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Grant Recipients
USA Triathlon Foundation 2017 Grant Recipients
Total of $86,000 Given
Abigail White
Germantown, MD

Coveringparticipation and travel costs to attend the USA Triathlon East Junior EliteSelect Camp in Norton, Massachusetts. White is a high school sophomore who has raced in USAT Youth Elite events for the past two years and is transitioning to Junior Elite this season.
Aero Triathlon
Madison, Tennessee(2016)

Helping fund triathlon coaches to work with schools and physical education instructors and teach kids lifelong lessons of healthy eating, teamwork and perseverance through the sport of triathlon.
Athletes Serving Athletes
Lutherville, MD
Empowering youth with disabilities to train and compete in mainstream running and triathlon events. Using athletic activity as a catalyst for personal development – improving physical fitness, increasing self-esteem, and empowering youth with limited mobility to meet their highest potential.
Athletic Mentors LLC
Richland, MI

Encouraging and providing opportunity for youth to participate in sport, particularly those sports that are not available in schools.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
San Diego, California

Providing opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem,
encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
Children's Medical Center & Triple Threat Tough Youth Triathlon
Frisco, TX
Supporting the T.R.I. Teens program, a joint effort of Children’s Medical Center and Triple Threat Tough Youth Triathlon Team to introduce the sport of triathlon to children who struggle with obesity.
CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Monroe, CT

Helping fund the 2017 Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Programs in remembrance of Chase Kowalski, the students and educators of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The programs focus on emotional healing and physical health and wellness.
Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club
Chicago, IL

Supporting training camps that serve both brand new youth who maybe experiencing adaptive sports for the first time as well as accomplished para triathletes looking to improve their skills and get to the next level.
Endure Athletics Foundation
Murfreeboro, TN

Providing funding fora 5-week summer triathlon program benefiting homeless youth and teaching them life skills through sport.
Exceeding Expectations Foundation
Cathedral City, CA

Providing funding for a program that serves an inner-city population and is designed to encourage at-risk kids to move their lives in a positive direction, using the sport of triathlon as a vehicle.
FIT FUNdamentals
Rio Rancho, NM

Covering the cost of a race entry fee to the Patriot Triathlon Kid’s race, including
full USA Triathlon Youth Annual Memberships, for up to 25 underserved youth through the local girls and boys club.
Glenn Hartrick
Jersey City, NY

Providing funding for race entry fees, equipment and travel for paratriathlete Glenn Hartrick as he competes at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman and IRONMAN Florida this season.
HSTriClub
St. Louis, MO

Assisting with entry fees to triathlons and purchasing basic triathlon clothing for high school teens, encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle.
i-tri: Inspirational Triathlon Racing
International
East Hampton, NY

Fostering self-respect, personal empowerment, self-confidence, positive body image and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls through the sport of triathlon. Funds will pay for professional coaching services.
IRONKnights Parents Support Group
Lansdale, PA

Assisting the North Penn School District in hosting the IRON Knights Elementary Triathlon, including supporting the teaching staff who organize and run the event, assisting athletes with financial barriers, and encouraging participation by paratriathletes.
Kenosha YMCA
Kenosha, WI

Providing 2-3 adaptive tricycles that would be used for several years to give hundreds of athletes with disabilities the opportunity to participate in para-cycling and paratriathlon.
KidzTri3
Doylestown, PA

Inspiring and motivating youth, through the sport of triathlon, to develop self-confidence and physical fitness and to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle.
Pillars of Promise
Pensacola Beach, FL

Enabling low-income youth in two Pensacola, Florida-area Title I Schools to participate in youth multisport training programs and races by providing free bikes and helmets for use by underprivileged youth athletes at two Title 1 Schools and offering free entry fees for low-income youth.
Running for Those Who Can't
Elma, NY

Supporting Youth Paratriathlon/Multisport Camp from August 21-25, 2017. RFTWC provides individuals with disabilities with opportunities to participate in running,
cycling and swimming by providing adaptive equipment, training opportunities, race support, guides/handlers and a triathlon club.
The Happy Tooth Foundation
Chapel Hill, NC

Hosting a camp for underserved youth that will run from June 26 through August 25, 2017, and culminate with a Youth Triathlon on August 27.
Tri Club of New England – R.I. and Southeastern Mass.
Tri-Masters Sports Initiative Programs
Chicago, IL

Supporting a youth program focused on teaching and engaging minority youth in the sport of triathlon.
Turnagain Training
Anchorage, Alaska

Encouraging multisport athletes of all abilities and ages to become more active in triathlon in a fun, team-oriented, supportive and inclusive environment. Turnagain Training’s goal is to provide support, education, trainings and events through coached programs and clinics.
Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon benefiting Secret
Meals for Hungry Children
Tuscaloosa, AZ

Proceeds from this race benefit Secret Meals for Hungry Children, a non-profit organization focused on providing nutritional food packets to children in West Alabama that experience hunger over the weekend.
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
nashville, TN

Providing support for an athlete buddy program that pairs able-bodied children and children with special needs to compete in triathlons together as a team and maximize the participation of both children.