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LA84 Grants Support Youth Sports Programs Ranging From Running & Rowing to Basketball & Boxing

November 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES (November 18, 2015) –The LA84 Foundation announced grants that will help provide highly-needed facilities, staff and equipment for a wide array of youth sports programs across Southern California, including cycling, running, soccer, martial arts, swimming, and rowing, among others. A total of $771,758 is being awarded to 30 organizations to support programs that… More »


LA Business & Civic Leader Renata Simril to Succeed Longtime President Anita DeFrantz at LA84 Foundation

November 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (November 18, 2015) – The LA84 Foundation, the leading funder of youth sports programs in Southern California, has named Renata Simril as its next president and chief executive officer. A seasoned executive, Ms. Simril brings more than two decades of leadership experience in government, professional sports, management, and civic engagement, as well as… More »


$10.5 Million Public Soccer Field for L.A. Youth in Griffith Park

November 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (October 31, 2015) – City leaders, Olympians, and youth soccer players came together today to unveil the first phase of a major renovation to the city’s largest soccer facility, the 26-acre Ferraro Fields soccer complex at Griffith Park. The first four fields unveiled today are dedicated exclusively to youth soccer and feature long-lasting… More »

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LA84 Pledges $1 Million to Special Olympics World Games

June 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2015) — Today, the LA84 Foundation Board of Directors increased its commitment to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to $1 million. This is the World Games’ largest donation to date from a private foundation. This effort follows the Foundation’s initial grant award of $250,000 announced in January to help cover… More »


LA84 Endorses Education Campaign on Heading in Youth Soccer

June 22, 2015

(SANTA CLARA) – United States soccer legends Kristine Lilly and Julie Foudy, decorated women’s national team coach Tony DiCicco, Santa Clara University women’s soccer head coach Jerry Smith, the Women’s Sports Foundation, the LA84 Foundation and a dozen concussion researchers and clinicians headline a list of the latest soccer, medical, and youth sports experts to… More »