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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 »


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$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 »


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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 »


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LAUSD Middle Schools Benefit from Latest LA84 Youth Sports Grants

June 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2015) — Every middle school in LAUSD will be among the beneficiaries of the latest round of youth sports grants announced today by the LA84 Foundation. A total of $1.3 million is being awarded to 38 regional youth sports organizations that together reach nearly 34,000 children, including youth with disabilities. This… More »