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Track Shack Foundation’s (TSF) Board of Trustees recently awarded over $26,000 to 22 area schools and organizations that provide health and fitness education and encourage young people to participate in a wide range of sports and fitness related activities in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.

Track Shack Foundation proudly introduces its most recent grant recipients and their exceptional programs:

•    American Heart Association, Orlando, Greater Orlando Health Walk
•    Apopka Family Learning Center, Apopka, Community Health Kitchen
•    Bear Lake Elementary, Apopka, PE Health Day
•    Bear Lake Elementary, Apopka, Running Club
•    Blankner School, Orlando, Smile Mile Club
•    Brookshire Elementary, Winter Park, Swimming Lessons
•    Central Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Orlando, Running Club
•    Colonial High School, Orlando, Boys & Girls Cross Country Team
•    Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School, Sanford, Seeds of Change
•    Great Expectations of My Success, Sanford, Camp
•    Lake Como Elementary, Orlando, Lady Comets Run Club
•    Lake Howell High School NJROTC, Winter Park, Athletic Equipment
•    Lakemont Elementary, Winter Park, Children’s Yoga
•    Lawton Chiles Middle School, Oviedo, Cross Country and Track Teams
•    Loving Assisting Nurturing and Educating Teenage Girls, Orlando, Shape Up Dance Fitness
•    Maynard Evans High School, Orlando, Cheer Camp
•    Orlando Rowing Association, Orlando, Summer Program
•    South Orange Patriots Athletic Association, Orlando, Cheer Camp
•    Star Athletics Track Club, Orlando, Track Club
•    The Gift of Swimming, Winter Garden, Healthy Kids Through Swimming
•    Winter Park Crew, Winter Park, Summer Learn to Row Camp
•    Winter Park YMCA Family Center, Winter Park, Minimaniacs Youth Triathlon


Financial support of the local organizations is made possible by runners and walkers who actively take part in Track Shack’s local running events. Race proceeds positively impact the community and improve the quality of life for so many.

The Track Shack Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that helps provide health and fitness opportunities to Central Floridians through the funding of youth athletic programs. To find out more about the Track Shack Foundation, to donate or apply for funds, please visit www.trackshack.com.


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