Our organization was founded in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) non profit. The board is all volunteers whose objective is to enhance athletics in the community. Hardee County is a small, rural, tight knit community that supports kids of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Athletics is a way for our youth to build self-esteem and self-confidence. In our community, many times athletics serve as the only family setting that some of our athletes experience. Camp participation amongst athletes in Hardee County is minimal at best. Athletes who lack financial resources are unable to attend. These individuals can apply for funding through the Hardee Athletic Foundation.
Athletics can also provide an opportunity for higher education. The Hardee Athletic Foundation assist athletes in both of these arenas by supplying funding to assist individual athletes in furthering their education through an Academic Coach at HHS and ACT/SAT prep classes each semester.
Applications are turned in and are reviewed by the HAF Board of Directors. If the application is approved, money will be disbursed based upon budgetary requests and receipts will be required. All monies disbursed are reimbursements and require proof of participation.