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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(…)

USATF Foundation Assists Elite Athletes with Workout Equipment During Covid-19 Crisis

The USATF Foundation and USATF are partnering in this time of need to donate funds for elite track & field athletes to purchase portable training equipment during the Covid-19 crisis.  Many states and/or local municipalities have placed restrictions on facilities where larger groups can gather, such as gyms and weight rooms directly affecting our athlete’s(…)

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(…)

EMU Track Alumnus Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Article reposted with permission from EMU Today. Donald Scott (BA15) personifies the old adage “actions speak louder than words.” Humble, grounded and without a trace of ego, Scott has quietly become one of the best triple-jump athletes in the United States—and the world. He excelled in the field event during his collegiate career at Eastern,(…)

Andy Mantel Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

Andy Mantel Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH – Andy Mantel has been named a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Andy is Founder & CEO of Pacific Sun Advisors, an independent investment advisor based in Hong Kong with partner offices in China.  It specializes in both public(…)

USATF Foundation Supports Collegiate Athletes with Internship Program

USATF Foundation Supports Collegiate Athletes with Internship Program

MILWAUKEE – The USA Track and Field Foundation is thrilled to announce two new intern staff members who will join the Foundation team in 2020, Alex Cotter and Noah Tagliapietra. Both Cotter and Tagliapietra are student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and bring a fresh perspective as two collegiate athletes currently participating in Division 1(…)

USATF Foundation awards additional $400,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman grants

USATF Foundation awards additional $400,000 in Stephen A. Schwarzman grants

Schwarzman increases total support of the USATF Foundation to $3.15 million NEW YORK CITY 12-18-19 The USATF Foundation is getting into the holiday spirit. Impressed by Team USA’s effort at the recent IAAF World Championships in Doha, the USATF Foundation, with new support from its largest donor Stephen A. Schwarzman, will be awarding an additional(…)

Robert Hill Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

10–28–2019 PITTSBURGH – Robert Hill has been named a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Robert is a President and owner of Retail Sites, LLC a real estate development and investment firm in Maple Shade NJ that specializes in development and(…)

USATF Foundation Grantees Shine at World Championships

10-7-2019 DOHA After a grueling 10 days of hard-fought battles at Khalifa International Stadium, Team USA and the USATF Foundation Grantees brought home the hardware. The final medal tally from Doha included 29 medals – 14 gold, 11 silver, and 4 bronze. All-time USATF Foundation Grantees that competed in Doha contributed 18 medal winners, 14(…)