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USATF PACIFIC FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER

Kim Conley medals at Pan american Games

Bronze medal in the 5000 Meters!  Kim, a two-time Olympian, joined the USATF Pacific Foundation board in September 2018.  She and Board member Stephanie Brown Trafton, a three-time Olympian and Gold Medal winner, worked on our Athletes grants for 2019. 

2019 Foundation Grant Athletes at the National Championships

Liz Patterson

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High Jump

Stephanie Garcia

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5000 meters

Amber Melville

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High Jump

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40 years and still standing! High School Shot put: 81'3.5"

The 40 Anniversary of Michael Carter's high school shot put record (81'3.5") set at the Golden West Invitational brought many young throwing enthusiasts out to the pre-meet clinic this past Saturday. 5 Olympians including Michael Carter (Shot Put Silver Medalist), Michelle Carter (Shot Put Gold Medalist), Stephanie Trafton (Discus Gold Medalist), Karin Smith (5-time Olympian Javelin) and Dave Popejoy ('96 Olympian Hammer) along with Channing Wilson (2016 Olympic Trials Javelin) and Mike Curry (Masters National Record - Super Weight) were on site to teach the athletes skills in all the throwing events.  The clinic was offered for free to the athletes entered in the meet as well as anyone who wanted to receive free coaching for the javelin and hammer. Bob Wright, the meet director for Golden West Invitational, wanted this year's celebration of Carter's throw to do more than remember the past. Along with Coach Curry and the Golden State Throwers club, who organized the clinic, this event brought together athletes and coaches to plant a seed for future success in the throwing events. Carter's legacy lives on in the Pacific Association! 

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USATF Pacific Officials at the valor games

 Joe Van Zant led a team of 9 USATF Pacific officials working the Valor Games in Alameda County.  This event is for any Veteran or active duty service member with a disability who is eligible for VA healthcare, and lives in the Western Region of the United States. 

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NEWS! April 2019 - nine Athletes grants awarded

Our Foundation received many Applications for Athletes Grants.

Please help USATF Pacific Foundation increase its ability to make support grants to the deserving elite athletes in our region!

February 2019 - Application, Board, Sponsors, GuideStar

Athletes Grant Application

  • USATF Pacific Foundation provides grants to elite athletes who are Olympic and International hopefuls.
  • Athletes must base their activities in the USATF Pacific Association and demonstrate financial need.
  • Athletes must meet elite performance standards at the national and international level.
  • The 2019 Athletes Grant Application must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019.  Please submit it and any supporting information electronically to Grants@USATFPacificFoundation.org. 

Link to: Athletes Grant Details & Application

New Board Members

  • Rick Berman - Official, Board of Athletics 
  • Don Collins - Official, Commissioner, CA Interscholastic Federation (CIF), San Francisco Section
  • Kim Conley - U.S. Olympic teams 2012 London, 2016 Rio 
  • Kyle Robinson - Head Track & Field Coach at Chabot College
  • John Shirey - Official, Former City Manager of Sacramento
  • Stephanie Brown Trafton - Board of Athletics, U.S. Olympic teams 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing (gold medalist), 2012 London

GuideStar Gold Rating

  • GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations; especially small nonprofits like ours.
  • Its mission is to provide "information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving."
  • The GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency requires financial information, goals, strategies. See these in our GuideStar profile.
  • Charity Navigator publishes information from GuideStar Gold and Platinum Seal of Transparency holders on their Charity Navigator profile pages.

link to: GuideStar rating - USATF Pacific Foundation

Sponors Invited

Join the USATF Pacific Foundation support team heading into the 2020 Olympics!  

  • Show your name and logo or image in support of athletes and coaches in USATF Pacific.
  • Corporate, Institutional, and Community groups are encouraged to contact our leadership to explore ways you can help.
  • If you have a "lead" for a sponsor, please forward our appeal to them so they can assess their interest.
  • For more information, please contact jay.abbott@usatfpacificfoundation.org or john.shirey@usatfpacificfoundation.org. Telephone contacts are shown on the Contact Us page.

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Dec 20, 2018: USATF Pacific Foundation awards 11 scholarships for Level 1 Coaching

These are full tuition scholarships to attend the Pacific Association Level 1 Coaching School, January 19-20 at Chabot College, Hayward.  


The individuals are: 

Laura Braun - San Jose (Quicksilver Youth TC)

Andy Crawford - Campbell (open LDR coach)

Sunny Diaz - San Mateo (DesignTech HS)

Jeff Eisenman - San Jose (Quicksilver Youth TC)

Chris Lucey - San Mateo (Woodside Wildebeast Youth TC) 

Trey Leigh Orchard - Pleasant Hill (College Park HS)

Stefano Profumo - Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz Running Club)

Phillip Reid - San Luis Obispo (Arroyo Grande HS)

Dallas Richey - Brentwood (Youth Throws coach)

Dan Swartz - Fairfield (Vacaville Thunderhawks Youth TC)

Paul Troppy - Santa Rosa (Empire Throwers)