Athletes, community organizations invited to apply for grant support

Applications accepted starting July 15; deadline to apply is Aug. 28

Monday, July 10, 2023


Lake Placid Outing Club members take a hike.
The Lake Placid Outing Club has received past support from Adirondack Foundation's Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund to help get kids outside and active during the summer.


LAKE PLACID — Athletes and community organizations are invited to apply to Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) starting on July 15.

The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) was established by the Henry Uihlein II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation, Ironman North America — now known as World Triathlon Corporation — and Adirondack Foundation. These organizations teamed up to help athletes from Lake Placid and the Olympic region achieve their sports dreams and to help nonprofit organizations that foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles for local kids. The fund awarded over $25,000 in grants and scholarships last year.

Eligible applicants include competitive athletes aged 15 and older in the greater Lake Placid/Olympic region with regional, national and international promise, as well as nonprofits, schools and municipal programs that involve area youth in traditional sports. Race fees, training camps, travel, equipment and organized club activities all qualify as acceptable expenses.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. Applications must be submitted online at

To learn more about UISF, contact Leslee Mounger at (518) 523-9904 or