A Helping Hand for Olympians in Need

It takes sacrifice, discipline, and hard work to win a spot on the United States Olympic Team. If you can make the Team, chances are you can make it through many of life's toughest moments. Sometimes even the most iron-willed are overwhelmed.

That's why in 1999 athletes like you established the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund. The Fund provides monetary assistance to Olympians who have exhausted their reserves --physically, financially, and otherwise -- in attempting to recover from accidents, natural disasters, long-term illnesses, or injuries.

If you are an Olympian or know of an Olympian in need please go to the Contact Us page or Grant Process page. Please provide as much information as possible.

The USOC’s "Sportswoman of the year" in 1975 is now one of the OORF’s greatest advocates. Kathy Heddy needed our assistance, and now we need yours to locate needy and qualified Olympians and Paralympians. Our goal is to locate and benefit as many as possible, but most Olympians are too proud to ask for help. Please help us help them.

If you would like to help your fellow Olympians regain their dignity, independence, and financial stability, take a moment to make out a tax deductible donation via the Donate button to the left or mail it to the address listed on the Contact Us page. You will receive an acknowledgement letter.

Keep the flame alive. Its not just every four years, it's everyday.