Why join TAFWA? And how? The Track and Field Writers of America (TAFWA) is an organization comprised mostly of written and electronic media members who have a common interest in the journalistic reporting and promotion of track-and-field athletics in the United States. TAFWA was founded at the 1973 NCAA Track and Field Championships in Baton Rouge and has grown to a membership which now stands at about 300. It is not required that a member have a full-time position with a formal publication or other media outlet, since in the case of track-and-field in the United States, much of the day-to-day reporting is done through free-lance or volunteer correspondents. The membership fee is $20 per year, which runs from September through the following August. Paid-up members receive:
If this sounds of interest to you, please download and complete a membership application. Send it, along with cash or a check (in US funds, made payable to "TAFWA") for $20, to the Treasurer at the address given on the application.
Please note that all information appearing on the application will be used in the next edition of the Directory, unless you specifically note the fields you wish not to be made known to our members. The information contained in the Directory is for the private use of our members and may not be sold, lent, bartered or otherwise communicated to other individuals or organizations for commercial or other use.
IMPORTANT: If you intend to have your company remit the cost of your dues directly to TAFWA, please inform your controller of our Federal Tax ID number (94-3092716) which your company will need to comply with current IRS requirements. Thank you for your interest in our organization and in our mission of publicizing track and field in the United States.