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Olympic Legacy Thrives With Latest Round of LA84 Grants

January 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2014) – As the world’s focus turns to the Olympic Games in Sochi, the LA84 Foundation is keeping the Olympic spirit alive among young athletes in Los Angeles. Twenty-six local youth sports organizations received $1.7 million in grants today from LA84, the leading funder for youth athletics in Southern California. Since… More »


LA84 Foundation Confronts Concussions In Youth Football

December 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2013) – With national concern on the rise over the dangers of brain injuries in football and youth sports more generally, the LA84 Foundation has adopted new safety guidelines based on collaboration with medical experts and youth football administrators. The Foundation, which has provided $600,000 in grants to 58 youth football… More »


Leading L.A. Sports Advocate Honored For Life Service To Rowing

November 8, 2013

President Anita L. DeFrantz receives Distinguished Services Award from FISA LOS ANGELES (November 8, 2013) – Today, LA84 Foundation President and International Olympic Committee Member Anita L. DeFrantz was honored by the International Rowing Federation (FISA) for a lifetime of service to the sport of rowing. The presentation of the 2013 Distinguished Services to International… More »


LA84 Foundation Awards $500K For Local Youth Sports Programs

October 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES (October 23, 2013) – The LA84 Foundation, which continues to invest proceeds from the 1984 Games to support non-profit organizations in eight counties across Southern California, has awarded nearly $500,000 this quarter to 22 youth sports programs. The Foundation has invested more than $214 million since its inception, with $3.6 million awarded this… More »


U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun To Keynote Annual LA84 Summit

October 16, 2013

LOS ANGELES–U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun will keynote the second annual LA84 Foundation Summit this Thursday, addressing the need for continued support of school-based and community youth sports programs across the country. The invitation-only event will be hosted by International Olympic Committee Member and LA84 Foundation President Anita L. DeFrantz. The summit will include… More »