.MISSION STATEMENT

THE 3M TRACK CLUB OFFERS AN ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITY FOR BOYS & GIRLS RESIDING IN THE EAST BAY AND OTHER BAY AREA COMMUNITIES, AGAINST THE MANY PERILS THAT HAVE, UNFORTUNATELY, BECOME INDIGENIOUS TO AMERICA'S INNER-CITY: HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS, DRUG CONSUMPTION, TEEN PREGNANCIES, GANG VIOLENCE, AND A GENERAL LACK OF RESPECT FOR SELF AND OTHERS.  IN ADDITION TO TEACHING TRACK AND FIELD FUNDAMENTALS AND CONCEPTS TO ASPIRING YOUNG ATHLETES, MEMBERS OF THE 3M TRACK CLUB ARE ALSO TAUGHT SELF-ESTEEM, PERSONAL COMMITMENT, RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS.

CLUB HISTORY

COACH PITTMAN

 HISTORY

THE 3M TRACK CLUB WAS FOUNDED MAY 1983 BY MR. WILLIAM PITTMAN.  THE OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA BASED TRACK & FIELD CLUB EMERGED FROM COACH PITTMAN'S DESIRE TO DEVELOPE A SPORT PROGRAM FOR HIS TWO CHILDREN, MONIQUE & MONTELL.  WORD OF THE NEW "TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM", QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE BAY AREA URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS.  AS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM INCREASED, COACH PITTMAN AGREED TO EXPAND AND INCLUDE ALL YOUNGSTERS WHO HAD THE TIME, DESIRE AND FORTITUDE TO HANDLE THE PHYSICAL REQUISITES OF TRAINING.  EVENTUALLY, THE 3M TRACK CLUB WAS OFFICIALLY INCORPORATED AS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN MAY 1983.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

OVER THE PAST 36 YEARS, THE 3M TRACK CLUB HAS SUCCEEDED IN KEEPING ALL OF IT'S ATHLETES FREE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ABUSE, CRIMINAL INVOLVEMENT, GANG ACTIVITY AND TEEN PREGNANCY.  ATHLETES LEAVE THE PROGRAM WITH A STRONG SENSE OF CHARACTER, CONFIDENCE AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WHICH ARE VITAL INGREDIENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ATHLETICS, ACADEMICS AND IN LIFE.  BELOW ARE SOME NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS ACHIEVED BY OUR PROGRAM;    

 

                    89% OF ALL FORMER TEAM MEMBERS HAVE ACHIEVED AND

                    MAINTAINED ACADEMIC SUCCESS WITH GRADES OF (B) OR BETTER.

 

                   OF THE 1300 PLUS MEMBERS OVER THE PAST 35 YEARS,  OVER 70%

                   HAVE ENTERED THE FOLLOWING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES:

                   UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY, USC, STANFORD, UCLA,

                   COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, OHIO STATE, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,

                   HOWARD UNIVERSITY, MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE, FRESNO STATE,

                   UTAH STATE, SACRAMENTO STATE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIF. DAVIS,

                   UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, FLORIDA ST. UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF

                   FLORIDA, CAL POLY, OREGON UNIVERSITY, CAL STATE EAST BAY UNIVERSITY,                         UNIVERSITY OF LAS VEGAS, DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY,

                   SAN FRANCISCO  STATE, SAN JOSE STATE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN

                   MISSISSIPPI, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, HOLY NAMES COLLEGE

                   AND A HOST OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

 

                   THIRTY-NINE PERCENT OF ALL TEAM MEMBERS EARNED ACADEMIC

                   SCHOLARSHIPS AND FORTY-EIGHT PERCENT RECEIVED  

                   ACADEMIC/ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS.

 

                   WE ARE PROUD TO MENTION THAT THE FRUITS OF THIS PROGRAM HAS YIELDED

                   48+ INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AND 23+ NATIONAL RELAY TEAMS.

                 

 

 

 

 

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