INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$FINL #ForTheKids–The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced today the award of $148,800
in grants and $375,000 in donations for Special Olympics in the third
quarter of 2016. The 17 grants to youth organizations in 15 states and
Washington, D.C. focus on healthy lifestyles and youth development. The
financial commitment to Special Olympics supports fitness initiatives
that are focused on helping athletes with intellectual disabilities
nationwide live a healthier lifestyle.
Finish Line stores nationwide are hosting an in-store and online holiday
drive through December 24 dedicated to the Finish Line and Special
Olympics partnership to support local programs nationwide.
“Supporting Special Olympics and youth organizations that offer
everything from overnight camp experiences to community buildings
provides crucial opportunities for kids to be active and healthy,” said
Marty Posch, Finish Line Youth Foundation president.
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
The deadline to submit grant applications for youth organizations online
for this quarter is December 31, 2016.
Chapman Partnership (Miami, Fla.) – $75,000 for a basketball
court and play space renovations serving more than 900 youth.
Camp Horizon (Atlanta) – $5,000 to fund summer camp of
mentoring and sports activities for 200 at-risk foster youth.
Camp Smile-A-Mile (Birmingham, Ala.) – $5,000 for programs for
300 of Alabama’s children with cancer.
Camp Summerhouse (Charleston, S.C.) – $2,500 for 2017 Camp
Rise Above summer camp for 200 youth with chronic illness.
Disabled Sports USA (Rockville, Md.) – $5,000 for Ski Spectacular
Race Camp for 20 youth with disabilities.
Flying Horse Farms (Mt. Gilead, Ohio) – $5,000 for summer camp
for 570 youth with serious illness.
Kids in Crisis (Cos Cob, Conn.) – $5,000 to support Safe Haven
Summer Camp serving 25 infants, children and teens from abuse and family
Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (Milwaukee, Wis.) – $5,000 for
America SCORES soccer program serving 170 students from seven low-income
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (Las Vegas) – $5,000 to
support Camp Cartwheel serving 210 children with cancer.
Ronald McDonald House of Southern CA (Los Angeles) – $5,000 to
support Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times for 1,200 children with
cancer and their siblings.
Center for Women in Transition (Holland, Mich.) – $5,000
for Girls on the Run of Ottawa and Allegan Counties serving 1,400
Defending the Blue Line (Hastings, Minn.) – $5,000 to support
Scholarship program for healthy and active lifestyles serving 5,000
children of active military families.
Playworks New England (Boston) – $5,000 for Playworks Education
Energized programs impacting 35,000 children across New England.
Powerplay NYC (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – $5,000 for STARS After School
physical education program for 1,000 low-income girls.
Teens Run DC (Washington, D.C.) – $5,000 to support after-school
running program serving 400 at-risk youth.
Trinity Boston Foundation (Boston) – $5,000 for Sole Train
mentoring and community-building program serving 140 youth in 13 Boston
Wings of Eagles Ranch (Concord, N.C.) – $1,300 to support
climbing equipment for challenge course benefiting 350 special needs
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
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Finish Line Youth Foundation
Dianna L. Boyce