant was made possible last year through the generous donation of Heidi Keefe, a dedicated friend and donor to the Foundation, and a friend of Foundation Director Mark Lambert.  Following Shannon’s amazing success and(…)

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 21 Youth Club Grant Recipients

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and CEO Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 21 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. The Foundation encourages(…)

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