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Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Regional Chapter Support

Through the Foundation, ACSM partners with GSSI. Yearly, each chapter is provided with a $1000 grant to support its chapter annual meeting. This funding is direct deposited into each regional chapter's bank account on a yearly basis.

In addition, GSSI provides one Gatorade Speaker per regional chapter per year. Gatorade pays for all travel and honoraria related to their speakers. GSSI will work with your planning committee to find the right speaker for your conference.

Chapters wishing to include a GSSI speaker in an upcoming meeting should submit a completed application at least three months prior to your meeting. The completed application and/or any questions should be directed to

As attendees appreciate takeaway materials, GSSI will provide collateral materials for distribution as well. These materials will be shipped to your regional chapter directly from GSSI. 

In exchange for the grant and/or speaker support, the regional chapters must acknowledge GSSI on meeting publications, on-site signage, and on-site program books/handouts. The GSSI Logo for regional chapter use may be downloaded here.