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USA Triathlon Women’s Committee Awards 2014 Grants

By brenda barrera | July 01, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee is pleased to announce it has awarded $2,000 in matching reimbursable grant funding to three deserving programs: ACHIEVE Kids Triathlon Camp in Washington, D.C., Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Training Camp in Chicago, Ill., and KidzTri3 LLC in Lower Gwynedd, Pa.

The grants will be used to further the growth of their programs that support and foster girls and women’s participation in the sport of triathlon.

"The women's committee is thrilled with the strong applications we received from many organizations dedicated to growing women's participation in our sport," said Tara Comer, Chair Women’s Committee.

Lana Fountain, the WC Grants Program Coordinator, has worked with the committee and revamped the process and doubled the size of the grant program. They look to increase the amount of grants awarded in the coming year.  

“The Committee is excited to fund these great programs and develop new avenues for women to compete in triathlon. We're energized by the response to this grant opportunity, and were committed to finding new sources of support for organizations who share our mission," said Comer.

The USAT Women’s Committee 2015 matching reimbursable grant cycle is open. USAT-certified clubs, groups or associations interested in applying for the next round can review the guidelines and application form HERE.

The 2015 grant winners will be announced March 31, 2015.

For more information contact Women’s Committee member, Lana Fountain at

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.

Find more information on the Women's Committee on Facebook and the USA Triathlon website.

About ACHIEVE Kids Tri

The ACHIEVE Kids Tri program helps kids master the fundamentals of swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon racing, as well as the essentials of proper nutrition, stretching, strength-training, and flexibility. See HERE for more information.

About Dare2Tri

The Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club serves youth, adults and injured service members who have a physical disability such as amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy as well as those with visual impairments or blindness. For more information see HERE.

About KidzTri3

KidzTri3 is a 501c3 Youth Multisport Organization whose goal is to inspire and motivate youth, through the sport of Triathlon and Duathlon, to develop self-confidence, physical fitness and to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. See HERE for more information.