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LIFE READY
THROUGH SPORT

The LA84 Foundation provides an opportunity for youth to have fun while learning valuable life skills through structured sports programs.

LIFE READY THROUGH SPORT

The LA84 Foundation provides an opportunity for youth to have fun while learning valuable life skills through structured sports programs.


OUR STORY

The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education and advocates for the important role sports participation plays in positive youth development. Created with a share of the 1984 Olympic Games surplus, LA84 began operations in 1985 as a grant making and educational foundation. The foundation supports hundreds of non-profit youth sports organizations throughout Southern California annually, trains coaches, commissions research, convenes conferences and maintains the world’s premier Olympic and sports library collection.

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OUR WORK

The LA84 Foundation makes grants to non-profit youth sports organizations throughout Southern California, educates coaches, convenes local and national thought leaders and uses its voice to advance sports as an essential element in transforming the lives of youth.

GRANTS

LA84 makes grants to non-profit youth sports organizations in the eight southernmost counties of California. The foundation focuses on underserved communities and looks to track the impacts structured sports has on youth development outcomes.

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EVENTS

The foundation convenes local, national and international thought-leaders and content experts for national conferences and local meetings to promote a wider understanding of the role that youth sports plays. The annual LA84 Foundation Youth Sports Summit is the foundation’s flagship event.

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COACHING EDUCATION

Through its own programs and carefully selected partnerships, LA84 provides coaching education clinics for youth coaches of all levels and sports.

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BY THE NUMBERS

3,000,000+

Youth impacted by grants and programs

3,000

Grants to more than 3,000 youth sports organizations

75,000

Coaches trained at coaching education clinics


NEWS & FEATURES

Stories and updates from the LA84 team, partners, and supporters.

LA84 SAMbassadors Ride With Olympians, Paralympians on Rose Parade Float
Even on a cloudy Monday morning, spirits were bright for four Angeleno student-athletes as they celebrated the New Year in
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LA84 Hosts Nearly 1,000 Youth at Season-Ending Run4Fun Festival 2K Race
Middle-schoolers from across Southern California raced at a difficult course atop the scenic Elysian Park.
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LA84 Celebrates Playing Forward At 5th Annual Summit
The event brought together civic leaders, sports industry executives and top athletes to work to elevate youth sports.
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OUR KNOWLEDGE

The Foundation facilitates a national discussion on youth sports informed by three decades of frontline experience, plus numerous commissioned research projects and conferences featuring thought-leaders and practitioners. This youth sports expertise combined with LA84’s rich historical library make the foundation a unique repository of sport knowledge.

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OUR PARTNERS

The LA84 Foundation seeks partners who are committed to our collective goals of radically expanding youth sports opportunities; and improving the social, academic and health outcomes through structured sports participation.