INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today the award of $77,258 in grants for the second quarter of 2015. The 12 grants will help organizations in 12 states that focus on healthy lifestyles, youth development and special needs.
“Our aim with this funding is to inspire youth to be healthy and active,” said Marty Posch, President of the Finish Line Youth Foundation. “Whether it’s the various camps we’re supporting or healthy lifestyle activities, we know these grants will positively impact youth nationwide.”
Finish Line stores nationwide will host a fall drive dedicated to raising awareness and funds to tip the scales on childhood obesity throughout the month of August.
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, 2015.
SA Youth (San Antonio, Tex.) – $29,208 to renovate two athletic courts and provide sports equipment and supplies for 12 youth centers which serve 4,000 at-risk youth annually.
Aaron’s Acres (Lancaster, Pa.) – $3,050 to fund summer camp programs including adaptable physical activities.
Camp Laurel Foundation, Inc. (Pasadena, Cal.) – $5,000 for HIV/AIDS summer camp that is medically supported and focused on outdoor education and sports.
Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) – $5,000 for Camp Horizon, a three-day overnight camp for youth with down syndrome.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Billings, Mont.) – $2,500 to fund Montana Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp to build self-confidence with activities accessible to all.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation (Phoenix, Ariz.) – $5,000 for Camp Rainbow to offer youth with cancer or blood disorders therapeutic play and positive memory making activities.
Project C.A.M.P., Inc. (Scottsville, Ky.) – $5,000 to fund an overnight camp for critically ill children.
Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania (Mars, Pa.) – $5,000 for FireFly Camps and Retreats program for physical and wellness activities.
Thomas Chew Memorial Boys and Girls Club (Fall River, Mass.) – $5,000 to fund Camp Welch athletic programs for activities focused on active and healthy lifestyles.
Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc. (Ithaca, NY) – $5,000 to fund Rashad Richardson summer basketball league to learn team work and discipline.
Perspectives, Inc. (St. Louis Park, Minn.) – $2,500 to fund Basketball in the Park to bring police and the community together.
Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc. (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – $5,000 to support Turnstone’s adaptive sports and recreation program.
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 www.flyf.org and watch the “Kids Are Awesome” video. Follow Finish Line Youth Foundation on Twitter at Twitter.com/FinishLineYF as well as on Instagram at Instagram.com/FinishLineYF and “like” the Youth Foundation on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLineYouthFoundation.