USA Cycling has announced the creation of the Kelly Catlin Fund, created in memory of USA Cycling national team member Kelly Catlin who passed away on 8th March.
The funds will be dedicated to programmes and services as determined after consulting with the Catlin family at a later date. Catlin was a 2016 Olympic silver medallist and three-time World Champion as a member of the Women’s Team Pursuit squad in 2016, ’17 and ’18 at the UCI Track World Championships.
Mark Catlin, her father, said: “Kelly was many things to many people. She was a daughter, a sister, a friend and a teammate, a scholar, a cyclist, a musician and an artist. We hope, that through this fund, Kelly’s legacy will continue to live on.”
Catlin began racing as a Junior category athlete with the NorthStar Development Team in Minnesota and first represented Team USA at the 2013 UCI Road World Championships in the Junior Road Race and Junior Individual Time Trial.
Gary Sutton, Head Track Endurance Coach for USA Cycling, said: “Kelly brought a certain spark to the team whenever they were together whether it was for a training camp or a competition. Her quiet focus and work ethic spurred the other women to give 100% every time they got on the bike. Kelly will be missed by all of us and will never be far from our minds.”
President and CEO of USA Cycling, Rob DeMartini, added: “Kelly accomplished more by the age of 23 than many accomplish in a lifetime. The magnitude of her passing has been felt across our entire community. We know, that through this fund, Kelly will continue to make a difference.”
For more information on the Kelly Catlin Fund, visit: https://www.usacycling.org/foundation/kelly-catlin-fund or contact Guillermo Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org.