USA Track & Field Foundation Grantee Erik Sowinski set to appear at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness GNC Expo Booth

USA Track & Field Foundation Grantee Erik Sowinski set to appear at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness GNC Expo Booth

CHICAGO – USA Track & Field Foundation Grantee Erik Sowinski will appear at the GNC (General Nutrition Corporation) expo booth at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. The Chicago Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 12th and the event-sponsored expo on October 10th and 11th.

Sowinski is a two-time USA Indoor 800 meter Champion (2013 and 2014) and an American record holder in the 600 meters.

“Erik Sowinski is a great example both on and off the track of the sort of athlete the Foundation strives to support,” exclaimed Foundation Executive Director, Tom Jackovic.

This past May the USA Track & Field Foundation launched a successful point of sale solicitation campaign at GNC retail stores across the country—and was able to raise nearly $150,000 to support elite athletes like Sowinski. Without the generous backing of GNC and its customers, athletes like Sowinski would not have received the necessary financial support that the Foundation was able to provide this year.

Erik Sowinski 2“Funding from the USA Track & Field Foundation has played a huge role in helping me reach my true potential as an athlete. I think I speak for all grantees when I say that I am extremely thankful for GNC’s support of the Foundation and emerging elite athletes. I am very excited to experience my first Chicago Marathon and represent the Foundation at the expo,” exclaimed Track & Field athlete Erik Sowinski.

Erik Sowinski will be available at the GNC expo booth to sign autographs, take pictures, or relay some running tips and tricks of his own. Sowinski will be present from 12:00PM – 4:00PM on Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th at McCormick Place Convention Center. Fans of all ages are invited to stop by to meet this inspiring, hardworking, and dedicated representative of Team USA, The USA Track & Field Foundation and GNC.

 



The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants and participation in Run With US! Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.