The grants will be used to help support and further the growth of their women-specific triathlon programs.
“Crossgates Multi-Sport and Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club have demonstrated strong programs with a commitment to empowering women whether they are just entering the sport of triathlon or experienced age group competitors,” said Tara Comer, Chair Women’s Committee.
She added that Lana Fountain, the WC Grants Program Coordinator, has worked with the committee to revamp and grow the current grant program.
“We look forward to offering more matching reimbursable grants to exceptional programs like these and in addition, we will be announcing new grant opportunities for women in leadership roles soon,” said Comer.
The USAT Women’s Committee 2014 matching reimbursable grant cycle will be announced this fall. USAT-certified clubs, groups or associations interested in applying for the next round can review the guidelines and application form on the Women's Committee webpage.
About the USA Triathlon Women’s Committee
The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee is focused on creating a resource for female athletes of all levels and socioeconomic backgrounds by mentoring professional growth for women in the sport of triathlon. The Women’s Committee is concentrating on the quality of training as well as opportunities available for women in positions of authority and decision-making within associations that govern the sport. The WC is a national committee of women from all over the U.S. with a variety of professions and diverse levels of participation in triathlon.