Grants available for athletes, organizations

Date: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) is accepting grant applications from individuals and organizations for 2017.

UISF supports nonprofits and community organizations that foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles for local kids. The fund also helps local athletes achieve their sports dreams, with a new emphasis on those who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service.

"While we understand the demands of athletes, we are consistently impressed by the athletes who go above and beyond in respect to giving back," said Mara Smith, a member of the UISF Committee. "We would like to make additional funds available to those athletes."

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. Applications must be submitted through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager at www.adirondackfoundation.org.

UISF focuses on the greater Tri-Lakes and Olympic regions and has two main goals for supporting athletes. One is to provide necessary support to local nonprofit organizations that promote athleticism and engage area youth in traditional summer and winter sports, thus fostering the next generation of competitive athletes. The second goal is to provide financial support for competitive, local, young athletes with regional, national and international promise in traditional winter and summer sports. Preference is given to athletes with the most promise and greatest financial need.

For more information about the application process, contact Adirondack Foundation Program Officer Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or andrea@adkfoundation.org.