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LA84 Foundation Announces More Than $475,000 in Youth Sports Grants

October 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES (October 30, 2014) — The LA84 Foundation, which continues to invest proceeds from the 1984 Olympic Games to support youth sports across the eight southernmost counties of California, today announced $477,814 in grants to support 15 community youth athletics programs. The Foundation has invested more than $220 million in support of its mission… More »


Olympic Legends Join L.A. Leaders To Celebrate Ferraro Fields Renewal In Honor Of 30th Anniversary Of The 1984 Games

July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (July 29, 2014) – Thirty years to the day after he ascended the Coliseum steps and lit the flame to open the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, track and field legend Rafer Johnson joined with fellow Olympians, city leaders and young soccer players in Griffith Park to announce the $10.5 million renovation… More »


LA84 Board Approves New Round Of Grants Totaling $1.3 Million; Frank Sanchez Tapped as Board Chair

June 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2014) – Today, the LA84 Foundation Board of Directors approved $1.3 million in grants to 29 community sports programs serving youth across the eight southernmost counties of California. This brings the grants total this year to $3.1 million, with one more round of allocations scheduled for October of this year. As… More »


LA84 President Anita DeFrantz Honored by Prestigious Coaching Associations

June 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2014) – Two nationally recognized coaching organizations have bestowed honors on LA84 President Anita L. DeFrantz for her decades of achievement and leadership in sport. DeFrantz, the captain of the 1976 Olympic bronze medal women’s rowing team, was selected for induction into the Women’s College Rowing Coaches Hall of Fame. She… More »

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LA84 Foundation Applauds President Obama’s Support For Curbing Concussions in Youth Sports

May 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES (May 29, 2014) – At today’s precedent-setting White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, President Obama voiced his support for increased research and broader awareness on the pressing issue of concussions in youth sports. The LA84 Foundation, one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations supporting youth sports, has been addressing this… More »