INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2015--
The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today more than $1M in grants
and funding raised through its holiday campaign. This includes $145,730
in grants to 17 organizations in 10 states awarded during the fourth
quarter of 2014 that focus on healthy lifestyles, youth development and
special needs. It also includes $947,000 raised for Special Olympics
during the holiday drive campaign hosted in Finish Line stores and
online at finishline.com.
“Throughout the holidays, our customers gave generously to support
Special Olympics,” said Marty Posch, president of the Finish Line Youth
Foundation. “Our team values giving back in the communities where we
live, work and play – whether through grants to non-profit organizations
or volunteering at Special Olympics events across the country. It’s so
rewarding for our team to meet and be involved with these great groups
who are dedicated to helping others.”
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 March 31, 2015.
P.F. Bresee Foundation (Los Angeles) – $73,730 for a
multi-sport facility to be used by 600 youth providing healthy physical
activity and a safe alternative to gang violence in Los Angeles. P.F.
Bresee provides comprehensive afterschool programs and family services
that equip youth to pursue their education, achieve full potential and
Camptown, Inc. (Indianapolis) – $3,000 to fund Natural
Wonders Day Camp for inner-city youth.
Edgewood Center for Children and Families (San Francisco) – $5,000
to fund Camp Edgewood Summer Program for children with mental, emotional
and behavior health challenges.
Flying Horse Farms (Mount Gilead, Ohio) – $5,000 to fund Outpost
summer camp for children with serious illnesses.
Jackson Center for Conductive Education (Mooresville, Ind.) – $5,000
to fund a six-week conductive education summer camp program.
Jameson, Inc. (Indianapolis) – $5,000 to fund a summer
camp for youth affected by HIV and AIDS.
Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California (Los Angeles) – $5,000
to fund Camp Crescent Moon for children with sickle cell anemia.
Southwestern Diabetic Foundation (Gainesville, Texas) – $5,000
to fund Camp Sweeney for children living with diabetes.
Summerhouse, Inc. (Charleston, S.C.) – $1,500 for summer
camp for children with chronic illness.
Accessible Coastal Carolina Events Sports and Services (Wilmington,
N.C.) – $5,000 to fund the Miracle League of Wilmington
accessible baseball field for children with disabilities.
Girls on the Run of WNC (Asheville, N.C.) – $5,000 to fund
scholarships for at-risk girls.
Green Hill Therapy (Louisville, Ky.) – $5,000 for Saddle
Up, a therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special
Kids TRI for Kids (Indianapolis) – $5,000 to fund a youth
triathlon program that promotes healthy lifestyles and giving back.
Social Development Foundation (Milwaukee, Wis.) – $5,000
to fund The Leader in Youth team building program for at-risk youth.
Steer for Student Athletes (Rye, N.Y.) – $5,000 to help
at-risk youth achieve personal development and education through sports
The Elizabeth H. Faulk Foundation (Boca Raton, Fla.) – $5,000
to fund mental health counseling and programs for medically underserved
at-risk children and families.
Youth Combine, Inc. (Gainesville, Fla.) – $2,500 for
fitness programming and triathlon training for at-risk youth.
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
Are Awesome" video. Follow Finish Line Youth Foundation on Twitter
as well as on Instagram at Instagram.com/FinishLineYF
and “like” the Youth Foundation on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLineYouthFoundation.
Source: Finish Line Youth Foundation
Finish Line Youth Foundation
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate