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USATF Youth Hammer Fund

About the USATF Youth Hammer Throw Fund

The USATF Youth Hammer Throw Fund was started by Harold Connolly in 2005 and has since awarded over $24,000 to 52 young boys and girls under 18 years of age.

Awards are determined annually by a three-person selection committee’s review of the applicants’ three-page application form which requires training and competitive statistical information, a brief essay describing his/her hammer throwing goals, and a letter of support from the applicant’s coach/parent.

For the 2009 season 14 girls and 8 boys applied for training grant assistance. Seven girls and seven boys were awarded training grants totaling $6,300.

Application information for 2012 can be found here.


You can support the USATF Youth Hammer Throw Fund by donating. USA Track & Field is a section 501(c)(3) charity. Donations may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution (consult your tax advisor). Please mail donations to: Bob Gourley 3 Greenville Drive, Barrington, RI 02806.