INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2012--
The Finish Line Youth Foundation today announced the award of $160,100
to grant recipients in the third quarter of 2012. The 22 grants also
went to organizations that place an importance on youth development and
an active lifestyle in 15 states. Among these was a $65,000 grant
awarded to Camp Joy of Clarksville, Ohio.
“We’re proud to award our Legacy Grant this quarter to Camp Joy,” said
Marty Posch, executive director of the Youth Foundation. “The camp has
been providing active outdoor programming since 1938 and continues to
change the lives of youth in the Clarksville community.”
The Youth Foundation supports qualified, non-profit organizations that
provide community-based access to athletics for kids, as well as camps
that provide services to those who are disadvantaged or disabled.
Camp Joy (Clarksville, Ohio) - $65,000 for the camp’s new
Challenge Course, designed to complement the camp’s other high ropes
courses to provide progressive options for the many youth participants
to become physically fit in a more fun, exciting way. Camp Joy provides
outdoor programs for inner-city youth from the Greater Cincinnati area.
American Diabetes Association (Nashville, Tenn.) - $2,500 for the
ADA’s annual summer camp for children with diabetes.
Catch the Stars Foundation (Indianapolis, Ind.) - $5,000 for the
foundation’s Youth Holiday Basketball Camp.
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp (Indianapolis, Ind.) - $5,000 to go
toward camp programming for underprivileged children in Indiana.
Kidpower (Castro Valley, Calif.) - $5,000 to fund Kidpower’s camp
for kids who are disadvantaged or have special needs.
Recovery Resource Council (Fort Worth, Texas) - $5,000 to fund a
camp for children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence.
A Place Called Home (Los Angeles, Calif.) - $5,000 for funding a
youth fitness program for underprivileged children in South Central Los
Bike Works (Seattle, Wash.) - $5,000 for building a cycling
program for underprivileged children.
Children’s TherAplay Foundation (Carmel, Ind.) - $5,000 for their
outpatient rehabilitation clinic for children with special needs.
TherAplay incorporates the movement of horses into physical and
occupational therapy sessions.
Courage Center (Minneapolis, Minn.) - $3,500 for funding a new
youth wheelchair basketball program.
Dance 4 Peace (Alexandria, Va.) - $4,000 to support a dance
fitness program in Washington, D.C. and New York.
Figure Skating in Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - $5,000 to support the
organization’s mission to provide figure skating opportunities for
underprivileged girls in Harlem.
Forest Manor Multi-Service Center (Indianapolis, Ind.) - $5,000
to provide youth fitness programs that supports healthy living.
Girls on the Run (Asheville, N.C.) - $2,100 for the
organization’s after-school running program for underprivileged girls in
western North Carolina.
Green Hill Therapy (Louisville, Ky.) - $5,000 to fund Green
Hill’s therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program (Lincoln, Mass.)
- $5,000 for Lovelane’s therapeutic horseback riding program, whose goal
is to achieve occupational, physical, speech, cognitive and other
therapeutic gains, focusing on children with special needs.
Outreach, Inc. (Indianapolis, Ind.) – $5,000 to provide CrossFit
fitness classes to underprivileged children and their families.
Playworks (Boston, Mass.) - $5,000 to provide fitness
programs for children in schools around Boston.
Sports Society for American Health (Beaumont, Texas) - $5,000 for
a physical fitness club that introduces children to marathon running.
Think Detroit Police Athletic League (Detroit, Mich.) - $5,000
for their soccer for success program targeted to children in low-income,
urban areas of Detroit.
YMCA of Columbia (Columbia, S.C.) - $5,000 for the YMCA’s Play to
Win project, which supports fitness and healthy lifestyles and combats
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa)-
$3,000 for basketball, football and volleyball programs for children
living in the emergency shelter.
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 sports and active lifestyles,
especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. In
partnership with The Finish Line, Inc., the Youth Foundation has pledged
multi-year support of Special Olympics as a part of its ongoing mission
to celebrate the everyday achievements of athletes everywhere. For more
information about the Youth Foundation, please visit www.finishline.com/youthfoundation.
Source: The Finish Line
The Finish Line
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate Communications,