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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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