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Help Us Get Athletes to the Starting Line

Give Today to the 2020 Track and Field Campaign

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With your support, the NSAF can continue to provide funding for thousands of student athletes around the country; many of whom could not afford to do so on their own.

Since 1990, the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation has been a tax-exempt 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization with the mission to inspire youth to live active, healthy lifestyles, and to prepare them for future success.

Your donation will help the NSAF fund meets, grants, clinics, and projects outlined below.


  • Hosts more than 14,000 student-athletes each year for its high school indoor and outdoor national championships (New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor) -- vying for NSAF Championship rings and All-American honors -- and its Great American Cross Country Festival and Cedric Walker HBCU Challenge. We also host the American JavFest in the summer.
  • Provides about 40 rising elite sophomore and junior student-athletes annual opportunities for their first low-pressure international team experience during our Team NSAF Caribbean Scholastic outdoor meet and Iceland indoor meet trips. We are headed back to Iceland in February, 2020 and anticipate returning to Havana, Cuba for the fifth time in June, 2020!
  • Administers Project Javelin Gold and Project Triple Jump, providing year-round elite training and competition opportunities for 15-20 student-athletes identified by our coaches and staff as having great potential for future Team USA podium finishes.
  • Distributes travel grants for potential national champions, All-Americans and aspiring Team USA athletes to compete in our NSAF Select, New Balance National, and USATF Junior Trials meets.
  • Presents awards to help clubs and teams in a variety of ways through our Cedric Walker and Tony Wells development grants, which also include a public service component for the recipients.
  • Puts on other clinics, camps and seminars for athletes and coaches on technique, training methods, injury prevention and rehabilitation, drug education and tolerance preparation.
  • Administers the Iron Wood Throws (formerly Chicagoland), which provides 15-20 student-athletes with a unique opportunity to complete alongside and be mentored by top USATF athletes for a weekend.
  • Assists hundreds of colleges and universities, which send representatives to our national championship events and, as a result, an estimated $10,000,000 in scholarships are awarded annually to athletes competing at our events.
  • Strives constantly to create innovative educational programs & resources for athletes and coaches.
  • Has helped more than half of the 2008, 2012 and 2016 USA Olympic medalists and other team members to compete in at least one NSAF event, including Kerron Clement, Angelo Taylor, Shalane Flanagan and Sanya Richards; most received NSAF travel grants as high school-aged athletes.