NSAF awards 2018 Tony Wells Development Grants to 15 teams and clubs

by Steve Underwood

The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is thrilled to announce the recipients of the annual 2018 Tony Wells Team/Club Development Grant for 2017.  Fifteen high school teams and track & field clubs (see below) will receive grants of various amounts for the development of their programs.  These teams and clubs represent eight different states, ranging from Virginia to Wyoming, and from Nevada to Wisconsin to Louisiana. In the weeks ahead, we'll feature photos of these teams and clubs, and how they will benefit from their grant.  The grant awards include a public service component, where the student-athletes of these clubs and teams are required to perform a community project in order to receive the full grant.

The grant was named after the late, legendary Colorado Flyers Head Coach, Tony Wells, who coached and served with vigor and honor the Colorado Flyers Track Club for more than 40 years.  His remarkable success with the Flyers included developing athletes who have held national records in the 50y, 50m, 55m and 60m dashes, 50y and 55m hurdles and the shot put.  An astonishing number have earned scholarships to college. Tony Wells died in July of 2012, but his legacy lives on and on. To learn more about Coach Wells, please visit the following links:





School/Club/Team City, State
Hampton High School Hampton, VA
Herndon High School Herndon, VA
Paint Branch High School Burtonsville, MD
Oscar Smith High School Chesapeake, VA
Wayland Academy Beaver Dam, WI
EOTO Elite Track Club Viera, FL
Throwers Respect Field & Track Club North Las Vegas, NV
James B. Dudley High School Greensboro, NC
Tara High School Baton Rouge, LA
Southern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC
Union Pines High School Cameron, NC
Istrouma High School Baton Rouge, LA
Southwest Guilford High School High Point, NC
St. Stephens Indian High School St. Stephens, WY


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