USATF Foundation extends deadline for 2011 Youth Hammer Throw Grants

The deadline for the USATF Foundation Youth Hammer Throw Grants have been extended from October 1, 2011 to November 15, 2011.

The USATF Foundation 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 in August 2010. 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 November 15. Grant recipients will be announced this December.

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

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