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LA84 awarded Beyond The Bell over $500,000 for after-school programs.

LA84 Awards 46 Grants To Boost Youth Development Through Sport

June 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES (June 30, 2016) – The LA84 Foundation announced today that it is awarding nearly $2 million in grants to 46 youth sports organizations in Southern California. These grants will benefit over 50,000 young athletes across the region, seeking to build positive youth development through the power of sport. “Sports really do make a… More »

The opening ceremony for Olympic Day at the L.A. Coliseum

LA84 Hosts 500 Young Athletes for Olympic Day 2016 at LA Coliseum

June 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2016) – Five hundred young athletes participated in Los Angeles’ Olympic Day 2016 celebration Thursday, hosted by the LA84 Foundation and LA 2024. Inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the main site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, youth from across LA took part in nine Olympic and Paralympic sports while… More »


Los Angeles Awarded 2021 Super Bowl; LA84 Part of Bid Team

May 24, 2016

CHARLOTTE (May 24, 2016) – LA84 Foundation President & CEO Renata Simril was a member of the Los Angeles Super Bowl Bid Committee that delivered the successful bid for Super Bowl LV to all 32 NFL owners today in a live presentation, in Charlotte, NC. LA84 Foundation Board Member and Bid Committee Vice Chair Bob Graziano… More »


LA84 Awards 26 Grants to Support Youth Development Through Sport

February 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES (February 4, 2016)— The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games and the nationally recognized leader in support of youth sports, today announced it has awarded $1.3 million in grants for the first quarter of 2016. The 26 grants announced today are to nonprofit organizations which will engage over 38,000 youth… More »


Anita DeFrantz Passes Torch to New LA84 President Renata Simril

January 29, 2016

Mayor Eric Garcetti, 1984 LA Olympic Organizing Committee President Peter Ueberroth, LA24 Chairman Casey Wasserman, Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson and USOC CEO Scott Blackmun joined 250 other guests Thursday night, at the LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles, to honor Anita DeFrantz following her retirement as foundation president.  Ms. DeFrantz passed an Olympic torch from the… More »