Youth Foundation Details Funding

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The Finish Line Youth Foundation has announced nearly $150,000 in grants for the second quarter of 2014. The funding will support healthy lifestyle efforts in 14 states.

August 12, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today the award of $148,805 in grant recipients for the second quarter of 2014. The 19 grants went to organizations that focus on healthy lifestyles, youth development and special needs in 14 states.

"We're excited to invest our funds with such deserving organizations," said Marty Posch, Executive Director of the Finish Line Youth Foundation. "These organizations are dedicated to youth development and healthy lifestyles and we're proud to support them."

The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports qualified nonprofit organizations that provide community-based access to athletics for children and camps that provide services to those who are disadvantaged or disabled.

The deadline to submit grant applications at www.flyf.org for this quarter is September 30, 2014.

LEGACY GRANT:

Team Activities for Special Kids (Fenton, Mo.) – $65,000 for a new basketball court that will be used by more than 1,900 special needs children. Team Activities for Special Kids provides year-round instructional sports programs that provide athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs.

CAMPS:

Apple Ridge Farm (Roanoke, Va.) – $5,000 to fund an academic summer camp for children with disabilities.

Fernside – A Center for Grieving Children (Cincinnati, Ohio) – $5,000 for a camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Kids and Pros (Buford, Ga.) – $5,000 for non-contact, character-based football camps and clinics for youth.

Kostopulos Dream Foundation (Salt Lake City, Utah) – $2,500 for a camp for children with special needs.

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program (Indianapolis) – $2,010 for an archery program for physically disadvantaged youth.

Respite Care, Inc. (Fort Collins, Colo.) – $5,000 to fund a summer camp for children with disabilities.

TFK Chicago Voyagers (Palatine, Ill.) – $4,800 for an outdoor adventure and canoe camp for disadvantaged children.

The South Mountain YMCA (Wernersville, Pa.) – $5,000 to fund a summer camp for children from military families.

True Friends (Annadale, Minn.) – $5,000 to fund a unified camp for children with and without special needs.

Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation (Phoenix) – $5,000 to fund a therapeutic wellness and healing camp for children with special needs and their families.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES:

National Nursing Centers Consortium (Philadelphia) – $5,000 to fund Students Run Philly style, an after school running program for at-risk youth.

Nine 13, Inc. (Indianapolis) – $5,000 for an interactive cycling program for disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

Soccer Without Borders (Cambrdige, Mass.) – $4,495 for a soccer program for refuge, asylee and immigrant youth.

Sociedad Latina (Boston) – $5,000 to fund a run/walk club for at-risk Latino youth.

Sporty Girls, Inc. (Atlanta) – $5,000 for a non-traditional sports program for youth girls.

The Sierra Club Foundation (San Francisco) – $5,000 for an outdoor adventure program for underserved youth.

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix) – $5,000 to fund a healthy leisure and physical recreation program for trauma impacted teens.

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida (Orlando, Fla.) – $5,000 to fund an adaptive physical fitness program for children with special needs.

About The Finish Line Youth Foundation

The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play. The Youth Foundation funds non-profit organizations that provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. For more information about the Youth Foundation, please visit http://www.finishline.com/youthfoundation or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/finishlineyouthfoundation, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/finishlineyf and on Instagram at http://instagram.com/finishlineyf.

Source: Finish Line Youth Foundation