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2013 Youth Hammer Throw Grants

The Youth Hammer Throw Grants Are Here Again

The USATF Foundation Youth Hammer Throw Fund was started by Harold Connolly in 2005 to help promising youth athletes nationwide obtain the resources needed to become world class throwers. The funds raised by Harold helped pay for new equipment, travel to competitions, and attend clinics. Since 2005 the USATF Foundation Youth Hammer Throw Fund has awarded already more than $32,000 in training grants to 65 youth boys and girls across America thanks to generous donations from hammer throw supporters. We are proud to announce that the program is back again for 2013 and now accepting applications.

Awards are determined by a selection committee’s review of the applicants’ online 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 or parent. Applications can be submitted anytime before November 30th. Grant recipients will be announced at the start of 2014.

To submit an application and read more about the grant eligibility requirements, visit

Support the Fund
You can support the youth hammer throw grants by donating. Donations may be tax deductible. Please mail donations to: Bob Gourley 3 Greenville Drive, Barrington, RI 02806.


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  1. NameJames Coxworth April 29, 2014

    MessageI am a former hammer thrower from the University of Illinois. I am thinking of starting a hammer throwing club here in Illinois and I am looking for a full time coach. Do you have any resources that could help me find one?


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