The Finish Line Youth Foundation Donates $373,070 in Q3 2017

INDIANAPOLIS--()--The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today its award of $123,070 in grants and $250,000 in donations for Special Olympics in the third quarter of 2017. The 16 grants to youth organizations in 11 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.

“These camps and programs help children develop healthy habits and celebrate their abilities in a variety of truly unique ways,” said Marty Posch, Finish Line Youth Foundation president. “It is an honor to partner with these first-class organizations supporting life’s biggest possibilities.”

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 December 31, 2017.


Little Red Door (Indianapolis) $50,000 for the Finish Line Fitness and Yoga Center serving 145 children and those affected by cancer.


Burns Institute (San Diego) $5,000 for Camp Beyond the Scar serving 50 young burn survivors.

Camp Smile-A-Mile (Birmingham, Ala.) – $5,000 for camp sessions and programs for 400 children with cancer.

R.M. Pyles Boys Camp (Valencia, Calif.) $5,000 for development program and camp serving 500 disadvantaged and at-risk youth.

Season Hospice Foundation (Rosemont, Ill.) – $5,000 to support Camp Kangaroo weekend-long bereavement experience for 984 children.

True Friends (Annandale, Minn.) – $5,000 for camp and enrichment challenges for 1,525 children with disabilities.

Women’s Wilderness Institute (Boulder, Colo.) – $5,000 for their girls’ wilderness adventure program serving 100 at-risk girls ages 8-18.


Adaptive Sports New England (Boston) $5,000 to provide six wheelchairs serving 250 children participating in wheelchair basketball.

Fan4Kids (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – $5,000 for Fan4Kids New York expansion promoting fitness and nutrition to 3,000 youth.

Friends of Foster Children (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – $5,000 for their Enriching Connections program providing school activities and sports programs to 75 foster youth.

Girls on the Run of Central Indiana (Fishers, Ind.) – $4,945 for their scholarship program to inspire 800 girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Higher Ground (Tucson, Ariz.) – $3,125 for an athletic fitness program for 400 low-income and disadvantaged kids

Junior Blind of America (Los Angeles) – $5,000 to support their recreational program benefitting 630 blind or visually-impaired children.

Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (Las Vegas) $5,000 to support their adaptive after-school recreation program for 100 blind and visually-impaired youth.

Playworks Education Energized (Boston) – $5,000 for program expansion serving 47,700 youth across Massachusetts.

Vincent Village (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – $5,000 for their active kids program for 193 homeless youth.

About The Finish Line Youth Foundation

The Finish Line Youth Foundation makes a difference in the lives of disadvantaged and special needs youth 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 (@FinishLineYF) as well as on Instagram (@FinishLineYF) and on Facebook (@FinishLineYouthFoundation).


The Finish Line Youth Foundation
Corporate Communications
Dianna L. Boyce, 317-613-6577



The Finish Line Youth Foundation
Corporate Communications
Dianna L. Boyce, 317-613-6577