We were the first — and only — charitable organization to offer grants to aspiring women athletes with elite potential. Between 1984 and 2004, we awarded 1,200 grants to more than 950 aspiring women athletes. Many of these women went on to capture national championships and Olympic medals, including figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi, alpine skier Picabo Street and gymnast Kerri Strug among many others.
The Travel & Training Fund provides direct financial assistance to aspiring athletes – in individual and team sports – with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance and rankings. Travel & Training grants allow serious female athletes a chance to fulfill their potential on the regional, national or international level through assistance for coaching, specialized training, equipment, athletic attire, and/or travel.
In 2012, thirty-one Travel & Training recipients including 11 individual athletes and three teams competed at the Olympic & Paralympic Summer Games in London, eight of whom went on to win Team USA medals.
We are thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Gatorade, 19 individuals and seven teams have each received financial support ranging from $2,500 to $6,000 to help provide financial fuel to future Olympic and World Champions…and beyond. Who are our 2013 Travel & Training Fund recipients and how will they use their grant to become the best? Learn more about our grantees here.