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Young Athletes Foundation

Raise money for Young Athletes Foundation

Grandma’s Marathon started the Young Athletes Foundation in 1990, and it has since become the marathon’s most prominent vehicle for giving back to the community. The mission of the Young Athletes Foundation is to support and build community by providing pathways of opportunity to youth through athletic programs and encouraging healthy lifestyles. Funds raised have made it possible for the YAF to provide 4,567 pairs of running shoes to area children in need, $1.1 million in grant and scholarship money to nonprofit youth athletic and recreational programs, and opportunities for hundreds of children annually to experience the joy of running via year-round free youth races. 

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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Apr 05 Jason Johnson $25.00
Apr 05 Jodi Erickson $5.00
Apr 04 Chelsey Youngberg $5.00
Apr 04 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Mar 31 Myrissa Hopkins $10.00
Mar 29 Aaron Musburger $5.00
Mar 29 austin tetting $25.00
Mar 28 Anonymous $25.00
Mar 26 Michelle Kuntz Undisclosed amount
Mar 23 Ashley Kujava $25.00