Youth Hammer Throw Grants Seek Applicants

The Youth Hammer Throw Grants Are Here Again

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. Since 2005 the USATF Foundation Youth Hammer Throw Fund has awarded already more than $24,000 in training grants to 52 youth boys and girls across America thanks to generous donations from hammer throw supporters. 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’ online 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 or parent. Applications can be submitted anytime before November 30th. Grant recipients will be announced at the start of 2013.

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

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