2018 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program

2018 Mark Springer Grant Recipients
 

Club Name
Generation Youth of America
Boston United Track and Cross Country Club
Metropolis
Southern Tier SOAR
St. Luke's Spirit
Western PA All Stars
Panthers
Lancaster City Track Club
Metro-Dade Track Club
Carolina GOLD Running Club
Hart Beat Running Club
Dillard Academy Track Team
Miami Northwest Express
Next Level
Sapphire Rough Riders
New Heights Gym
TCK Elite Panthers
Peak Performance Track Club
Jaguars (North Omaha Boys & Girls Club)
Peoria Inner City Track Club
La Crosse Track Club
Saints Track Club
Flint International Track Club
Indiana Blast
Fast Track Lamont
McFarland Track Club
Arizona Titans
Sports Warriors Track Club
El Paso Panthers
El Paso Flames
Do Right Education
Team Hurricane
Hays Striders Track Club
Oklahoma Jaguars Track Club
St. Louis Express
Throw for the Road Hammer Club
Hallmark Track Club
Start 2 FInish
San Antonio Swift
Eastside Steppers

History of the Grant
Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth clubs across the country. Since 2000, the grants have helped clubs offset expenses related to travel to USATF National Championships.
 
Since 2006, the USA Track & Field Foundation has contributed over $160,000 to the program. 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, staff and volunteer training, and outreach.
 
Information about the Grant:

  • Each of the five geographical zones receives an equal allotment of grants.
  • The amount of each grant depends on the total amount received from a combination of funds from the foundation & youth membership allotment. (this year-2018, 8 clubs from each zone will receive $750.00 grants)
  • No more than 2 clubs per association will receive the grant.
  • The grant is distributed via receipt reimbursement after the completion of the championships.

Eligibility

  • A club must consist of more than 2 athletes.
  • A club must have a paid current year’s membership at time of application.
  • The club must be in good standing with their association without any outstanding issues including disqualifications from previous year.
  • A club must be a member of USATF for at least 3 years.
  • All club coaches/Administrators must have successfully pass Background Screening  & SafeSport mandates.
  • A club must use the grant for one of our 4 national championships, (Youth Indoor, JO Track and Field, Youth Nationals, JO Cross Country).
  • No club can receive more than one grant in a 3 year period.