INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2015--
The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today $106,443 in grants and
funding donated to 19 organizations in 12 states and Washington, D.C.
These grants were awarded during the first quarter of 2015 to
organizations that are focused on healthy lifestyles, youth development
and special needs.
“When you see the smile on a child who arrives at camp for the first
time or a participant cross the finish line for her first 5K, the Finish
Line family knows our investments have been worthwhile,” said Marty
Posch, president of the Finish Line Youth Foundation. “We’re proud to
support organizations that get youth across the country living more
active and healthy lifestyles.”
The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports qualified non-profit
opportunities for participation in youth programs and camps that place
an importance on youth development and an active lifestyle for
disadvantaged, sick and disabled youth.
The deadline to submit grant applications at www.flyf.org
for this quarter is June 30, 2015.
Brainy Camps (Washington, D.C.) – $30,000 to build a
recreation center for 450 children. Brainy Camps serve families and
children with various chronic health conditions.
Camp Smile-A-Mile (Birmingham, Ala.) – $5,000 to fund a
camp for children with cancer.
Dedham Community Association (Boston) – $1,000 for summer
camp scholarships for the youth of greater Boston.
Family Support Network (Fullerton, Calif.) – $5,000 to
fund Camp TLC for children with autism.
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp (Indianapolis) – $5,000 to
fund camp for at-risk youth.
Hear Indiana (Indianapolis) – $5,000 to fund a listening
and spoken language camp for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Lincoln Teammates Mentoring Program (Lincoln, Neb.) – $5,000
to fund Abbott Summer Camp for underprivileged youth.
Little Red Door Cancer Agency (Indianapolis) – $5,000 for
Camp Little Red Door for pediatric cancer patients.
Mason City Family YMCA (Mason City, Ohio) – $2,000 for The
Inclusion Project, a summer day camp for youth with and without special
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Downers Grove, Ill.) – $4,000
for summer camp for youth with muscle disease.
NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (North Highland, Calif.)
– $5,000 for Camp Grizzly for deaf and hard of hearing children.
The Children’s Home of Cincinnati (Cincinnati) – $5,000 to
fund Camp-I-Can summer camp for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.
Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation (Cincinnati) – $5,000
for Camp NJOYITALL for children with bleeding disorders.
Via Services, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) – $5,000 to fund
Water World Camp for youth with physical and developmental disabilities.
Damar Services (Indianapolis) – $5,000 to fund Indy
Twisters hockey program for youth with special needs
Epic Center (Milwaukee) – $1,500 to fund ECCO soccer
league for at-risk youth.
Girls on the Run of the Rockies (Aurora, Colo.) – $3,000
for an after school running program for at-risk girls.
Roundup River Ranch (Avon, Colo.) – $5,000 to fund a
challenge course program for youth with physical limitations.
YMCA of Cumberland (Cumberland, Md.) – $4,943 to fund a
soccer league for at-risk middle school girls.
About Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the
lives of youth 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 www.flyf.org
and watch the “Kids
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Source: Finish Line Youth Foundation
Finish Line Youth Foundation
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate