America SCORES New York (New York, N.Y.) - $5,000 for partnerships with urban schools that provide a team-based program that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning.
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (Glendale, Ariz.) - $5,000 of funding for athletic activities for children in foster care.
Beyond the Ball (Chicago, Ill.) - $5,000 for Project Play, a program that claims underutilized space in Chicago’s Little Village by providing recreational activities for kids and their parents.
Girls on the Run (St. Louis, Miss.) - $5,000 for the organization’s “Adopt-A-School” project, which allows them to provide active lifestyle programming at 20 schools in areas of need.KidCommute (Boulder, Colo.) - $5,000 for help in promoting sustainable communities through its Boltage program, which encourages kids to walk and bike to school. Maryhurst (Louisville, Ky.) - $5,000 to build an athletics program at Maryhurst that provides community-based treatment programs to children with severe emotional disabilities. Nicholas Wolff Foundation (Millville, Pa.) - $5,000 for their Challenge program. The foundation provides essential services to handicapped and chronically ill children. Pottstown Area Police Athletic League (Pottstown, Pa.) - $5,000 to revitalize and complete the Pottstown Police Athletic League’s baseball field. Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro (San Leandro, Calif.) - $5,000 of support for additional athletic equipment for the organization’s physical education program, for their healthy choices cooking classes, and for funding to develop and implement a Healthy Choices Cookbook. Shining Stars Foundation (Tabernash, Colo.) - $2,500 for the Shining Stars Winter Games, an eight-day adaptive snowboard and ski recreation held every year for children living with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Terrebonne Children’s Advocacy Center (Houma, La.) - $5,000 for the Girls on the Run Houma-Terrebonne Scholarship Fund. The center provides a place where children can be interviewed about reports of abuse in a safe, home-like setting. Things of My Very Own (TOMVO) (Scotia, N.Y.) - $5,000 for teambuilding programs at TOMVO, a provider of supportive services to abused, neglected, displaced and at-risk children within the state. Westhab (Elmsford, N.Y.) - $5,000 for the Elm Creek Youth Center, a community center that serves more than 250 school-age youth in the high-need Nodine Hill neighborhood of Yonkers. About The Finish Line Youth Foundation The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play. The Youth Foundation funds non-profit organizations that provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize sports and active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. In partnership with The Finish Line, Inc., the Youth Foundation has pledged multi-year support of Special Olympics as a part of its ongoing mission to celebrate the everyday achievements of athletes everywhere. For more information about the Youth Foundation, please visit www.finishline.com/youthfoundation.