INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today its award of $151,150 in grants and $250,000 in donations for Special Olympics in the second quarter of 2017. The 19 grants to youth organizations in 13 states support healthy lifestyles and youth development. The Foundation’s financial commitment to Special Olympics supports fitness initiatives that focus on helping athletes with intellectual disabilities nationwide live a healthier lifestyle.
“It’s exciting to support a diverse group of grantees this quarter,” said Marty Posch, Finish Line Youth Foundation president. “From right here in Indianapolis to as far west as California, I’m proud of the impact these organizations will have.”
The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports qualified non-profit 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 for youth organizations online for this quarter is September 30, 2017.
Boys & Girls Club of Houston – $75,000 for the Stafford Club for gym renovations serving 1,150 at-risk youth.
Burns Recovered Support Group (St. Louis) – $2,000 for a seven-day residential burn camp for 80 children ages 6-17.
Crossroads for Kids (Duxbury, Mass.) – $5,000 for camp for 1,000 low-income under resourced youth.
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp (Indianapolis) – $5,000 to support 2017 summer camp for 700 at-risk youth ages 7-14.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Culver City, Calif.) – $5,000 for camp serving 120 children affected by muscular dystrophy or ALS.
12 Oaks Foundation (Greyslake, Ill.) – $5,000 to provide extracurricular support for 250 children in families battling cancer.
A.B.L.E. Youth (Franklin, Tenn.) – $5,000 for Super Sports Saturday program for 40 wheelchair-bound youth.
A Better Chance of Andover (Andover, Mass.) – $2,400 for health and wellness initiative for 147 at-risk youth.
Atlanta Track Club (Atlanta) – $5,000 for Kilometer Kids running program for 250 disadvantaged youth ages 7-14.
BCAUSEICAN (Lanham, Md.) – $1,000 for a youth basketball clinic for 75 at-risk youth.
Charleston Orphan House (Charleston, SC) – $5,000 for a sports and fitness program for 110 foster youth.
Girl Ventures (San Francisco) – $5,000 to provide extracurricular support for 250 children in families battling cancer.
National Sports Center for the Disabled (Denver) – $5,000 for therapeutic adaptive sports for 1,200 Denver-area youth with disabilities.
Nine 13 Inc. (Indianapolis) – $5,000 for their Kids Riding Bikes program serving 25,000 at-risk youth.
Our Military Kids (McLean, Va.) – $5,000 for 2017 One Child at a Time program serving 5,000 children of military families.
St. Charles Youth Sports (St. Charles, Mo.) – $750 for St. Charles Warhawks 2017 Tackle football.
Roundup River Ranch (Avon, Colo.) – $5,000 for an archery program at camp serving 1,400 youth with serious illnesses.
Students Run LA (Tarzana, Calif.) – $5,000 for a marathon training program for 3,250 at-risk youth.
Student Run Philly Style (Philadelphia) – $5,000 for Student Run Camden running program for 40 at-risk youth.
About The Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation makes a difference in the lives of disadvantaged and youth with special needs taking action 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 our website 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.