The application period for the BOOST Athlete Grant Program from The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) opened on September 1 and continues through midnight PDT on September 24, 2021.
GSD created the BOOST Athlete Grant Program to support high-performance athletes in the United States who are poised to compete at the Winter Games. The grant aims to provide much-needed financial support to athletes whose lives have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many elite-level athletes have struggled due to the sudden drop in competitions and sponsorships, and they have had to forgo training to focus on other pressing issues as a result of the pandemic. With BOOST, GSD is supporting athletes and encouraging them to continue training for the Games, according to a media release.
“We launched BOOST in 2020 after witnessing the hardships faced by athletes during COVID-19. Many athletes had to put their Olympic and Paralympic dreams aside as they experienced family or funding issues. BOOST offered critical relief to these athletes and allowed them to continue pursuing their goals.”
— David Ulich, GSD executive board member
“Many promising athletes’ aspirations for the Games are in jeopardy because of COVID-19. We aim to support these athletes, so they can refocus on training.”
— Dr. Steven Ungerleider, GSD executive board member
One-Time, $10K Grant
Athletes over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. In total, 10 athletes will receive one-time grants of $10,000.
Final selections will be guided by an Advisory Board, which includes the following members:
- Reynaldo Brown (Olympian – High Jump)
- Karin Korb (Paralympian – Wheelchair Tennis)
- Gabrielle Sabharwal (Publicist and PR Director)
- Tracy Evans (Olympian — Freestyle Skier)
- Darrell Ell (Former Competitions and Development Officer for World Curling Federation)
For more information and to apply, visit The Foundation for Global Sports Development. Applications must be submitted by midnight PDT on September 24, 2021.
[Source(s): Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films, PRWeb]
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