Monday, March 6, 2017

USATF Foundation awards grants to several Washington affiliated athletes...

PITTSBURGH—Several athletes with Washington ties were awarded grants Monday by the USA Track & Field Foundation to assist them with training and competitive expenses.

Athletes receiving grants from the Foundation include 2016 US Olympians Andrea Geubelle (left/photo by Paul Merca), Jeremy Taiwo, and Kara Winger.

Also receiving grants are 400 hurdler Jeshua Anderson, 800 meter runner Shaq Walker, and hammer thrower Britney Henry.

“One of the missions of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to elite and soon-to-be elite male and female athletes based upon both performance and need,” said Foundation Director Wayne Vandenburg.

“Our continuing goal is to increase our grant program’s reach each year through fund raising activities in order to promote and support track & field from youth programs through the ultimate goal of representing the USA and being an Olympic medalist,”

NOTE:  The USATF Foundation contributed to this report.

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