While an athlete's success is clearly driven by their ability to perform at the highest level, it is also dependent upon financial support.
Individual commitment and costs during entry level stages of participation in a sport are relatively minimal. However, as athletes progress and their potential rises, so too do the related development demands and associated costs for training and competing - including more specialized instruction, equipment, event entry fees and travel.
Many athletes with the potential to compete at world-class levels have had to face the challenges of securing funding to cover expenses essential to their continued development. Far too often, resource gaps have proven to be an impassible barrier for promising, yet financially challenged athletes.
The Level Field Fund is designed to offer qualified support to uniquely talented athletes whose opportunity to pursue excellence in sport would otherwise be limited by their financial situation.
Please visit www.levelfieldfund.org for more information and to download a grant application or write to:
Ross Powers Foundation
P.O. Box 7532
Portland, ME 04112-7532