The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation in Brief
The NSAF is a Federally tax-exempt 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization with the Mission to inspire youth to live active, healthy lifestyles, and to prepare them for future success.
Raises funds for athlete support to national and international track and field and cross-country competitions.
Has provided over one million dollars toward athlete support and is the largest not-for-profit benefactor of high school athletes in any sport in America.
Has distributed over $400,000 of shoes and uniforms, donated to the NSAF by its partners to high schools and youth programs throughout the country.
Over 60% of the 2008 USA Olympic team medalists competed at at least one NSAF event including, Kerron Clement, Angelo Taylor, Shalane Flanagan and Sanya Richards; and most received NSAF travel grants as high school aged athletes.
Hundreds of colleges and universities send representatives to our national championship events and, as a result, an estimated $10,000,000 in scholarships is awarded annually to athletes competing at our events.
Presents clinics, camps and seminars for athletes and coaches on technique, training methods, injury prevention and rehabilitation, drug education and tolerance preparation.
Continually creating innovative educational programs & resources for athletes and coaches. Future plans include SAT and ACT test preparation and mentoring programs and the NSAF’s web-based College Recruiting Resource Center.
“My heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the help provided by the NSAF to aspiring athletes like I was. It was definitely the springboard to launching my career in track, and I am glad to give back in any way I can.”
- Sanya Richards, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, NSAF Alumnus
“The NSAF has been there from start to finish for many of our athletes, providing support to the High School/Junior Elite and Emerging Elite in our program for many years. We are certainly grateful that Mike, Jim, Joy, Cedric, AJ and all foundation members continue to remind our athletes to " keep their eyes on the prize". Throughout our clubs 40 + year history, NSAF has shared in our rich legacy and podium moments, thanks for setting the stage year after year.”
- Christopher Turner, Colorado Flyers Track Club
“The NSAF has provide awesome support for past, present, and future US, World, Olympic champions. I truly appreciate all the hard work the NSAF team provides to make aspiring athletes dreams come true.”
- Michael Ford, Coach, Baylor University, Waco, Texas