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The Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants More Than $144,000 in Q2 2016

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2016-- The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today the award of $144,093 in grants for the second quarter of 2016. The 17 grants will help organizations in 12 states that focus on healthy lifestyles, youth development and special needs.

“From hitting the bulls eye during archery to feeling the summer heat during a tennis lesson to learning about anti-bullying practices, it’s important kids everywhere have these opportunities,” said Marty Posch, Finish Line Youth Foundation president. “We value partnerships that provide these experiences for kids.”

Finish Line stores nationwide are hosting a back-to-school drive through September 5 dedicated to giving kids in our communities an active and healthy future.

The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports qualified non-profit organizations that provide community-based access to athletics for children and camps that provide services to those who are disadvantaged or disabled.

The deadline to submit grant applications online for this quarter is September 30, 2016.

LEGACY GRANTS:

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit (Detroit)$73,500 for the Finish Line for Youth Riding Stables barn renovation at Camp Ohiyesa serving 3,000 youth.

CAMPS:

Beat the Streets Wrestling (New York, N.Y.) $5,000 to support summer wrestling camp for 250 at-risk youth.

Camping Unlimited (Boulder Creek, CA)$1,118 for an outdoor camp archery program for 200 youth with special needs.

Equitas Health (Columbus, Ohio) $5,000 for Camp Sunrise for 100 children ages 6 to 17 affected by HIV/AIDS.

Jameson Camp (Indianapolis) $5,000 to support residential summer camp for 450 at-risk and disadvantaged youth.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (Dallas)$5,000 for MDA summer camp for 107 children with muscular dystrophy.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES:

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia) $5,000 for Cadence Youth Cycling program for 100 underserved youth.

Camp Joy Foundation (Clarksville, Ohio)$5,000 to support camp programs for 4,000 low-income and at-risk youth.

Down Syndrome Indiana (Indianapolis) $1,000 for tennis lessons for 55 down syndrome youth.

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois (Springfield, Ill.)$5,000 for an after school fitness program for 1,300 8-13 year old girls.

Junior Blind of America (Los Angeles)$5,000 to support Champions for Life recreation and sports program for 482 blind and visually impaired children.

Our Military Kids (McLean, Va.)$5,000 for “One Child at a Time” athletic program serving 4,000 youth whose parents are in the military.

P.F. Bresee Foundation (Los Angeles)$5,000 for Bresee Youth Athletics for 500 at-risk youth. Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center (Oregon City, Ore.) $3,500 for equine-assisted activities and therapies for 50 children with physical and mental disabilities.

The CT Institute for the Blind (Hartford, Conn.)$4,975 for Goal Ball sports and fitness program training to serve 560 youth.

The Grand Strand Miracle League (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)$5,000 to support 2016-2017 Team Sports for Special Kids program serving 500 mentally and physically handicapped youth.

U Make A Difference Foundation (Fishers, Ind.)$5,000 for leadership and anti-bullying summit impacting 3,000 youth.

About The 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 our website and watch the “Kids Are Awesome” video. Follow Finish Line Youth Foundation on Twitter at Twitter.com/FinishLineYF 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, 317-613-6577
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