Application Now Available for 2011 Youth Hammer Throw Grants

The Youth Hammer Throw Fund is Back

The USATF Youth Hammer Throw Fund was started by Harold Connolly in 2005 to help promising youth athletes nationwide obtain the resources needed to become world class throwers.  The funds raised by Harold helped pay for new equipment, travel to competitions, and attend clinics. The program has already awarded $16,500 to 30 young boys and girls across America thanks to generous donations from hammer throw supporters. Unfortunately no grants were awarded in 2010 due to Harold’s untimely death last August. However, we are proud to announce that the program is back in full force in 2011 and is now accepting applications.

Awards are determined by a selection committee’s review of the applicants’ three-page application form which requires training and competitive statistical information, a brief essay describing his/her hammer throwing goals, and a letter of support from the applicant’s coach/parent. Applications can be submitted anytime before October 1. Grant recipients will be announced this Autumn.

To download the application and read more about the grant eligbility requirements, visit

Support the Fund

You can support the USATF Youth Hammer Throw Fund by donating. USA Track & Field is a section 501(c)(3) charity. Donations may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution (consult your tax advisor). Please mail donations to: Bob Gourley 3 Greenville Drive, Barrington, RI 02806.

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