Legacy grant awarded to SA Youth in San Antonio will impact thousands
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2015--
The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today the award of $77,258 in
grants for the second quarter of 2015. The 12 grants will help
organizations in 12 states that focus on healthy lifestyles, youth
development and special needs.
“Our aim with this funding is to inspire youth to be healthy and
active,” said Marty Posch, President of the Finish Line Youth
Foundation. “Whether it’s the various camps we’re supporting or healthy
lifestyle activities, we know these grants will positively impact youth
Finish Line stores nationwide will host a fall drive dedicated to
raising awareness and funds to tip the scales on childhood obesity
throughout the month of August.
The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports qualified nonprofit
organizations that provide community-based access to athletics for
children and camps that provide services to those who are disadvantaged
The deadline to submit grant applications at www.flyf.org
for this quarter is September 30, 2015.
SA Youth (San Antonio, Tex.) – $29,208 to renovate two
athletic courts and provide sports equipment and supplies for 12 youth
centers which serve 4,000 at-risk youth annually.
Aaron’s Acres (Lancaster, Pa.) – $3,050 to fund summer
camp programs including adaptable physical activities.
Camp Laurel Foundation, Inc. (Pasadena, Cal.) – $5,000 for
HIV/AIDS summer camp that is medically supported and focused on outdoor
education and sports.
Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) – $5,000
for Camp Horizon, a three-day overnight camp for youth with down
Muscular Dystrophy Association (Billings, Mont.) – $2,500
to fund Montana Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp to build
self-confidence with activities accessible to all.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation (Phoenix, Ariz.) – $5,000
for Camp Rainbow to offer youth with cancer or blood disorders
therapeutic play and positive memory making activities.
Project C.A.M.P., Inc. (Scottsville, Ky.) – $5,000 to fund
an overnight camp for critically ill children.
Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania (Mars, Pa.) – $5,000
for FireFly Camps and Retreats program for physical and wellness
Thomas Chew Memorial Boys and Girls Club (Fall River, Mass.) – $5,000
to fund Camp Welch athletic programs for activities focused on active
and healthy lifestyles.
Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc. (Ithaca, NY) – $5,000
to fund Rashad Richardson summer basketball league to learn team work
Perspectives, Inc. (St. Louis Park, Minn.) – $2,500 to
fund Basketball in the Park to bring police and the community together.
Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
(Fort Wayne, Ind.) – $5,000 to support Turnstone’s adaptive sports
and recreation program.
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 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.
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Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate