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Our kids, our community, our future.

The Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) was created in 1990, and since then it has contributed more than $1,000,000 to the community’s youth and recreational athletic organizations.

The YAF supports the organizations and individuals of its five-county region through a series of kids’ events, grants, scholarships, and other programs that are focused on promoting and providing pathways for kids to live healthy and active lifestyles.

We are able to provide this support with the help of our community. Much like Grandma’s Marathon, it is the efforts of our community that make it possible for the YAF to connect with and impact so many of our area’s children.

Please consider helping to continue the efforts of the YAF, either by donating or by registering yourself, your family, and your friends for one of our main fundraising events throughout the year.


Vision Statement

The vision of the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) is to assist in the promotion, development, and growth of youth athletics and healthy lifestyles.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF) is to support and build community by providing pathways of opportunity to youth in athletic programs and encouraging healthy lifestyles.


Thank you to all of our YAF sponosors for their continued support of our mission.