Motivating Youth: The Armory Track & Field Foundation

By Rita Finkel, Chief Operating Officer, Armory Foundation


The Armory Track & Field Foundation, a NYC nonprofit and home to the premier indoor track and field center in America, is committed to our community. We serve our youth by promoting excellence and fitness through a broad range of athletic, educational and community programs, made possible only through the generous support of our sponsors, such as EmblemHealth.

Our primary purpose is reaching and motivating the youth of all five boroughs of New York City by offering them competitive track and field activities and broadening their horizons with computer classes, college preparation programs (Armory College Prep for students grades 6 through 12) and a variety of cultural and school-coordinated educational activities.  Over 90 percent of last year’s Armory College Prep Class was accepted into four-year colleges and attracted over $2 million in scholarships.

The Armory Track & Field Foundation promotes excellence, fitness and community by hosting over 100 track events each year, maintaining the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, operating the largest after-school activity center in New York and offering a variety of community support programs in its world-class facility.

With support from EmblemHealth, the Armory is able to run programs that benefit so many students.

Thank you, EmblemHealth for your commitment to our community and to the Armory Foundation.

About The Armory Foundation
The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season the Armory — the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games — hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 125,000 athlete visits. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, The Armory runs the Armory Track Invitational, EmblemHealth Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Nationals Indoors. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. For more information please visit