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Brooks Booster Club

We give young runners a leg up.

Brooks is proud to support high school running teams through cash and product donations. The Brooks Booster Club is a needs-based program that provides performance running footwear, apparel, and funding to under-resourced cross country and track teams.

The Brooks Booster Club

Since 2015, the Brooks Booster Club has helped 129 schools and 5,500 young runners across the country. Through this program, Brooks has invested more than $1.8 million in cash and gear.

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Des Linden gives Booster Club Scholarship to BPS Citywide XC Team

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Body : Schools in need receive training shoes, racing shoes, uniforms, and warm-up apparel for a 30-person team. Each recipient also receives $2,000 to help with expenses, including pay-to-play fees, meet entries, transportation costs, etc. Brooks hopes the Booster Club opens doorways for young runners who otherwise might not be able to participate in the sport we love so much. We want to ensure that running remains accessible, so high-schoolers can enjoy the same lasting and impactful experiences we’ve had with the sport. 

FAQ

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    We’ll accept applications on a running basis, but the finish line will be on October 1, 2021 when we begin reviewing submissions.


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    Yes. We require a coach or AD because we need accountability for the team’s current financial situation.


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    Yes. We know there are at-need programs at all levels, but this program is designed to respond to the drastic cuts at the high school level in the U.S.


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    Recipients can expect to hear from us throughout the year and we’ll make our final announcement in November 2021.


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    Each selected team will receive: $12,400 MSRP in Brooks performance running footwear, apparel and accessories for their team(s) (complete gear outfits for 30 athletes) and $2,000 cash for team expenses (paid to the high school’s athletic department or booster club).


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    Take a peek at the contest rules for a full lowdown on the Booster Club program.

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To the high school coaches who go above and beyond in their communities, this award is for you.

If you are interested in recognizing an outstanding coach, please visit the Booster Club's sister program: Inspiring Coaches.